Duncan Lewis Immigration Public Law Director James Packer receives Chambers UK 2015 Leading Lawyer in his Field recommendation

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Duncan Lewis Solicitors is pleased to announce that Director James Packer has been recognised by Chambers UK 2015 as a Leading Individual for his Immigration Human Rights work in London for the second consecutive year.

James Packer Chambers 2015 recommended Leading Solicitor

James Packer Chambers 2015 recommended Leading Solicitor

"One of the most impressive solicitors in immigration work, running a high-quality team and very committed to bringing access to justice."

Following the releases of the Chambers & Partners Guides UK 2015 Edition, Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce that Immigration Public Law Director James Packer has been recommended as a Leading Lawyer in his field of Immigration Human Rights in London for the second consecutive year. Chambers applauds James as ‘one of the most impressive solicitors in immigration work’. Krina Parmar, Duncan Lewis’ Family & Childcare Director based in the company’s Birmingham & Leicester offices as also been recognised as a leading individual in Birmingham and the surrounding areas for her Family and Childcare specialism.

James Packer, accredited by the Law Society to the highest level in the field of Immigration Law, specialises in Higher Courts and Judicial Review challenges of immigration decisions with no right of appeal. He is a specialist in Immigration, Public law challenges and European Union & Human Rights Law. The Chambers UK Guides have been ranking the “best law firms and Lawyers” since 1990, and now covers 185 jurisdictions throughout the world. The Chambers Guides rank both Lawyers and law firms based on the research of 150 full-time are trusted by clients throughout the world when they need to find reliable, capable and appropriate business lawyers.

Chambers stated, "James Packer of Duncan Lewis & Co is praised by one source for being "very good at the minutiae, at understanding procedure with a very clear grasp of detail." Another notes him as "one of the most impressive solicitors in immigration work, running a high-quality team and very committed to bringing access to justice."

Recently James Packer also received Legal 500 2014 individual recommendation for his specialism and work in asylum, civil liberties and immigration human rights, where he was praised as being a “key name”. James is based in the Duncan Lewis London Hackney office and heads the Duncan Lewis Immigration Public Law department along with Legal 500 recommended Solicitors Toufique Hossain and Adam Tear.

Duncan Lewis Solicitors has the largest immigration team in the UK, with a broad practice representing businesses and individual vulnerable clients at all levels in all aspects of personal immigration, asylum/human rights and nationality matters. The department specialises in representing judicial review immigration claimant cases before the High Court with a significant practice in unlawful immigration detention cases with high net claims for damages and challenging immigration removal cases; in particular, Dublin II third country removal cases. It has extensive experience representing vulnerable clients/ victim of torture or trafficking in asylum and immigration detention related matters and routinely represents its clients in Tribunal and Higher Courts appeal and advocacy work; with a significant practice in Upper Tribunal and Court of Appeal appellant cases.

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 and Legal 500, Duncan Lewis represents over 18,000 clients per year, employs over 500 members of staff and was the first law firm in the UK to achieve the Investors in People Gold Quality Standard Mark in 2009. Duncan Lewis was recently ranked as a top tier firm by Legal 500 2014 and ranked in 7 of its key practice areas.

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, litigation, mental health, personal injury, prison law, professional negligence, public law and administrative law, regulatory matters and welfare benefits.

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