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Bernadette Adusei , Duncan Lewis , Immigration Solicitor , City of London

Bernadette Adusei

Director & Solicitor

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Profile / Experience

Awards and Recommendations for Bernadette Adusei
Legal 500

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

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

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

Legal 500 2021 Edition.
Immigration / London

Bernadette is a Recommended Lawyer in the 2020 edition of The Legal 500.

Legal 500 2020 Edition.
Immigration: Human Rights, appeals & overstay / London

Bahar Ata is a Recommended Lawyer in the 2020 edition of The Legal 500.

Legal 500 2020 Edition.
Administrative & Public Law / London
I am an Immigration Director at Duncan Lewis, having joined in January 2013 as a Supervising Solicitor specialising in Immigration and Public Law. My main areas of expertise are public and administrative law work which includes immigration and asylum work. I supervise a team of solicitors, trainees and caseworkers dealing with complex immigration and public law issues.

I have extensive experience in all types of asylum and immigration cases, and have experience in obtaining injunctions and other interim relief orders for those cases requiring urgent action. I am also experienced in judicial review matters and have a specific interest in judicial reviews that challenge unlawful immigration detention, and obtaining damages for claimants.

I have extensive experience in working with a wide range of vulnerable clients, including minors, victims of torture, victims of domestic violence, and victims of trafficking. In addition, I have worked closely with the Refugee Council (Children’s Panel) since 2010, assisting unaccompanied asylum seeking minors and victims of trafficking with their applications for asylum or leave to remain.

My practice extends to challenging decisions made by the Secretary of State for the Home Department and I continues to closely work with charitable organisations on a pro bono basis.


  • Legal Practice Course: Postgraduate Diploma
  • Bachelor of Laws with Honours: - Newcastle University


  • Director of Immigration and public Law at Duncan Lewis 2016-Present
  • Immigration Solicitor and Supervisor at Duncan Lewis 2013-2016
  • Immigration Solicitor and Head of Department at Perry Clements Solicitors 2012-2013
  • Immigration Solicitor at CK Solicitors 2000-2013
  • Admitted as a Solicitor 2010


  • "I would like to thank you very much so for your care and attention to our case. From day one, you showed nothing but commitment, care and attention. You strive for nothing but justice and you are humble in all your work. Many thanks once again." - Client, Sarah Noel


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

Notable Cases

Court of Appeal
  • JE v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EWCA Civ 192

  • Edgehill & Anor v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EWCA Civ 402

Civil Court
  • MM (Dafuris) Sudan CG [2015] UKUT 10 (IAC)

  • MOJ & Ors (Return to Mogadishu) (Rev 1) (CG) [2014] UKUT 442 (IAC)

  • Farquharson (removal – proof of conduct) Jamaica [2013] UKUT 146 (IAC)

Membership & Accreditations

  • IAAS Re-Accreditation Level 2
  • IAAS Re-Accreditation Level 2 - Supervisory
  • Level2 Immigration Accreditation


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