Legal 500 recommended Solicitor Adam Tear awarded Law Society Solicitor Advocate of the Year 2014 award

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Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce that Legal 500 recommended Solicitor and Duncan Lewis Solicitors Public Law Director Adam Tear has been awarded the Law Society Excellence Awards Solicitor Advocate of the Year award for 2014.

Adam Tear Law Society Solicitor Advocate of the Year 2014

Adam Tear Law Society Solicitor Advocate of the Year 2014

I am exceptionally pleased to be recognised for his advocacy throughout the last 12 months, and I hope to continue to provide exceptional advocacy services to those I represent

Legal 500 2014 top tier firm Duncan Lewis are pleased to announce that Public Law Director Adam Tear has been awarded the prestigious Law Society Excellence Awards Solicitor Advocate of the Year 2014 award.

The Law Society Excellence Awards celebrate the very best examples of innovation and good practice in the Legal profession. Candidates for the Law Society Excellence Awards are judged by the Law Society panel of expert judges and results are revealed at the Excellence Awards Ceremony. Law Society state the event is the “one evening of the year in which every team, every firm and every individual has an “equal chance of sharing the spotlight, provided they've produced exceptional results.”

Adam Tear, who was recommended as a leading lawyer in the Legal 500 2014, receives the award after consecutive shortlistings for 2013 and 2014.

Adam added, “I am exceptionally pleased to be recognised for my advocacy throughout the last 12 months, and I hope to continue to provide exceptional advocacy services to those I represent.”

Adam’s award is another addition to his increasing list of industry accolades; including Legal 500 2014 recommendation; appointment to the Committee of the Solicitors Association of Higher Court Advocates in November 2013 and Legal 500 2013 recommendation who described him as ‘Calm, industrious and reliable’.

Adam is a specialist in immigration judicial review, other public law matters and professional regulation law. He is accredited to the highest level in the field of immigration law. He has a significant practice in High Court and Court of Appeal appellant cases.

Adam’s niche specialisms include: civil contempt; costs before the higher Courts; representing professionals before their professional body; criminal judicial review; immigration claimant judicial review matters, in particular Dublin II and III third-country removal cases; unlawful immigration detention cases with high-net claims for damages; prison law claimant; immigration removal cases and challenging decisions of the Legal Aid Agency to refuse funding, following the significant April 2013 restrictions to legal aid.

About Duncan Lewis

Duncan Lewis, established in 1998, is the largest civil legal aid practice in the UK and one of the country's fastest growing firms of solicitors, serving both corporate entities and private individuals from offices across London and throughout the UK. A recommended leading law firm by Law Society Lexcel, Legal 500; Duncan Lewis employs over 500 members of staff and was the first law firm to achieve the Investors in People Gold Quality Standard Mark in 2009. Representing over 25,000 clients per year, the company has an excellent reputation in the Administrative Court, High Court and Court of Appeal in the Immigration, Public law and Family/Child Care jurisdictions.

Established areas of law are: business immigration, child care, civil liberties, clinical negligence, community care, crime and fraud, dispute resolution, debt and insolvency, employment, family and divorce, housing, asylum and immigration, Islamic law, litigation, mental health, personal injury, prison law, professional negligence, public law and administrative law, regulatory matters and welfare benefits.

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