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Duncan Lewis:ImmigrationRenewing Your Tier 4 Sponsorship Licence (30 August 2016)

 

The time is upon us where various education institutions will be actively taking steps to ensure compliance to renew their Tier 4 Sponsorship Licence after the 4 year period. Most, if not all Sponsors should be receiving a reminder email or letter by the Home Office a few weeks before the expiry date. And let’s face it; we rarely open correspondence from the Home Office with a smile.

Duncan Lewis:ImmigrationDuncan Lewis Solicitors working with Safe Passage to help refugee children in Calais (19 August 2016)

 

Duncan Lewis Solicitors have just come back from the Jungle in Calais where they are helping to reunite stranded refugee children with family members in the UK. In partnership with Safe Passage and with support from the Red Cross, Zofia Duszynska and Sondos Arafa join a team of British lawyers assisting children to achieve safety as soon as possible.

Duncan Lewis:ImmigrationSummary of the Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) route (18 August 2016)

 

The category of Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) under the Points Based System allows migrants to either enter or remain in the United Kingdom (UK) for a period of up to 5 years.

Duncan Lewis:ImmigrationChanging the terms of bail (17 August 2016)

 

Abstract

The power of the Home Secretary to vary the bail conditions of a person released from immigration detention has been affirmed by the Court of Appeal.
Solicitor Shalini Patel, of Duncan Lewis Solicitors, explains the court's decision in R (on the application of Raza) v Secretary of State for the Home Department.

Duncan Lewis:Clinical NegligenceDesmond D'Mello: General Dental Council find allegations of dental malpractice proven (17 August 2016)

 

The General Dental Council has proved 55 allegations in relation to treatment administered by Desmond D'Mello, a dentist who owned Desmond D'Mello's Daybrook Dental Practice, in Daybrook, Nottinghamshire. The Council will now decide whether Mr D'Mello will be struck off.

Duncan Lewis:Public LawA Member State of the European Union is not complying with its obligations under the Common European Asylum System (9 August 2016)

 

The recent Duncan Lewis judicial review case of Ibrahimi & Anor v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] EWHC 2049 (Admin) led by the Instructing Solicitors Krisha Prathepan and Bahar Ata saw the High Court determine that a Member State of the European Union is not complying with its obligations under the Common European Asylum System and the return of asylum seekers to Hungary will result in significant breaches of protected human rights.

Duncan Lewis:ImmigrationWhen is it lawful for the Home Office to impose a curfew? (8 August 2016)

 

In the recent case of Gedi, R (On the Application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] EWCA Civ 409, the Court of Appeal declared that the Home Office had imposed curfew restrictions on an individual in circumstances where they had no power to do so. As a result, the appellant was deemed to have been falsely imprisoned, and is entitled to damages from the Secretary of State for the Home Department (‘SSHD’).

Duncan Lewis:ImmigrationDuncan Lewis Solicitors shortlisted for Law Society’s Excellence Awards 2016 in Business Development (5 August 2016)

 

Shortlisted for Law Society’s Diversity & Inclusion 2015 Excellence Award, Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce that they have been shortlisted for the prestigious Law Society’s 2016 Excellence in Business Development Award for the first time.

Duncan Lewis:MainDuncan Lewis Solicitors shortlisted for Law Society’s Excellence Awards 2016 for Pro Bono Work (5 August 2016)

 

Legal 500 “Top Tier” law firm and first law firm in the UK to achieve and maintain Investors in People Gold Accreditation since 2009, Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce that they have been shortlisted for Excellence Awards 2016 in Pro Bono work. This Law Society shortlist was significantly due to the extensive pro bono presence that Duncan Lewis has established in Cardiff, South Wales through the co-ordination of Director of Housing for Cardiff, Heather Iqbal-Rayner.

Duncan Lewis:Public LawDuncan Lewis Public Law Director Adam Tear shortlisted for Solicitor Advocate of the Year and Human Rights Lawyer of the Year 2016 (4 August 2016)

 

Legal 500 “Top Tier” law firm Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce that Public Law Director Adam Tear has been shortlisted for Solicitor Advocate of the Year and Human Rights Lawyer of the Year 2016.

Duncan Lewis:Public LawUpdate on France Dublin II Test Challenges (3 August 2016)

 

The Court of Appeal (Underhill LJ) has now directed that AG (Sri Lanka) be listed together with AI (Sudan) as a rolled-up hearing. AG had applied for permission to appeal against the judgment of UTJ Coker refusing permission to Judicial Review following an oral hearing. Underhill LJ made it clear that the reason for not granting permission was not to do with the merits of the arguments.

Duncan Lewis:ImmigrationThe degrading restriction on an asylum seeker’s right to work (1 August 2016)

 

Most asylum seekers arrive in the UK to escape their country of origin for fears of persecution, where the idea of state protection is unrealistic and or internal relocation is a possibility. Many have no intent or motive to come to the UK and only consider where they will be safe away from their perpetrators. They hope for a better future but instead, some spend their years in the UK stuck in an inefficient administrative process, in receipt of minimal support and suffering from emotional stress as a result of their traumas coupled with their inability to ever return to a life of normality.

Duncan Lewis:ImmigrationDuncan Lewis Immigration Director Toufique Hossain and assistant solicitor Rohena Wallace achieve Level 3 (Advanced) Immigration and Asylum Law Accreditation (26 July 2016)

 

Legal 500 law firm Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce that Public Law Director Toufique Hossain and the assistant solicitor Rohena Wallace have achieved the prestigious Law Society Level 3 Immigration and Asylum Advanced Accreditation.

Duncan Lewis:Public LawJudicial Review in the Upper Tribunal (25 July 2016)

 

A significant practical problem is the lack of direction on how to actually make an application at the Upper Tribunal. At a time of increasing numbers of distressed applicants all looking to have their accounts heard, this causes considerable distress not just to the applicant’s but also to those representing them.

Duncan Lewis:ImmigrationHome Office cannot lawfully require foreign nationals to state to officials from their home country that they are willing to return (19 July 2016)

 

The recent Duncan Lewis judicial review case of JM (Zimbabwe), R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] EWHC 1773 (Admin) saw Duncan Lewis Public Law & Immigration Solicitors James Packer and Kate Newman represent a Zimbabwean national claimant who was subject to deportation from the UK and placed in immigration detention immediately on the expiry of his sentence in May 2013.

