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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.