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SSHD “Acted Unlawfully” in Three Year “False Imprisonment” of Duncan Lewis Immigration Solicitors Client (24 November 2014)

Legal 500 “Top-Tier” firm Duncan Lewis win exceptional victory in which the SSHD was found to have acted unlawfully in the immigration detention of Portuguese man which lasted over three years.  Read more...

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Duncan Lewis Immigration Public Law Director James Packer receives Chambers UK 2015 Leading Lawyer in his Field recommendation (3 November 2014)

Duncan Lewis Solicitors is pleased to announce that Director James Packer has been recognised by Chambers UK 2015 as a Leading Individual for his Immigration Human Rights work in London for the second consecutive year.
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Duncan Lewis Public Law Immigration Department fact finding trip to Hungary (30 October 2014)

Shalini Patel and Lauren Mayer of Duncan Lewis’ Public Law Immigration Department have recently returned from a fact finding trip in Budapest, Hungary.  Read more...

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Duncan Lewis Public Law Immigration Department Fact finding trip to Bulgaria (23 October 2014)

Toufique Hossain and Sheroy Zaq of Duncan Lewis’ Public Law / Immigration Department have recently returned from Sofia, Bulgaria. This visit took place in order to obtain evidence for the case of R (oao) SSI v The Secretary of State for the Home Department (JR10504/2014).  Read more...

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Legal 500 recommended Solicitor Adam Tear wins Law Society Solicitor Advocate of the Year 2014 award (13 October 2014)

Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce that Legal 500 recommended Solicitor and Public Law Director Adam Tear has been awarded the Law Society Excellence Awards Solicitor Advocate of the Year award for 2014.  Read more...

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Legal 500 2014 recognises Duncan Lewis’ specialism in Asylum & Immigration and commitment to human rights; Toufique Hossain; James Packer and Adam Tear recommended (7 October 2014)

Duncan Lewis have maintained their ranking as a leading law firm by the Legal 500 2014 in the practice area of Immigration & Asylum London with 3 individual lawyer recognitions.  Read more...

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Legal 500 2014 recognises Duncan Lewis as a top-tier leading law firm for its Immigration & Asylum Human rights work in Wales; Vinita Templeton recommended. (6 October 2014)

Legal 500 2014 has ranked Duncan Lewis Solicitors as a top-tier firm in the Wales Immigration & Asylum practice area with Immigration Solicitor Vinita Templeton receiving individual recognition.  Read more...

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Duncan Lewis Immigration Department Members receive Law Society Level 2 Accreditation (5 September 2014)

Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce that several members of the firm’s Immigration and Public Law Departments have received Law Society Immigration and Asylum Law Level 2 Accreditation status.  Read more...

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Call for evidence on the closure of the Tier 1 (Post-Study Work) route (15 August 2014)

Are you a University, business (of any size), charity, support organisation or a student? Have you been affected by the closure to the Tier 1 (Post-Study Work (PSW)) route? If so, Duncan Lewis would like to hear from you.  Read more...

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Duncan Lewis Immigration Solicitor Vicash Ramkissoon discusses the Immigration Act 2014 on Zee Companion (12 August 2014)

Duncan Lewis Immigration Director and Solicitor Vicash Ramkissoon appeared on Zee Companion on the 5th August 2014 to discuss the impact of the Immigration Act 2014 on appeal rights Visitor visa applications for relatives Settlement issues for parents Coming to Uk to establish a business.  Read more...

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Duncan Lewis challenge legality of SSHD’s ongoing failure to grant Claimant leave to remain in the UK under Article 8 ECHR (25 July 2014)

The case of Syed Shah sought to challenge the legality of the Secretary of State^s historical and ongoing failure to grant the Claimant leave to remain in the United Kingdom, and additionally sought to claim damages for the Home Office^s unlawful delay in reaching a decision upon his leave to remain application.
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Duncan Lewis challenge the legality of the SSHD’s decision to make the Claimant's leave to remain in the UK subject to a No Recourse to Public Funds condition (23 July 2014)

The case of NS and others sought to challenge the legality of the Secretary of State^s decision to make the first Claimant^s leave to remain in the UK subject to a No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) condition, and most importantly, also sought to challenge the legality of the presumption of imposing a NRPF condition in the Immigration Rules, as well as seeking to challenge the legality of the accompany policy outside of the Immigration Rules by which the Secretary of State decides whether to disapply such a condition.  Read more...

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Asylum conditions in Italy allegedly “not severe enough to prevent removal of refugees from the UK” (12 June 2014)

Duncan Lewis Immigration and Human Rights Solicitors are to appeal the High Court’s decision to remove 6 refugees from the UK to Italy as the conditions in Italy are allegedly “not severe enough to prevent removal”.
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Duncan Lewis Immigration Solicitors prevent Theresa May deporting asylum-seeker back to “lawless” Somalia (5 June 2014)

Duncan Lewis Solicitors have prevented Home Secretary Theresa May from “unlawfully” deporting a Somali asylum-seeker to Somalia after Judge granted a last minute injunction halting his removal.  Read more...