Duncan Lewis:Child CareLegal 500 National Law Firm Duncan Lewis appoints Jasbir Raindi as Director of Family and Child Care for Milton Keynes (19 July 2016)

 

Recognised by Legal 500 2015 Edition as “an undoubted force in international children law and winner of the 5th Annual Jordan’s Family Law Firm of the Year Award”, Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce that Jasbir Raindi has recently been appointed as a Director of Family and Childcare for the company’s Milton Keynes’ branch.

Duncan Lewis:Islamic LawSuccessful claim arising out of an Islamic marriage (18 July 2016)

 

A client came to us having been told by several solicitors that she had no case. She had unknowingly entered into an unregistered Islamic marriage in the UK and did not realise that under English law, she was classed as a cohabitee and had no matrimonial rights.

Duncan Lewis:CrimeCriminal Defence Specialist and Higher Court Advocate Chris Georgiou joins Duncan Lewis as a Consultant Solicitor (15 July 2016)

 

Recognised as a Top Tier and leading criminal defence practice by Chambers UK 2016, Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce the recent arrival of Criminal Defence Specialist and Higher Court Advocate, Chris Georgiou. With Duncan Lewis, Georgiou will practise in all aspects of criminal and fraud defence and primarily from the company’s Harrow and North London offices.

Duncan Lewis:ImmigrationAfter Brexit Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty – What does it all mean? (14 July 2016)

 

When David Cameron signalled his intention to resign on the morning of the 24th June, he said that he would leave the task of triggering Article 50 to his successor. The decision about when to trigger Article 50 and start the formal process of leaving the EU will be for the new Prime Minister, Mrs Theresa May. The UK remains a member of the EU throughout this process, and until Article 50 negotiations have concluded. Mrs May has previously confirmed that she will not trigger Article 50 before the end of this year.

Duncan Lewis:ImmigrationChinese Visitors Spending Spree Lifts UK High Streets (11 July 2016)

 

The British population having decided to leave the European Union by voting in favour of Brexit. The immediate aftermath of the UK referendum has created a global wave of uncertainty to our economy, social and political landscape.

Duncan Lewis:ImmigrationImmigration Detention in order to bring a prosecution for non-cooperation with removal is unlawful (11 July 2016)

 

The recent Duncan Lewis judicial review case of Ibrahim, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] EWHC 1347 (Admin) saw Duncan Lewis Immigration Solicitor Shahnaz Roshan representing a Sudanese national claimant who was subject to immigration detention following completion of his sentence for a serious offence. This case concerned an action for unlawful detention.

Duncan Lewis:Public LawLegal Aid Agency did not properly factor in the prospect of success when deciding whether Legal Aid should be granted through Exceptional Funding (11 July 2016)

 

A Duncan Lewis Judicial Review case - Applications for Permission CO/5927/2015 (The Queen on the application of Thompson v Director for Legal Aid) - saw the Director of Legal Aid refusing to grant exceptional case funding despite accepting that the Claimant had a ‘Moderate’ prospect of success.

Duncan Lewis:Prison LawDoes the Underrepresentation of Black and Ethnic Minorities in Britain’s Police Force Matter? (5 July 2016)

 

The Slavery Abolition Act received Royal Assent on 28 August 1833 and was intended to act as a catalyst towards ensuring that over time, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (‘BAME’) individuals were never again to be deprived of their life or liberty as a result of their race.

Duncan Lewis:ImmigrationDuncan Lewis in first High Court challenge against asylum seeker return to Austria under Dublin III Regulation (5 July 2016)

 

The recent Duncan Lewis judicial review case of Abdulkadir & Anor, R (on the application of ) v SSHD [2016] EWHC 1504 (Admin) saw the High Court consider for the very first time an asylum removal case to Austria under Dublin III regulations. Duncan Lewis Public Law and Immigration Solicitor Krisha Prathepan was lead solicitor in this challenge.

Duncan Lewis:ImmigrationIs this the end to Charter Flights to Kabul? Probably not (30 June 2016)

 

It all began at the end of February 2015.

The Afghan Minister for Refugees and Repatriations, Sayed Hussain Alemi Balkhi (a name that I will never forget) met activists and politicians from different countries and boldly said since the departure of international forces, there had been a resurgence in Taliban activity and that now 80% of the country (all but three provinces) were now unsafe. He gave his opinion that removals to Afghanistan from European Countries should be suspended in the light of the deterioration in the security situation. Minister Balkhi asked the attendees to use their contacts to put lobby for the cancellation of two upcoming charter flights, one from Norway on 15 March 2015 and one from the United Kingdom, on 10 March.

Duncan Lewis:Child CareThe Art of Making the Perfect Bundle (30 June 2016)

 

Court bundles, although perhaps not the most titillating of topics, are a key component in litigation. If made properly, and available in good time, a bundle has the potential to imbue a Judge with confidence that you have considered and prepared your case with competence. Once the trial is over and all the submissions have been made, your bundle remains with the Judge as he/she considers their Judgment. If the Court fails to be impressed with your bundle, there is the potential for censure, the making of adverse costs orders against you, or your firm being named and shamed.

Duncan Lewis:ImmigrationLGBTI – Another Vulnerable Group Failed by the Secretary of State for the Home Department (30 June 2016)

 

There are two fundamental concerns regarding the detention of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) persons. The first is that these types of asylum claims are inherently complex and as such are not suitable for detention; the second is that detention is not appropriate due to the discrimination and abuse LGBTI persons are subjected to in detention and the persecution they have often experienced which forms the basis of their asylum claim.

Duncan Lewis:ImmigrationEuropean Court of Justice rules UK can withhold benefits to EU migrants without right to reside (30 June 2016)

 

On the 14 June 2016, the European Court of Justice made a judgement in the case of the European Commission v United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (Regulation (EC) No 883/2004) Case C-308/14.

