Duncan Lewis has been awarded a Category 1 Franchise from the Legal Services Commission. This means that, in many cases, we can provide legal advice assistance, which is free to you. This covers the most straightforward applications, but also includes complex cases in the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal to first Tier Tribunal (immigration and asylum chamber) and the High Court, which would otherwise cost many thousands of pounds.
The quality of our work is repeatedly demonstrated by the very high success rates achieved
in cases that we take on. We strive to make our services as accessible as possible to everyone, conducting numerous outreach advice surgeries and also taking on some cases on a pro bono basis where legal aid is not available. We consistently strive to provide high levels of legal advice and service to all those in desperate need of Immigration advice. Duncan Lewis also has its own dedicated Public Law team made up of highly skilled fee earners, including a number who trained as barristers – who undertake complex appeal cases up to the Court of Appeal and House of Lords for Supreme Court. Many of these cases raise new and important issues, which create legal precedents for the future.
Summary of our Immigration Services
We can assist clients with the following types of legal matters under General Immigration:
- Assisting those that are here illegally or have overstayed to regularise their stay
- Deportation / Illegal Entry
- Discretionary applications made outside the Immigration Rules
- Domestic Violence victims
- EEA Association Agreement Applications
- Entry Clearance
- EU Residence Applications
- Family Reunion applications and appeals
- Judicial Review
- Married & Unmarried Partner Concession Application & Appeals
- Port Emergencies
- Spouses & Partners
- Travel Document Applications
We can also assist and represent asylum seeker clients from all over the world at all legal stages from Interviews to Appeals.
We also have extensive experience of preparing and submitting visa applications.