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Senior Immigration Public Law Advisor Sarah Latimer joins Duncan Lewis Cardiff Team (16 May 2014)

Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce that Senior Immigration Public Law Advisor Sarah Latimer has joined the firm^s Cardiff Public Law team.
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DL represent Claimant against Upper Tribunal upholding decision that indefinite leave to remain application under European Convention on Human Rights be refused (16 April 2014)

On 9 July 2012 the Immigration Rules changed in relation to how the Home Office viewed Article 8 should apply in Immigration cases. The Court of Appeal in JE (Jamaica) grappled with the issue of what should be done in the circumstances where an application was submitted before 9 July 2012, but decided post 9 July 2012.  Read more...

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Duncan Lewis Immigration Caseworkers achieve Law Society Level 2 Accreditation (15 April 2014)

6 Caseworkers at Duncan Lewis Solicitors have been awarded the Law Society Level 2 Accreditation.
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The Facts about Immigration (9 April 2014)

As solicitors and with one of our focus areas being on immigration, we represent a wide range of clients who are affected by migration rules. There has been a large backlash against immigration in the media and online and our clients have been feeling this every day. It would be a start to separate fact from fiction regarding this hot topic.  Read more...

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Duncan Lewis Immigration Solicitors challenge SSHD in nullified naturalisation cases (1 April 2014)

Duncan Lewis Immigration Solicitors challenged the SSHD in the case of three Albanian nationals whose British naturalisation was nullified on the apparent grounds of a number of“admitted lies”.

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Disputed Minors in Immigration Detention (19 March 2014)

Duncan Lewis Public Law Consultant Lucy Philps-Tate discusses the topic of disputed minors in immigration detention in her Public Law article.  Read more...

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Immigration Solicitors to Appeal Refusal for Judicial Review of Alleged Unlawful Detention of Algerian National Imprisoned in the UK (18 March 2014)

Legal 500 recommended Immigration Solicitors Duncan Lewis are to appeal the refusal for Judicial Review of the alleged unlawful Immigration Detention of an Algerian national who had been imprisoned in the UK.  Read more...

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Removal under Dublin III, a Public Law perspective (12 March 2014)

With the ascension of the already infamous Dublin III Regulations, taking the reins on 1 January 2014, the European Council had the chance to clarify a number of issues surrounding the most contentious area of Immigration jurisprudence. Removal to a third country different from the original Eurozone country that a migrant entered.   Read more...

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SSHD Breach of Duty - Failure to Trace Challenge (10 March 2014)

Duncan Lewis solicitors currently represent a number of clients from Afghanistan, whom arrived in the United Kingdom. One such client arrived in 2009 as a minor from Afghanistan and claimed asylum and was placed in local authority care aged 17.  Read more...

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Costs in the Court of Appeal following JE (JAMAICA) V SSHD [2014] EWCA Civ 192 (4 March 2014)

Duncan Lewis Immigration and Public Law Solicitor Adam Tear discusses the issue of Costs in the Court of Appeal following JE (JAMAICA) V SSHD [2014] EWCA Civ 192  Read more...

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EM (Eritrea) in the Supreme Court and Italy Third Country Returns (28 February 2014)

The Supreme Court in EM (Eritrea) and Others [2014] UKSC 12 was seized of the issue of the relationship between EU law and the ECHR in the context of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS).   Read more...

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Duncan Lewis Represent Iranian KDPI Musician and Blogger in Iran Country Guidance Case (18 February 2014)

Duncan Lewis Solicitors represented Iranian HS in pivotal Iran Country Guidance Case which was heard on 28-31st January 2014.
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Duncan Lewis Immigration Solicitors win Poloko Hiri High Court Case in relation to British Citizenship Naturalisation (18 February 2014)

Legal 500 recommended Immigration Solicitors Duncan Lewis today won the case of Poloko Hiri, a Botswanian "Sapper" in the British Army who was refused British citizenship due to a "minor speeding offence"- POLOKO HIRI v SSHD [2014] EWHC 254 (Admin).  Read more...

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Migrants Left in Limbo On Appeals (4 February 2014)

James Packer interviewed by Associated Press over concerns about the appeals process  Read more...

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Duncan Lewis Immigration Solicitors Appeal Allowed for Estranged Albanian Father (3 February 2014)

Duncan Lewis Solicitors won the appeal hearing for Edmond Danushi which will result in a grant of Entry Clearance allowing Mr Danushi to return to his family Mr Danushi is an Albanian national who had his visa application denied despite moving to Britain 12 years ago and having a wife and 5 children in the UK.  Read more...

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Immigration Solicitors granted permission to Judicial Review Home Office policy in the light of soldier being refused Citizenship for a speeding offence. (20 January 2014)

Immigration solicitors, Duncan Lewis, have been granted permission to Judicial Review the Home Office’s policy which led to Botswana “Sapper” in the British Army being refused citizenship over speeding offence despite “exemplary record” in the army.  Read more...

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Duncan Lewis challenge to Home Office shopping voucher reward scheme for immigration officers (16 January 2014)

Duncan Lewis’s Public Law Partner James Packer has criticised the Home Office’s reward scheme for immigration officers, under which shopping vouchers are awarded to presenting officers successful at asylum appeal tribunals.  Read more...


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