Duncan Lewis:ImmigrationDuncan Lewis’ Court of Appeal Judgment clarifies approach to be taken by Secretary of State in asylum certified cases (28 June 2016)

 

In the case of FR & Anor (Albania), R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] EWCA Civ 605, the Court of Appeal has given an important ruling as to the approach that needs to be followed by the Secretary of State in certifying asylum and human rights claims as “clearly unfounded” under section 94(3) of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002. The Court emphasised the need for the Secretary of State to give separate consideration to a claim for asylum, where she decides whether the claim should be refused, and the decision on the issue of certification. Certification is only possible where the claim permits of only one answer before a tribunal and would be bound to fail. On the facts of these cases, the Court quashed the certificates.

Duncan Lewis:ImmigrationBrexit – I am an EU Citizen living in the UK – What are my options? (27 June 2016)

 

The results for the EU Referendum are out and the people of Britain have voted by a narrow majority to leave the EU. With both sides of the campaign acknowledging this to be a ‘historic’ day for very different reasons, many EU citizens living and working in the UK will be concerned about what the future now holds for them.

Duncan Lewis:ImmigrationIn aid of Refugee Week, Duncan Lewis’s Director Toufique Hossain set to host “It Needs to Stop” discussion on the immigration detention of pregnant women (23 June 2016)

 

Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce that in support of Refugee Week, Immigration & Public Law Director Toufique Hossain will be hosting a legal discussion on the detention of pregnant women in immigration removal centres from the company’s Harrow office on Friday 24th June at 4,30 pm. Speakers at the “It Needs to Stop” discussion currently include also Michelle Brewer, barrister at Garden Court Chambers, and Theresa Schleicher of Medical Justice.

Duncan Lewis:Islamic LawAina Khan leads Amsterdam Conference on ‘Proof of Marriage and Paternity in the Context of Migration’ (20 June 2016)

 

Recommended by Legal 500 for her expertise in Family & Islamic Divorce matters, Aina Khan was invited as a guest of the Dutch Association for the Study of Islamic Law and Law of the Middle East (Association RIMO) to present a lecture at an annual international conference on 'Proof of Marriage and Paternity in the Context of Migration' at Leiden University in Amsterdam on 14th June.

Duncan Lewis:Public LawThe Detention of Pregnant Women: It Needs to Stop (20 June 2016)

 

In his January 2016 review into the Welfare in Detention of Vulnerable Persons, Stephen Shaw, the former Prisons and Probation Ombudsman for England and Wales, recommended that ‘the Home Office amend its guidance so that the presumptive exclusion from detention for pregnant women is replaced with an absolute exclusion.’

Duncan Lewis:ImmigrationDuncan Lewis Immigration Director Trevor Hatton achieves Level 3 (Advanced) Immigration and Asylum Law Accreditation (16 June 2016)

 

Legal 500 law firm Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce that Immigration & Public Law Director Trevor Hatton has achieved the prestigious Law Society Level 3 Immigration and Asylum Advanced Accreditation.

Duncan Lewis:ImmigrationJames Packer interviewed on LBC radio discussing the Brexit ‘leave’ campaign’s claims about EC law preventing the deportation of serious criminals (15 June 2016)

 

Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners recommended Public Law Director James Packer was interviewed on LBC radio as an independent legal expert on 7th June, following the debate between Chuuka Umunna and Dominic Raab on the Brexit ‘leave’ campaign’s claims about EC law preventing the deportation of serious criminals.

Duncan Lewis:Public LawDuncan Lewis Public Law Director Adam Tear appointed as a Level 3 (Advanced) Assessor under the Law Society Immigration and Asylum Law Accreditation Scheme (14 June 2016)

 

Recommended by Legal 500 in 2015 for his significant expertise in Public Law and Immigration matters, Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce that Director of Public Law Adam Tear has been appointed as a Level 3 (Advanced) Assessor in relation to the Law Society Immigration and Asylum Law Accreditation Scheme.

Duncan Lewis:Public LawDuncan Lewis Public Law Solicitor Kat Hacker delivers talk at the Law Society Being a Human Rights Lawyer Day (17 May 2016)

 

Duncan Lewis Public Law Solicitor Kat Hacker delivered a talk at the Law Society "Being a Human Rights Lawyer Day" on the 17th March 2015.

Duncan Lewis:EmploymentDuncan Lewis Solicitors Pleased to Announce Appointment of Employment Law Director Anthony Thompson (6 May 2016)

 

Legal 500 recommended Law Firm Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce the May 2016 appointment of Anthony Thompson as a Director of the firm’s Employment Law department.

Duncan Lewis:MainDuncan Lewis Solicitors Welcome New Clinical Negligence Director Rebecca Thomas (6 May 2016)

 

Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to welcome Director Rebecca Thomas as the newest addition to the firm’s Harrow based Clinical Negligence department.

Duncan Lewis:MainDuncan Lewis joins Refugees, Lawyers and Waging Peace in the Play 2 Remember Football Tournament 2016 (6 April 2016)

 

Duncan Lewis Solicitors took part in the London Play 2 Remember football tournament on the 2nd April 2016. Duncan Lewis Public Law Trainee Solicitor Jamie Bell provides a fun and gripping match by match account of the trials and tribulations faced by the Duncan Lewis teams.

Duncan Lewis:MainLegal Aid firm Duncan Lewis Solicitors to take part in London Play 2 Remember football tournament for genocide survivors (1 April 2016)

 

Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners recommended Legal Aid Law Firm Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce that they will be taking part in the London Play 2 Remember football tournament to raise awareness for survivors of the Rwandan genocide.

Duncan Lewis:MainDuncan Lewis Solicitors Shortlisted for the Inaugural Solicitors Journal Legal Aid Team of the Year Award (21 March 2016)

 

Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce that they have been shortlisted for the Legal Aid Team of the Year Award in the Solicitors Journal Awards 2016.

Duncan Lewis:MainJames Packer Interviewed on Nick Ferrari show discussing FGM Deportation Matter of Nine Year Old Schoolgirl (21 March 2016)

 

Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners recommended Public Law Director James Packer was interviewed on LBC's Nick Ferrari show discussing the matter of a nine-year-old Sheffield schoolgirl facing deportation to Nigeria this month despite fears that she may be forced to submit to female genital mutilation (FGM)

Duncan Lewis:MainDuncan Lewis Solicitors to Walk the London Legal Walk 2016 (8 March 2016)

 

Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce that they will be taking part in the London Legal Walk 2016.

