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Jayesh Jethwa , Duncan Lewis , Immigration Solicitor , Dalston

Jayesh Jethwa


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Profile / Experience

I am a Solicitor in the Private & Business Immigration Team at the Dalston and Central London Office. Having been with the firm for over three years, I have gained in-depth knowledge and expertise in a wide variety of niche and complex immigration matters.

My client base consists of predominantly high-net worth companies and individuals, whom instruct Duncan Lewis to assist with their effective operation within the United Kingdom.

I have significant experience in Tier 1 Investor and Entrepreneur applications; with a high success rate in such matters. I also deal with company Tier 2 & 4 licensing matters; with particular knowledge in obtaining, maintaining and reinstating sponsorship licenses.

I am well experienced in the following Business Immigration matters:
  • Tier 1 Entrepreneur
  • Tier 1 Investor
  • Tier 2 Individual
  • Tier 2 Sponsorship License
  • Tier 4 Sponsorship License
  • Tier 4 Individual
  • Tier 5
  • Sole Representative
  • Business Visitors
  • Overseas Business Representative
  • Mock Audit / Compliance
  • UKBA Civil Penalty Challenges
I am also competent to deal with emergency matters, such as the revocation of a Tier 2 License, challenging civil penalties [suspected illegal working], and short notice Administrative Review Application’s all in a time-pressured environment – ensuring a high quality of legal representation and client care.

I have experience in the Corporate Banking sector [Royal Bank of Scotland], which regularly compliments facets of work pertinent to the application of the Points-Based System. I have a substantial caseload relating to private immigration matters such as:
  • Deportation
  • EEA Matters
  • Entry Clearance
  • Settlement
  • British Nationality
  • Adult Dependants
  • Visitor Visas
  • Detention Matters
  • Asylum
  • Overseas Representative
  • Detained Asylum Casework
  • Appeals / Upper Tribunal
I am also a Senior Immigration Caseworker accredited by the Law Society’s Immigration & Asylum Scheme [IAAS] Level Two, meaning I have demonstrated the level of experience and knowledge in this area of law as required by the Law Society.


  • BPP University LLB Honours
  • BPP LPC [with Masters] – presently


  • Duncan Lewis Solicitors – 2014-present
  • Duncan Lewis Level 2
  • Duncan Lewis Level 1
  • Royal Bank of Scotland – Corporate Banking Division


  • "Thank you to Jayesh and the Private team in assisting my company, keen to re-instruct in the future!" - Client – Tier 2 License Revocation Matter.
  • "Dear Jayesh, thank you for your assistance during this difficult period, I am grateful for helping me during this time of need" - Client – Deportation Appeal (Successful overturn).
  • "We appreciate your advice and leadership; we are truly impressed and look forward to continuing our future business relationship" - Tier 2 & 4 Sponsorship License – University – Client.

Notable Cases

Civil Court
  • Securing a Sponsorship License for an industry-leading media based company, allowing the company’s workforce to fluidly migrate under the points-based system between entities of the parent company. Ultimately the client’s met their objective of ensuring global mobility for their organisation. [2017]

  • Instructed to assist and advise a company in relation to their civil penalty [suspected illegal working matter]. The clients issue related to the imposition of a fine exceeding £20,000 per illegal worker. Legal representations submitted, having plead the statutory excuse. The outcome was that the client faced a significantly lower penalty. [2017]

  • Successfully overturned a complex appeal matter relating to an individual whom was suspected to have obtained citizenship by deception. The application related to a spousal application which was successfully overturned at the Tribunal. [2016-17]

  • Complex entry clearance appeal relating to the applicant previously having an adverse immigration history having faced repeated refusals by the Entry Clearance Officer. Upon instruction the applicants appeal was duly prepared in a detailed manner – the First-tier Tribunal overturned the decision of the ECO. [2016]

  • Assisting a multi-national company in respect of an Intra-Company Transfer between a subsidiary company in the Middle East. [ongoing]

  • Secured Indefinite Leave to Remain under the 10 year lawful residence route, where the Home Office previously disputed the lawful residence of the applicant. The applicant appeared at a priority service appointment and was granted on the same day. The application turn-around time was 14 days from instruction to grant. [2016]

Membership & Accreditations

  • Law Society Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Level 2
  • BPP United Nations Association
  • International Dispute Resolution Society
  • Advocacy and Debating Society London


  • Golf
  • Fine Watch Collecting
  • Travelling
  • Liverpool FC
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