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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 ranked and recommended in the Legal 500 since 2010 and ranked in Chambers UK 2013.


Legal 500 2014 - what they say about us


The recent edition of Legal 500 2014 acknowledges Duncan Lewis as a top-tier leading law firm for its Immigration & Asylum practice in Wales, whilst the firm’s London offices were also recommended as a leading law firm for its work in Family & Matrimonial matters; General Crime; White-Collar Fraud; Business Immigration; Human Rights Immigration; Social Housing and Public law immigration and civil liberties judicial review work. 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 opened a Cardiff office in 2013, and is ‘effective and successful'. Solicitor, Vinita Templeton is ‘committed to the plight of those most vulnerable'.

Immigration (London)

The ‘very good' Duncan Lewis Solicitors is valued for its ‘commitment' to clients, especially in human rights, where it is currently advising on a deprivation of British citizenship case in the Court of Appeal. On the business side, the firm has advised on several Tier 2 visas. Vicash Ramkissoon is ‘exceptional', and Adam Tear and James Packer are recommended. Toufique Hossain, who was promoted to the partnership in 2013, is ‘very committed to his clients'.

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.

Family & Childcare (London)

Duncan Lewis Solicitors has acted in some 44 reported cases in the past 12 months across all jurisdictions, including S.H.H v UK in the European Court of Human Rights, and the high-profile family cases Re Y (A Child) and G (A Child). Aina Khan is a name to note.

Administrative & Public Law (London)

Duncan Lewis Solicitors has a depth of experience advising claimants in immigration and civil liberties judicial review challenges. James Packer and solicitor Toufique Hossain are key names.

Social housing: tenant (London)

Duncan Lewis Solicitors is the largest supplier of legal aid services to social tenants in England and Wales. Subbiah Sivapunniyam heads the 17-strong housing practice, which covers London and the M25 and combines a significant court presence with the ability to provide advice by telephone and online.


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