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Duncan Lewis Solicitors:



Our motto is "We give people a voice". As Solicitors serving the people we represent over 20,000 new clients a year in offices across London and in most of the major cities in the UK. We therefore take our motto very seriously indeed and do our utmost to listen to your problems first and then try our best to speak out on your behalf. We are your voice in the Courts of Justice throughout the UK.


Our solicitors and lawyers actually do care about you and are committed to providing the best possible service to you in the most caring and careful manner. Yes, we are the largest legal aid providers in the UK and yes, we have specialists solicitors in: Divorce & Childcare, Crime & Fraud, Civil Liberties & Human rights, Housing, Immigration, Litigation, Mental Health and Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Professional Regulation, Public Law but our solicitors and lawyers are not just academic specialists – they are solicitors who combine a deep knowledge of the law and its practical application to you with a firm belief in your right to legal aid and to a committed representation throughout your matter. Our solicitors place service to the public above all else and are able to advise on the best possible course of funding in the event you do not qualify for legal aid. Our rates are competitive and we can also explore the opportunity to fund your case on a fixed fee, through insurance and or on a no win no fee.


When you come to Duncan Lewis you come to a place where there are over 325 qualified solicitors (most of whom are Law Society Panel accredited or equivalent), over 355, trainee solicitors, legal executives, barristers and support staff who are willing to take the time to listen to your problem, evaluate it correctly in terms of the law and where possible to speak out on your behalf and present your point of view in the best light and achieve legal remedies which correctly and properly address your problem.


Our solicitors will always give of their best and will always try just that little bit harder on your behalf. Our solicitors are here to listen, help and to give you a voice. Duncan Lewis has the Law Society Lexcel, Investors in People Gold Standard quality marks and is also recognised as a top tier law firm and ranked and recommended as a leading law firm in 10 legal practices nationwide in Legal 500 2015 edition and recognised as a leading law firm in Chambers UK 2016.


Legal 500 - what they say about us


Duncan Lewis has received nationwide recognition for its excellence. Both the 2014 and 2015 edition of Legal 500 acknowledges Duncan Lewis’ Cardiff based offices as a top-tier leading law firm for its Immigration & Asylum practice in Wales and a leading practice in Social Housing law. The firm’s London offices have been recommended in Legal 500 2015 edition as a leading law firm for its work in Family & Childcare matters; General Criminal Defence; Business Immigration; Asylum & Human Rights Immigration; Social Housing and Public law Immigration and Civil Liberties Judicial Review work. The company’s Court of Protection / Mental Capacity practice has been acknowledged UK-wide for its excellence whilst the company’s East Midlands Immigration practice has also been ranked and recommended.


For nearly 30 years the Legal 500 has been a worldwide client’s guide to the best law firms and lawyers, which analyses the capabilities of law firms worldwide with a comprehensive research programme heavily focused on peer and client feedback. Used commercially by companies and clients, the series is widely renowned for its definitive judgment of law firm capabilities.

Immigration (Wales); Top-Tier firm

"Specialist immigration firm Duncan Lewis Solicitors is renowned for asylum and human rights work…" – 2015 Edition.

Immigration (London)

- "The ‘very good' Duncan Lewis Solicitors is valued for its ‘commitment' to clients, especially in human rights…" – 2014 Edition.

- "Duncan Lewis Solicitors’ ‘very good’ team has a strong track record representing SME clients on business immigration, and a stellar reputation for handling test cases…" – 2015 Edition

Immigration (East Midlands)

- "Kaajal Chandrasingh is the key contact at Duncan Lewis Solicitors, which works closely with the firm’s Birmingham office. The practice was instructed on an asylum and human rights claim on medical grounds." – 2015 Edition.

Fraud: white-collar crime (London)

"Praised for his ‘great client care', Hardeep Dhaliwal leads the team at Duncan Lewis Solicitors, which recently acted in a £1m computer scam bank fraud case." – 2014 Edition.

Family & Childcare (London)

"Duncan Lewis Solicitors has a very large legal aid practice, and is an ‘undoubted force in international children law’. Aina Khan specialises in Islamic divorce, and Savita Sharma is ‘hardworking’". – 2015 Edition.

Administrative & Public Law (London)

"James Packer and solicitor Toufique Hossain are key names at Duncan Lewis Solicitors, which has particular experience advising on immigration and civil liberties challenges." – 2015 Edition.

Social housing: tenant (London)

"Duncan Lewis Solicitors expanded with the hire of Dianne Cowie (‘an excellent litigator with a wealth of experience’) from Fisher Meredith in 2015. The team attracts praise for its ‘forward thinking approach’ and standout expertise in possession and unlawful eviction cases. Practice head Subbiah Sivapunniyam is ‘courteous but forceful in raising issues on behalf of clients’. Solictors James de Vere Moss and Bernadette Sylvester are also recommended." – 2015 Edition.

Social housing: tenant (Wales)

"Duncan Lewis Solicitors represents vulnerable tenants involved in possession and unlawful eviction cases. Heather Iqbal Rayner heads the team." – 2015 Edition.

Court of Protection / Mental Capacity (London)

"Duncan Lewis Solicitors specialises in cases that overlap mental health and capacity, and deprivation of liberty safeguards. Angela Smith keeps her clients ‘very well informed and always goes that extra mile" – 2015 Edition.


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