Duncan Lewis:Duncan Lewis Solicitors to Offer Monthly Free Legal Advice Clinic in Birmingham from March 2016 (1 March 2016)

 

Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce the launch of a monthly free Legal Advice Clinic in their Birmingham office from March 2015.

Duncan Lewis:MainDuncan Lewis Solicitors pleased to Welcome Director Meena Kumari to their Bradford Family & Childcare Law Team (9 February 2016)

 

Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to introduce Bradford-based Director Meena Kumari as the newest member of their Legal 500 recommended Family & Childcare practice.


Duncan Lewis:Community CareDuncan Lewis Solicitors Pleased to Announce Appointment of Community Care Director Jemma Garside (7 January 2016)

 

Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce the internal appointment of Jemma Garside as Director of the firm’s Legal 500 recommended Community Care team.

Duncan Lewis appoint New Directors Lucy Philps- Tate and Sophie Fretten (9 December 2015)

 

Legal 500 “Leading Law Firm” Duncan Lewis are pleased to announce the appointment of Lucy Philps- Tate and Sophie Fretten as Public Law and Family & Childcare Directors respectively.

Duncan Lewis:MainDuncan Lewis Solicitors Awarded the LawWorks Pro Bono Best Contribution by a Firm London Head Office 2015 Award (25 November 2015)

 

Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce that they were awarded the LawWorks Best Contribution by a Firm with a London Head Office 2015 award at the LawWorks Pro Bono Awards ceremony.

Duncan Lewis Pleased to Announce Appointment of New Family & Childcare Directors (18 November 2015)

 

Duncan Lewis Solicitors are extremely pleased to announce the appointment of Tashvinder Reel and Abbid Majeed as Directors in the firm’s Family & Childcare Department.

Duncan Lewis:HousingDuncan Lewis Introduce New Housing Litigation Director Emma Prescott (17 November 2015)

 

Legal 500 “Top-Tier” law firm Duncan Lewis are pleased to introduce Director Emma Prescott as the newest addition to their Housing Litigation team.

Duncan Lewis:MainDuncan Lewis Solicitors Pleased to Announce Appointment of Abigail Fogg as Prison Law Director (16 November 2015)

 

Legal 500 “Top Tier” law firm Duncan Lewis are pleased to announce the recent internal appointment of Abigail Fogg to her new role as Director of the firm’s Prison Law department.

Duncan Lewis:Clinical NegligenceDuncan Lewis Solicitors to offer Clinical Negligence Legal Aid work and introduce New Solicitor Emma Lutrario in November 2015 (12 November 2015)

 

Legal 500 Leading Law Firm Duncan Lewis are pleased to announce that as from November 2015 they will be offering Legal Aid work for eligible Clinical Negligence claims, and the arrival of with new Clinical Negligence Solicitor Emma Lutrario.

Duncan Lewis:CrimeDuncan Lewis Crime Department Receives Band 1 Ranking in Chambers & Partners 2016 (3 November 2015)

 

Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce excellent results in the Chambers & Partners 2016 legal guide with the Firm receiving a departmental ranking as well as four Solicitors receiving Recommended Lawyer status.

Duncan Lewis:FamilyDuncan Lewis’ Birmingham based Family & Childcare Director Krina Parmar receives Chambers UK 2016 Leading Lawyer recommendation (3 November 2015)

 

Duncan Lewis Solicitors is pleased to announce that Director Krina Parmar has been recognised by Chambers UK 2016 as a Leading Up and Coming Individual for her Family and Childcare work in Birmingham and the surrounding areas.

Duncan Lewis:Public LawDuncan Lewis Immigration Public Law Director Toufique Hossain receives Chambers UK 2016 Leading Lawyer in his Field recommendation (3 November 2015)

 

Duncan Lewis Solicitors is pleased to announce that Director Toufique Hossain has been recognised by Chambers UK 2016 as a Leading Individual for his Immigration Human Rights work in London for the third consecutive year.

Duncan Lewis:HousingDuncan Lewis’ Housing Law Director Dianne Cowie receives Chambers UK 2016 Leading Lawyer recommendation (3 November 2015)

 

Duncan Lewis Solicitors is pleased to announce that Director Dianne Cowie has been recognised by Chambers UK 2016 as a Leading Up and Coming Individual for her Housing Law work in London.

Duncan Lewis:Public LawDuncan Lewis Immigration Public Law Director James Packer receives Chambers UK 2016 Leading Lawyer in his Field recommendation (3 November 2015)

 

Duncan Lewis Solicitors is pleased to announce that Director James Packer has been recognised by Chambers UK 2016 as a Leading Individual for his Immigration Human Rights work in London for the third consecutive year.

Duncan Lewis:MainDuncan Lewis Shortlisted for LawWorks Cymru Pro Bono Award (2 November 2015)

 

Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce that their Cardiff based practice has been shortlisted for the LawWorks Cymru Pro Bono Awards.

Duncan Lewis:MainLegal 500 Leading Law Firm Duncan Lewis Solicitors have been shortlisted for an award in LawWorks Pro Bono Awards 2015 (29 October 2015)

 

Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce that they have been shortlisted for an award in the LawWorks Pro Bono Awards 2015 under the category “Best contribution by a law firm”.

Duncan Lewis Solicitors establishes Civil Actions Against Police Department headed by Senior Supervisor Lisa Verro (23 October 2015)

 

Legal 500 “Top-tier” firm Duncan Lewis are pleased to announce the opening of its Action Against Police department headed by Senior Supervisor and specialist Solicitor Lisa Verro.

Duncan Lewis:MainDuncan Lewis Solicitors Pleased to Welcome Immigration Director David Saldanha to the Firm (14 October 2015)

 

Legal 500”Top-Tier” law firm Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce the recent arrival of Immigration Director David Saldanha to the firm’s Harrow on the Hill Immigration department.

