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Fresh Asylum Claims and Out of Time Appeals based on KA (Afghanistan) and others v SSHD [2012] EWCA Civ 1014 (20 November 2012)

This case looked at the asylum appeals of eight young people from Afghanistan and considered the Home Office’s family tracing duties. The appellants arrived in the UK as separated children and claimed asylum. All of the asylum claims were refused and each child was granted discretionary leave to remain until the age of 17½, in line with the government’s policy not to return children to their country of origin unless there are adequate reception arrangements for them.  Read more...

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Duncan Lewis represented Tamils Against Genocide [TAG] in New Country Guidance Case on Sri Lanka (12 November 2012)

The new Country Guidance case on Sri Lanka is to be heard by the Upper Tribunal Immigration and Asylum Chamber early next year. Legal 500 and Chambers UK ranked Law Firm Duncan Lewis Solicitors are representing Tamils Against Genocide as an Interested Party in the proceedings.   Read more...

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Duncan Lewis is successful in another immigration unlawful detention case against the Home Secretary (18 October 2012)

High Court Judge finds Home Office^s actions to be "strikingly ineffectual" and "contradictory" (18 October 2012)

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Duncan Lewis’ Family & Child Care Department receives Legal 500 2012 ranking (25 September 2012)

Following its lead representation in the 2011 reported cases of Re D and Re S, Duncan Lewis’ Family and Child Care Law Department is ranked in Legal 500 2012 with Tooting based Director/Solicitor Advocate, Laila Bhunnoo singled out and recognised as ‘a key contact’ for the second year in a row.  Read more...

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Duncan Lewis’ Public Law Team receives Legal 500 2012 ranking for its ‘significant Public Law practice’ (25 September 2012)

Following its lead representation in the landmark case of Bahta & Ors v SSHD [2011] EWCA Civ 89, the Legal 500 2012 edition announced on 20th September ranks the Duncan Lewis’ Public Law Department and regards it to have a ‘significant Public Law practice’ lead by ‘good solicitors’.  Read more...

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Duncan Lewis’ Immigration Department receives Legal 500 2012 ranking for its effective representation of vulnerable migrants in the Higher Courts (25 September 2012)

In the latest Legal 500 edition announced on 20th September, Duncan Lewis’ Immigration Team received an impressive Tier 3 ranking in Immigration. Published for over 20 years, the Legal 500 Service provides the most comprehensive worldwide coverage available on legal services providers in over 100 countries.  Read more...

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Duncan Lewis’ receives Legal 500 2012 rankings in Family/Child Care; Immigration & Public Law (25 September 2012)

In the latest Legal 500 edition announced on 20th September, Duncan Lewis is pleased to announce rankings received in the practices of Family/Child Care; Immigration & Public Law. Published for over 20 years, the Legal 500 Service provides the most comprehensive worldwide coverage available on legal services providers in over 100 countries.   Read more...

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Appointment of Directors at Duncan Lewis (24 July 2012)

The Board is very proud to announce the recent internal appointment of 5 new Directors. We congratulate Jenna McKinney, Ofonimeh Umoh, Shahida Ilahi and Veejay Sharma in their new positions as Directors and Heads of Department for Immigration and a huge well done to Anthony Okumah, as Director of our Civil Litigation & Dispute Resolution Department. This is an excellent achievement and these appointments illustrate not only their hard work for Duncan Lewis over the years, but their dedication, loyalty and willingness to embrace responsibility. We sincerely look forward to working with them all in moving both the Immigration and Dispute Resolution Departments from strength to strength in the years to come.  Read more...

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Duncan Lewis Immigration Department has been ranked in the forthcoming edition of Chambers UK 2013 (23 July 2012)

Duncan Lewis is pleased to announce that its Immigration Department has been ranked in the forthcoming edition of Chambers UK 2013, which will be published in October  Read more...

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Nicola Burgess, Duncan Lewis Immigration Judicial Review Solicitor, is recognised by Chambers UK as a Leader in her Field (23 July 2012)

Following excellent feedback from their clients and peers, Immigration Judicial Review Solicitor Nicola Burgess is to be recommended by Chambers UK as a ‘Leader in her Field’ in the forthcoming edition of Chambers UK 2013.   Read more...

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Duncan Lewis receives Firm Ranking in Chambers UK 2013 (20 July 2012)

Duncan Lewis is pleased to announce that it has received a firm ranking in the forthcoming edition of Chambers UK 2013, which will be published in October.  Read more...

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Unlawful Detention – Duncan Lewis secures damages from SSHD for a British citizen. By Seher Toguz (4 July 2012)

A British citizen who had been detained by the Secretary of State for the Home Department (SSHD) for 42 days under Immigration Act 1971 powers has secured damages for his unlawful detention.   Read more...

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Unlawful Detention – Duncan Lewis secures damages from SSHD for a Somali national. By Seher Toguz (4 July 2012)

A Somali national who had been detained by the Secretary of State for the Home Department (SSHD) for 14 months under Immigration Act 1971 powers has secured damages for his unlawful detention.
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Legal 500 Firm Duncan Lewis welcomes new Immigration Director Mandip Hayre and opens new office in Southall – UB1 2JL (1 May 2012)

Legal 500 Duncan Lewis is pleased to announce the opening of a new office from 1st May 2012, in Southall – UB1 2JL  Read more...


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