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Gabor Nagy, Duncan Lewis

Gabor Nagy

Director & Solicitor

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Profile / Experience

Awards and Recommendations for Gabor Nagy
Legal 500

Gabor is a Recommended Lawyer in the 2022 edition of The Legal 500, described as a "public and administrative law specialist".

Legal 500 2022 Edition.
Civil Liberties and Human Rights; Immigration / London

Gabor is a Recommended Lawyer in the 2021 edition of The Legal 500.

Legal 500 2021 Edition.
Immigration / London

Gabor is a Recommnded Lawyer in the 2020 edition of The Legal 500.

Legal 500 2020 Edition.
Immigration: Human Rights, appeals & overstay / London
I am a Director of Immigration with Duncan Lewis Solicitors and I have a broad practice across all areas of private and publicly funded (legal aid) immigration, asylum and public law matters. I have extensive experience in representing clients in detained and port removal cases, EEA applications, citizenship and naturalisation and immigration or civil liberties related judicial review claimant cases. I regularly challenge decisions by judicial review to the High Court in matters of:
  • Detained and port removal cases
  • EEA applications
  • Naturalisation
  • Unaccompanied asylum seeking children matters
Regarding judicial review, I have extensive experience in:
  • Delay
  • Age assessment challenges
  • Dublin III removals
  • Unlawful detention cases
I supervise a team of solicitors, trainees and caseworkers and I conduct my own advocacy at the First-tier and Upper Tier Tribunals of the Immigration Asylum Chamber. I am accredited by the Law Society under the Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme as a Level 2 Senior Caseworker and Supervisor and I am DBS Enhanced; these qualifications enable me to personally represent vulnerable clients such as those detained under immigration powers, victims of torture, rape, PTSD and unaccompanied asylum seeking children. I also deal with spouse and unmarried partner applications and applications outside the Immigration Rules.

I have significant knowledge of Hungarian extradition and detention proceedings as well as Hungarian nationality and immigration law. I successfully prevented the removal of a Roma gypsy client who was wanted by three county courts in Hungary for criminal proceedings. I liaised with the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) and the Hungarian Police Centre for International Co-operation in terms of obtaining the European Arrest Warrants which were lodged in Hungary. Following this I then lodged a judicial review application in the High Court and the Secretary of State conceded the matter.

I have also registered and enforced Hungarian county court judgments in the Queen’s Bench Division at the High Court under European Enforcement Orders, and successfully enforced debt orders in the County Court for Hungarian clients through Attachment of Earnings and Third Party Debt orders.

I am committed to tenaciously protecting the human rights of the most vulnerable. In 2015, I successfully lead Duncan Lewis’ Hungarian fact finding mission. We closely worked with a number of Hungary based NGOs, social workers, lawyers and detainees. We obtained a thorough and comprehensive insight into the detention regime of the Hungarian Government and the information and documents that we had gathered became an invaluable asset in the company’s subsequent Hungarian human rights based judicial review cases.

I am regularly instructed by various UK based media platforms to assist with documentaries, radio interviews or comments. In 2017, I assisted with the Channel 4 TV programme, Dispatches – ‘How to get a Passport’. In May 2018, I appeared on ITV News at 10 to discuss the hostile environment regarding asylum seekers in general and the delay that asylum-seekers faced in the UK regarding the outcome of their claim. I have been quoted by the Independent newspaper regarding unlawful border searches and the treatment of vulnerable clients by the Home Office.

I speak English, Hungarian, German, and basic French.


  • Qualified as a solicitor in February 2008
  • Attained Commendation in Legal Practice Course (LPC)
  • Post Graduate Masters in Business Administration
  • LLB (Hons) International Law with Law degree
  • United Nations, Geneva: Work Placement


  • Duncan Lewis Solicitors: January 2005 – January 2022, April 2022 – present


  • "Very professional, very kind, able to see me in person and very helpful. Mr Gabor Nagy got strait to the point and was able to explain to me all aspects of our keys very strait forward, simple and in good professional manner. I am very thankful to meet and deal with Mr Gabor Nagy and I would recommend his and yours services to any one in any time. Thank You very much." - Client, 2020

  • "...Everything went so quick am very grateful for all the hard work you did on my immigration case. I thank you very much for the work you did, you always went directly to the fact and always been of good counsel. You are very professional you always reply my emails and phone calls. I will definitely recommend you to anyone looking for lawyer." - Client, 2020

  • "As foster careers for 28 years, we have always tried to seek the assistance of Duncan Lewis Solicitors, especially Gabor Nagy, for the unaccompanied asylum seeking children that we have look after. Duncan Lewis Solicitors have been brilliant, efficient and have always tried their hardest in dealing with all the cases. For instance, many of the foster children I have looked after have often needed special Country Report and Psychological Report which are imperative for a court appearance and Duncan Lewis Solicitors have always made sure that these reports were organised and added to the files. All the cases that I have had with Duncan Lewis have been very successfully and have allowed many of the young people I looked after to go onto successful careers. I would like to especially thank Gabor Nagy who has been a brilliant solicitor, always going above and beyond in helping deal with all the cases. He always makes sure that all paperwork is correct and is incredibly empathetic and supportive. Many thanks to Duncan Lewis, and Gabor Nagy for all their incredible help over the years." - Client, June 2020

  • "Responded promptly to queries and kept me updated as the matter progressed" - Client, 2017

  • "I am very impressed with the quality of his work and file management. I daresay this is the type of fee earner that we need to project the future of DL" - 2016


  • Recommended Lawyer - The Legal 500, 2021 - 2022 editions

Notable Cases

Court of Appeal
  • The Queen on the Application of SS v SSHD [2009] EWCA 833 - Lead solicitor - My judicial review application was successful in front of Justice Blair and dealt with the restrictive interpretation of the Home Office policy regarding Iraqi nationals.

High Court
  • R (Shashwar) v SSHD [2008] EWHC 2069 (Admin) - R (Shashwar) v SSHD [2008] EWHC 2069 (Admin) - Lead solicitor - My judicial review application was successful in front of Justice Blair and dealt with the restrictive interpretation of the Home Office policy regarding Iraqi nationals.

Civil Court
  • TK (St Lucia) UKUT 92 (2019) – Lead solicitor - Upper Tribunal judge Plimmer had concluded that there is a real risk of persecution for gay men who are openly gay in St Lucia. This reported case is a leading case in deciding asylum appeals based on sexuality for appellants who are from St Lucia.
  • MOJ & Ors (Return to Mogadishu) Somalia CG [2014] UKUT 00442 - Assisted QC Manjit Gill and Junior Counsel Andreas Pretzel in the Somali country guidance test case regarding indiscriminate violence in Mogadishu and returnability.

  • GN (EEA Regulations: Five years residence) Hungary [2007] UKAIT 00073 - This is my own personal reported case which revolved around the restrictive and discriminatory interpretation of the Immigration Rules and EU directives regarding the residence requirements for A8 nationals. I represented myself in the proceedings.

Membership & Accreditations

  • IAAS Level 2 Caseworker and Supervisor
  • DBS Enhanced


  • Languages
  • Graphology
  • Travelling
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