Duncan Lewis:MainDuncan Lewis Solicitors Win 2015 Jordans Family Law Firm of the Year Award (9 October 2015)

 

Legal 500 Leading Family & Childcare Law Firm Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce that they have been awarded the 5th Annual 2015 Jordans Publishing Family Law Firm of the Year 2015 award.

Duncan Lewis:MainDuncan Lewis achieves outstanding nationwide results in Legal 500 2015 with 10 law Practices and 16 lawyers recommended (17 September 2015)

 

Duncan Lewis Solicitors are proud to announce outstanding achievements in the Legal 500 2015 Edition with 10 legal departments nationwide receiving recommendations with 16 recommended lawyers.

Duncan Lewis:MainDuncan Lewis welcomes new Directors Hildegard Rauf, Rachel Caswell and Catherine Ashton (9 September 2015)

 

Legal 500 “Top Tier” firm Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce the external appointments of Directors Hildegard Rauf, Rachel Caswell and Catherine Ashton to the firm’s Personal Injury/ Employment Litigation, Mental Health and Family departments respectively.

Duncan Lewis:MainDuncan Lewis Solicitors pleased to announce the internal appointment of Housing Director James De Vere Moss (8 September 2015)

 

Legal 500 2015 “Top Tier” National Law firm Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce the internal appointment of James De Vere Moss as a Director of the firm’s Housing Department.

Duncan Lewis:ImmigrationDuncan Lewis Solicitors welcome Immigration Solicitor Zofia Duszynska to the team (28 August 2015)

 

Legal 500 "Top-Tier” law firm Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce the recent arrival of Immigration Solicitor Zofia Duszynska to the firm’s Harrow on the Hill Immigration team.

Duncan Lewis Solicitors obtain unprecedented generic injunction from the Court of Appeal in relation to removals to Afghanistan. (24 August 2015)

 

Duncan Lewis Solicitors obtain unprecedented generic injunction from the Court of Appeal in relation to removals to Afghanistan. A significant portion of those due to removed on charter flight on 25 August 2015 have been granted a stay on their removal.

Important Information for Any Afghan Detainee Due to be Removed on Charter Flight to Afghanistan on 25th August 2015 (20 August 2015)

 

On the 19th August 2015, Lord Justice Clarke granted permission to appeal in the case of Naziri & Ors, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (JR – scope - evidence (IJR) [2015] UKUT 437 (IAC) (27 July 2015).

Duncan Lewis:MainDuncan Lewis Immigration Solicitors receive Law Society Level 2 Immigration & Asylum and Supervisory Accreditations (19 August 2015)

 

Legal 500 “Top Tier Firm” Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce the accreditation of several members of the firm’s Immigration and Public Law departments to the Law Society Level 2 Immigration & Asylum and Supervisory accreditation panels.

Duncan Lewis:MainDuncan Lewis Solicitors Welcome Birmingham Childcare Director Richard Gray (11 August 2015)

 

Legal 500 "Top-Tier" law firm Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce the recent arrival of Childcare Director Richard Gray to the firm's Birmingham branch.

Duncan Lewis:MainDuncan Lewis Public Law Director Adam Tear shortlisted for the Law Society Solicitor Advocate of the Year Excellence Award for the third consecutive year (6 August 2015)

 

Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce that Director of Public Law Adam Tear has been nominated for the Law Society Solicitor Advocate of the Year Excellence Award for the third consecutive year running.

Duncan Lewis:MainDuncan Lewis Solicitors pleased to announce the appointment of Idnan Deen and Shazia Saliheen as Directors of Family & Childcare (5 August 2015)

 

Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce the appointment of Idnan Deen and Shazia Saliheen as Directors of the firm’s Family & Childcare Department.

Duncan Lewis:MainDuncan Lewis Solicitors Shortlisted for Law Society Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award (5 August 2015)

 

Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce that they have been shortlisted for the prestigious Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion accolade in the Law Society Excellence Awards 2015.

Duncan Lewis:MainDuncan Lewis Family Solicitors Shortlisted for Jordan’s Family Law Awards 2015 (24 July 2015)

 

Legal 500 “top -tier” firm Duncan Lewis Family Solicitors have been shortlisted for the Family Law Firm of the Year award in the 2015 edition of the prestigious Jordan’s Family Law Awards.

Duncan Lewis:MainDuncan Lewis Civil Litigation Director Anthony Okhuma discusses the London Rent Crisis and Property Guardians in the International Business Times (16 July 2015)

 

Duncan Lewis Civil Litigation Director Anthony Okhuma featured in the International Business Times on 16th July 2015 discussing the “rent crisis” in London and the rights of live-in property guardians.

Duncan Lewis:Public LawDuncan Lewis Public Law Director Toufique discusses the Suspension of Home Office Fast Track Detention on RT News (16 July 2015)

 

Duncan Lewis Public law Director Toufique Hossain spoke to Afshin Rattansi on RT News Going Underground about the suspension of the Home Office’s fast-track detention program on RT News Going Underground on the 15th July 2015.

Duncan Lewis:Islamic LawAina Khan discusses the demonisation of UK Shariah marriage and vulnerable Muslim women in the The Telegraph (14 July 2015)

 

Aina Khan, the Head of the Duncan Lewis Islamic Law Department featured in The Telegraph on the 3rd July 2015 discussing the demonisation of Shariah marriage in the UK and the vulnerable Muslim women left as victims as a result.

Duncan Lewis:Islamic LawAina Khan featured in The Times discussing young Muslims and the rise in Sharia marriages (9 July 2015)

 

Head of Duncan Lewis Islamic Law department Aina Khan featured in The Times on the 3rd July 2015 discussing young Muslims and the rise of Sharia marriages and the issue of polygamy sometimes found in these cases.

Duncan Lewis:MainDuncan Lewis Childcare Solicitor Ummar Farooq Ahmad Achieves Law Society Advanced Family Law Panel Membership (8 July 2015)

 

Duncan Lewis Solicitors are extremely pleased to announce the appointment of Childcare Law Solicitor Ummar farooq Ahmed to the Law Society Advanced Family Law Panel.

Aina Khan features in the Daily Express Article “1,000 Sharia Marriages in the UK” (6 July 2015)

 

Aina Khan, the Head of the Duncan Lewis Islamic Law Department featured in The Daily Express on the 4th July 2015 discussing Islamic marriages in the UK and the fears of polygamy in these cases.

Law Firm Duncan Lewis unites in silence to honour Tunisia Attack Victims (3 July 2015)

 

Legal 500 “top tier” Duncan Lewis co-ordinated staff across its UK offices to fall into silence for 1 minute at 12 noon on Friday 3rd July, to honour the victims of the recent tunisia massacre.

Duncan Lewis:Public LawHome Office Defeated at High Court Over Fast Track Detention Process (3 July 2015)

 

It was declared at the High Court today that the Home Office’s treatment of four vulnerable detainees through the Fast Track Detention process was unlawful.

Duncan Lewis:Islamic LawAina Khan features in The Telegraph discussing the rise of shariah marriages and polygamy fears (3 July 2015)

 

Aina Khan, the Head of the Duncan Lewis Islamic Law Department featured in The Telegraph on the 3rd July 2015 discussing the rise of Sharia marriages in the UK and the polygamy fears prompted by them.

Duncan Lewis Successfully Represents Claimant Unlawfully Detained in Prison under Immigration Powers (2 July 2015)

 

Legal 500 “Top Tier” firm Duncan Lewis Solicitors have successfully represented a Claimant who had been detained for over two years in prison under immigration powers.

Current Detained Fast Track Immigration System to be Suspended (2 July 2015)

 

Today the Government announced in a statement to Parliament that the Detained Fast System is to be suspended owing to the risk of unfairness to vulnerable applicants.

Duncan Lewis:Public LawJudge held that decisions of the Legal Aid Agency to refuse to grant Exceptional Case Funding to a vulnerable St. Lucian woman were clearly flawed (23 June 2015)

 

Duncan Lewis represented a Claimant who was refused Exceptional Case Funding (ECF) for an Article 8 appeal. In her decision, the Judge forced the Legal Aid Agency (LAA) to reconsider their decisions to refuse ECF, and the LAA has since granted ECF to cover our client’s ongoing appeal proceedings.

Duncan Lewis:Islamic LawAina Khan talks about her campaign for marital justice in The Upcoming (22 June 2015)

 

Aina Khan featured in The Upcoming on the 22nd June 2015 discussing her campaign for marital justice, the Register our Marriage roadshow.

Duncan Lewis:MainHigh Court rules that Home Office Delays in Issuing EU Documentation Unlawful in landmark Duncan Lewis test case (12 June 2015)

 

There is good news for those forced to wait for lengthy periods of time for the Home Office to issue applicants with EU documentation confirming their right to reside in the UK.

Duncan Lewis:MainDuncan Lewis Raise Over £1,100 for London Legal Support Trust at the London Legal Walk 2015 (22 May 2015)

 

Legal 500 “Top Tier Firm” Duncan Lewis Solicitors raised over £1,100 at the London Legal Walk 2015 for the London Legal Support Trust law centres and pro bono agencies.

Duncan Lewis:MainJudgment Reported in Duncan Lewis Iran Social Media Immigration Human Rights Case (20 May 2015)

 

Judgment has been reported in the case of AB and Others Iran [2015] UKUT 0257 (IAC) where Duncan Lewis represented the claimant who is an Iranian citizen seeking asylum in the UK due to risks to his person if he was removed back to Iran.

Duncan Lewis:Islamic LawPress Conference Announcement - Aina Khan’s “Register Our Marriage Roadshow” Press Conference in London 10th June 2015 (13 May 2015)

 

Aina Khan’s “Register Our Marriage” (ROM) Press Conference will be taking place at the Barristers’ Chambers at 36 Bedford Row, London WC1R 4JH at 3.30pm on 10th June 2015.

Duncan Lewis:MainDuncan Lewis Solicitors Open New Office in Shepherds Bush (7 May 2015)

 

Legal 500 leading law firm Duncan Lewis Solicitors is pleased to announce the opening of its new West London office in Shepherds Bush.

Duncan Lewis:MainLegal 500 law firm Duncan Lewis Solicitors open new office in Croydon (6 May 2015)

 

Legal 500 leading law firm Duncan Lewis are pleased to announce the opening of their new office in Croydon, Surrey.

Duncan Lewis:MainDuncan Lewis opens Holborn office on Fleet Street for Employment Litigation & Business Immigration matters (5 May 2015)

 

Legal 500 leading law firm Duncan Lewis is pleased to announce the recent opening of its new Central London office on Fleet Street/Holborn to deliver services in High Net Worth Divorce matters, Employment Litigation and Business Immigration matters.

Duncan Lewis:MainAina Khan’s “Register Our Marriage Roadshow” at the Daughters of Eve Bradford Sunday 3rd May 2015 2.30pm (1 May 2015)

 

Aina Khan’s “Register Our Marriage Roadshow” will be taking place after the Daughters of Eve conference at the Mercure Hotel from 2.30 to 4.30pm on Sunday 3rd May 2015 at Mercure Bradford hotel, Bradford Road, West Yorkshire, Bingley BD16 1TU. This is a free event for both men and women, interfaith and non-political.

Duncan Lewis:Islamic LawAina Khan’s “Register Our Marriage Roadshow” in London 10th June (30 April 2015)

 

Aina Khan’s “Register Our Marriage Roadshow” will be taking place at the Barristers Chambers at 36 Bedford Row in London on Wednesday 10th June 2015.

Duncan Lewis:MainSolicitors at Duncan Lewis will be taking part in the London Legal Walk on 18th May 2015 to raise funds for London’s legal centres. (30 April 2015)

 

Duncan Lewis will be walking the London Legal Walk 2015 with the Lord Chief Justice and thousands of lawyers on the 18th May 2015 to raise funds for the London Legal Support Trust which funds Law Centres and pro bono agencies in and around London and the South East.

Interim Relief Granted to Prevent Forced Removals to Afghanistan (22 April 2015)

 

After challenging and obtaining injunctive relief for a significant number of their clients who were due to be removed on the charter flight that departed to Kabul on 10 March 2015 after the production of fresh evidence about the significant deterioration in the country conditions in Afghanistan, the Public Law team at Duncan Lewis Solicitors represented 19 men that were due to be removed on the charter flight scheduled to depart at 23:30 on 21 April 2015. Judicial review applications were for lodged for each of these clients.

Duncan Lewis, SJ Law and MB Law form consortium (21 April 2015)

 

Criminal defence legal specialists Duncan Lewis, SJ Law and MB Law have announced their intention to form a consortium to bid in partnership for nationwide Duty Provider, Legal Aid Crime Contracts.

Duncan Lewis continue to challenge removals to Afghanistan (15 April 2015)

 

A hearing in relation to the ongoing position of the Secretary of State for the Home Department is currently scheduled for 22 April 2015 before the Upper Tribunal President, Mr Justice McCloskey.

Duncan Lewis:HousingHousing Litigation Director Dianne Cowie joins Duncan Lewis Solicitors Housing Department (13 April 2015)

 

Legal 500 2015 “Top-Tier” law firm Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce the recent arrival of Dianne Cowie as a Director in the firm’s East Croydon Housing Team.

Duncan Lewis:MainCivil Litigation & Mental Health Panel Member Nerys Thomas Joins Duncan Lewis Cardiff Litigation Team (9 April 2015)

 

Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to welcome the recent arrival of Civil Litigation specialist and Law Society Mental Health Panel Member Nerys Thomas as a Director in the firm’s Cardiff Litigation Team.

Duncan Lewis:Public LawDuncan Lewis challenge legality of SSHD’s interpretation of the published policy relating to Discretionary Leave (8 April 2015)

 

The case of SB & ABD (A MINOR) sought to challenge the legality of the Secretary of State's historical and ongoing failure to grant the Applicants further Discretionary Leave to remain in the United Kingdom, after the first Applicant had previously been granted three years of Discretionary Leave in this country.

Duncan Lewis:Islamic LawAina Khan’s 'Register Our Marriage' Roadshow at AMI (2 April 2015)

 

On the 28th March 2015, the Al-Mahdi Institute held a 'Register Our Marriage' Roadshow in association with Aina Khan from 'Register Our Marriage' Project to discuss the importance of Registering Marriages in the UK. It is estimated that around 80% of young British Muslims are in unregistered marriages and that this is growing rapidly.

Duncan Lewis:MainDuncan Lewis Practice Director Jason Bruce features on BBC Panorama “DIY Justice” Documentary (31 March 2015)

 

Duncan Lewis Solicitors’ Practice Manager Jason Bruce featured on BBC Panorama’s Legal Aid reform documentary “DIY Justice” on the 30th March 2015.

Duncan Lewis Immigration Solicitors Guide to Judicial Review (31 March 2015)

 

Judicial Reviews and Injunctions are a remedy used by Solicitors in order to solve specific issues faced by those subject to Immigration controls.

Duncan Lewis:MainAina Khan’s Register Our Marriage Roadshow comes to Birmingham 28th March 2015 (27 March 2015)

 

Family Solicitor Aina Khan’s “Register our Marriage Roadshow” will be coming to Birmingham on 28th March 2015.

Vulnerable Asylum Seekers Granted Interim Relief against Removal to Afghanistan by Chartered Flight (24 March 2015)

 

Following the release of new evidence regarding the deterioration of conditions in Afghanistan, Duncan Lewis Solicitors challenged the removal of a number of vulnerable asylum seekers to Afghanistan by charter flight scheduled for 22:30 on Tuesday 10 March 2015.

Duncan Lewis Prison Law department strengthens with the arrival of new Prison Law Specialists, Dele Johnson, Suki Thumber, Elizabeth Gwinnell and Abigail Fogg (20 March 2015)

 

Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to welcome the arrival of Prison Law Specialists Dele Johnson, Suki Thumber, Elizabeth Gwinnell and Abigail Fogg to the company’s prison law and criminal defence and appeals practice.

Duncan Lewis:MainEmployment Specialist Anthony Johnson Joins Duncan Lewis’ Croydon Employment Law Team (12 March 2015)

 

Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce that Employment Consultant Solicitor Anthony Thompson has joined the firm’s Croydon based Employment Law department.

Duncan Lewis Public Law Solicitor Toufique Hossain features on Channel 4’s “Serious self-harm soars at Harmondsworth since 2012” Report (11 March 2015)

 

Duncan Lewis Public Law Director Toufique Hossain spoke to Channel 4 as part of their “Serious self-harm soars at Harmondsworth since 2012” report regarding the temporary stay granted to 20 Afghan Asylum seekers who were due to be deported by chartered flight at 10.30 PM on the 10th March 2015.

Duncan Lewis:Public LawConflict prone binary thinking:the Home Office’s obsession with detaining asylum seekers (9 March 2015)

 

Since the late 1980s, as the overall number of asylum-seekers has risen the U.K has responded with an increasingly restrictive policy of deterrence.

Claimant’s Duty of Candour and Disclosure in Judicial Review Proceedings (9 March 2015)

 

The Claimant is subject to a continuing duty to make a full and frank disclosure when making a claim for Judicial Review. This duty is broad and the Court will put faith in the Claimant to inform the Court of all material facts known to them.

Duncan Lewis Fact Finding Mission to Hungary: Political and Historical Background (4 March 2015)

 

A team of three Duncan Lewis Solicitors went to Hungary on a fact-finding mission and spoke to various NGOs, social workers, lawyers, detainees and attended the biggest detention centre in the country in Debrecen.

Duncan Lewis:MainDuncan Lewis Family & Childcare Specialist Tariq Ahmad achieves Law Society Children Panel Membership (27 February 2015)

 

Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce the appointment of Childcare law specialist Tariq Ahmad to the Law Society Childrens Panel.

Duncan Lewis:MainDuncan Lewis announces departure of Director for Immigration Ofonimeh Umoh Abudu (27 February 2015)

 

Leading Legal 500 law firm, Duncan Lewis, is today announcing the departure of Ofonimeh Umoh Abudu, Solicitor and Director of Immigration. After nearly 13 years with the company she will be leaving Duncan Lewis to take up a litigation role with the civil service.

Duncan Lewis:MainDuncan Lewis Solicitors to take part in MasterMind competition in Harrow for Mind mental health charity (18 February 2015)

 

Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce that they will be taking part in a Mastermind charity fundraising competition in Harrow to raise money for the mental health charity Mind on the 28th February.

Duncan Lewis Solicitors set to open new office in Croydon (13 February 2015)

 

Legal 500 leading law firm Duncan Lewis is pleased to announce that it will soon be opening a new office in Croydon, Surrey with an opening date currently scheduled to be the end of February 2015. Duncan Lewis Directors, Childcare specialist Kathy Walker and Immigration expert Trevor Hatton are also set to relocate to Croydon.

Duncan Lewis:Islamic LawAina Khan attends the Ministerial Female Genital Mutilation Summit (11 February 2015)

 

Duncan Lewis Family and Islamic Law Specialist Aina Khan attended the Ministerial Female Genital Mutilation Summit on February 6th 2015.

Duncan Lewis:Islamic LawAina Khan Attends the Ministerial Female Genital Mutilation Summit (11 February 2015)

 

Duncan Lewis Family and Islamic Law Specialist Aina Khan attended the Ministerial Female Genital Mutilation Summit on February 6th 2015.

Duncan Lewis:MainDuncan Lewis’ Kathy Walker is appointed Director of Family & Childcare for the company’s newly opened office in Croydon. (6 February 2015)

 

Leading Legal 500 national law firm Duncan Lewis is pleased to announce the recent appointment of solicitor Kathy Walker as a Director of Family & Childcare for the company’s Croydon office.

Duncan Lewis:MainDuncan Lewis appoints Frances Clare as Director of Family & Childcare (6 February 2015)

 

Leading Legal 500 national law firm Duncan Lewis is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Frances Clare as a Director of Family & Childcare.

Duncan Lewis:MainLegal 500 leading law firm Duncan Lewis appoints Misbah Ali as Director of Family & Childcare (6 February 2015)

 

National law firm Duncan Lewis is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Misbah Ali as a Director of Family & Childcare.

Duncan Lewis:MainDuncan Lewis appoints Seher Toguz as Director of Immigration (5 February 2015)

 

Leading Legal 500 national law firm Duncan Lewis is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Seher Toguz as Director of Immigration.

Duncan Lewis:MainLegal 500 leading law firm Duncan Lewis appoints Gabor Nagy as Director of Immigration. (5 February 2015)

 

Duncan Lewis is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Gabor Nagy as a Director of Immigration.

Duncan Lewis’ Litigation team strengthens with new arrivals in Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence, Commercial Litigation and Employment (5 February 2015)

 

Duncan Lewis is pleased to announce the recent Director appointment of Commercial litigation lawyer Sobashni De Silva, and the arrivals of Clinical Negligence / Personal Injury specialist, Katarina Santos-Brazell and Employment Solicitor Carol van den End to the company’s civil litigation practice.<

Duncan Lewis:MainClinical Negligence and Personal Injury Specialist, Katarina Santos-Brazell joins Duncan Lewis’ Litigation team (5 February 2015)

 

Duncan Lewis is pleased to announce the recent arrival of Litigation Solicitor, Katarina Santos-Brazell. Katarina specialises in commercial litigation, professional negligence, personal injury and clinical negligence claimant matters and predominantly practices from the company’s London offices.

Duncan Lewis:MainLegal 500 leading law firm Duncan Lewis appoints Cardiff based Heather Iqbal Rayner as a Director of Housing (4 February 2015)

 

Duncan Lewis is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Heather Iqbal as a Director of Housing.

Duncan Lewis:MainDuncan Lewis appoints Personal Injury Claimant Specialist Julie Leslie as Director of Litigation (4 February 2015)

 

Duncan Lewis Solicitors is pleased to announce the recent appointment of both Julie Leslie and Commercial Litigation Specialist Sobashni De Silva as a Directors of Litigation.

Duncan Lewis:Civil LitigationDuncan Lewis appoints Commercial Litigator Sobashni De Silva as Director of Litigation (4 February 2015)

 

Duncan Lewis Solicitors is pleased to announce the recent appointment of both Sobashni De Silva and Personal Injury Specialist Julie Leslie as a Directors of Litigation.

Arrival of Eleanor Stokes sees Duncan Lewis’ Barnet office expand its Childcare & Housing law practice (4 February 2015)

 

Duncan Lewis is pleased to announce the recent relocation of Childcare & housing specialist Eleanor Stokes from the company’s Shepherd’s Bush branch to its recently opened Barnet office in North London.

Duncan Lewis appoints six new Family & Childcare Directors (3 February 2015)

 

Duncan Lewis are pleased to announce the recent appointments of seven London based law society children panel members and childcare specialists to its Board of Directors.

Duncan Lewis announce the appointment of 13 New Directors (3 February 2015)

 

Leading Legal 500 national law firm Duncan Lewis has recently announced the recent and forthcoming appointment of 13 new Directors across the company’s London and Cardiff based Litigation, Family & Childcare and Immigration legal departments.

Duncan Lewis:MainLooking Beneath the Surface: Identifying the Victims of Modern Slavery (28 January 2015)

 

Eleri Haf Davies of the Duncan Lewis Public Law team examines the global issue of human trafficking drawing on the example of the "Football Slave Trade".

Duncan Lewis:Public LawDeprivation, Desperation & Degradation – The Plight of Refugees in France (14 January 2015)

 

France is a country at the forefront of the European Union, a founding member of the United Nations, and home to more millionaires than any other nation aside from only the United States and the United Kingdom. That being said, thousands of individuals attempt to flee France every month in the hope of reaching the United Kingdom.

Duncan Lewis:Public LawHungary’s treatment of asylum seekers: leashes, handcuffs, torture and a breach of Article 3 ECHR? (8 January 2015)

 

An oral permission hearing took place before the Court of Appeal in the case of HK (Sudan) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department (C4/2014/2424) on 3rd November 2014. This was considered by the Court of Appeal to be the lead case concerning a Third Country challenge to the decision of the Secretary of State for the Home Department to remove our client to Hungary.