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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’ Birmingham based Family & Childcare Director Krina Parmar receives Chambers UK 2015 Leading Lawyer recommendation (3 November 2014)

Duncan Lewis Solicitors is pleased to announce that Director Krina Parmar has been recognised by Chambers UK 2015 as a Leading Up and Coming Individual for her Family and Childcare work in Birmingham and the surrounding areas.  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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Community Care Solicitor Monica Kreel joins Duncan Lewis Solicitors from Edwards Duthie (28 October 2014)

Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce former Edwards Duthie Community Care Solicitor Monica Kreel has joined the firm. Monica has joined Duncan Lewis Solicitors as a Solicitor in the firm’s Dalston Community Care department  Read more...

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Duncan Lewis Solicitors Expand Birmingham Crime Department With New Crime Duty Solicitors (28 October 2014)

Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce the expansion of their Birmingham Crime Department with the inclusion of three new Crime Duty Solicitors to the team; Arif Iqbal; Zaheer Ahmed Khan; Kamal Preet Shergill.  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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Law Society Childrens Panel Family Law Supervisor Kirsty Richards Joins Duncan Lewis Solicitors (16 October 2014)

Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce that Law Society Childrens Panel Family Supervisor Kirsty Richards has joined the firm. Kirsty has joined Duncan Lewis as a Supervisor in the Family & Childcare team and will be heading the firm’s new Barnet branch from the 15th October 2014.  Read more...

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Serious Fraud Solicitor Rajvindervinder Dayal joins Duncan Lewis Solicitors (15 October 2014)

Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce that Serious Fraud Solicitor Rajvindervinder Dayal has joined the firm’s Crime Department.
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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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Aina Khan attends Eid Reception 2014 at Number 10 Downing Street (10 October 2014)

Aina Khan, Head of the Islamic Department at Duncan Lewis Solicitors, attended the Eid reception given by the Prime Minister David Cameron at No 10 Downing Street on 8th October 2014.  Read more...

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Aina Khan discusses Home Secretary Theresa May’s proposed anti-extremism measures on Voice of Russia Debate (10 October 2014)

Aina Khan appeared on Voice of Russia Debate to discuss Home Secretary Theresa May’s proposed anti-extremism measures on 8th October 2014.  Read more...

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Practitioners’ guide to criminal judicial review published (10 October 2014)

Criminal Judicial Review, a comprehensive guide to judicial review in the criminal justice system, has been published by Hart Publishing with a Foreword by the Rt Hon Lord Judge. James Packer, a director of Duncan Lewis contributed the chapter on costs.   Read more...

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Duncan Lewis retains its ranking by Legal 500 2014 as a leading law firm in London on Family & Childcare matters (8 October 2014)

Duncan Lewis have been ranked as a leading law firm in London by the Legal 500 2014 in the practice areas of Family & Childcare with Aina Khan receiving individual lawyer recognition.  Read more...

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Duncan Lewis ranked in Legal 500 2014 as a leading housing law firm helping social tenants in London with Director Subbiah Sivapunniyam recommended. (7 October 2014)

Duncan Lewis ranked in Legal 500 2014 as a leading housing law firm helping social tenants in London with Director Subbiah Sivapunniyam recommended.  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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Duncan Lewis ranked by Legal 500 2014 as a leading law firm in Immigration & Civil Liberties Judicial Reviews with Toufique Hossain and James Packer recommended (7 October 2014)

Duncan Lewis have been ranked as a leading law firm by the Legal 500 2014 in the practice areas of Public Law Immigration & Civil Liberties Judicial Reviews with 2 individual lawyer recognitions.
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“Top-tier firm” Duncan Lewis ranked leading law firm in 7 key practice areas with 8 Lawyers recommended in Legal 500 2014 (6 October 2014)

Legal 500 2014 has ranked Duncan Lewis Solicitors as a top-tier firm with rankings in 7 key practice areas and 8 individual Lawyers recommended  Read more...

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Aina Khan to give presentation at University of Oxford Islamic Law and Society Discussion Group (2 October 2014)

Aina Khan will be giving a presentation of her research and work at the Oxford University’s Islamic Law and Society Discussion Group of the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies on 15th October 2014.  Read more...

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Duncan Lewis Family Solicitor Simran Gupta Achieves Law Society Advanced Family Law Panel Membership (30 September 2014)

Duncan Lewis Solicitors are extremely pleased to announce the appointment of Family Law Solicitor Simran Gupta to the Law Society Advanced Family Law Panel.
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Aina Khan discusses unregistered Muslim marriages under English Law on BBC Radio Gloucestershire (19 September 2014)

Aina Khan appeared on BBC Radio Gloucestershire on the 14th September 2014 to discuss the issue of Muslim marriages in the UK not registered under English law.
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Childcare Lawyers join Duncan Lewis Solicitors London Offices from Fisher Meredith (17 September 2014)

Duncan Lewis Solicitors are please to welcome four Solicitors joining their Children Law teams across their London offices this September who were previously part of the team at legal firm Fisher Meredith.  Read more...

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Duncan Lewis Childcare Solicitors Appointed to Law Society Children Law Panel (17 September 2014)

Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce that six of the the firm’s Childcare Solicitors have been appointed to the Law Society Children Law Panel, joining the firm’s thirty-nine already appointed members of the Childcare department.  Read more...

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Duncan Lewis Childcare Director Vanket Appalakondiah Achieves Law Society Advanced Family Child Abduction Panel Status (15 September 2014)

Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce that Family and Childcare Law Director Vanket Appalakondiah has achieved Law Society Advanced Family Child Abduction Panel status.
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Thousands of Muslim marriages conducted in UK are not legal (10 September 2014)

Aina Khan spoke to BBC Inside Out West on 8th September 2014 discussing the topic of “Thousands of Muslim marriages conducted in UK are not legal”.
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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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Law Society Children Panel Member and Assessor Richard O’Hagan joins Duncan Lewis Solicitors (3 September 2014)

Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce that Law Society Children Panel Member and Assessor Richard O’Hagan has joined their Childcare Law department as a Consultant Solicitor based in the firm’s Birmingham branch.  Read more...

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Duncan Lewis Solicitors raise £1302 for Gaza Humanitarian Appeal with Staff Bake Off and Dress-Down Day (28 August 2014)

Duncan Lewis Solicitors have raised £1302.09 for the Medical Aid for Palestinians Gaza Humanitarian appeal with a staff bake off and dress-down day on the 15th August 2014.  Read more...

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Duncan Lewis raise £4,300 for Gaza Appeal with Charity Football Tournament (27 August 2014)

Duncan Lewis Solicitors raised £4,300 for the Gaza humanitarian aid appeal and the Medical Aid for Palestinians charity with a charity football tournament at Wembley Stadium on 15th August 2014.  Read more...

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Duncan Lewis Solicitors Adam Tear shortlisted for Law Society’s Solicitor Advocate of the Year for second year running (21 August 2014)

Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce that Public Law Director Adam Tear has been shortlisted for the Law Society’s Solicitor Advocate of the Year for the second consecutive year running.  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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Newham's Policy on families with No Recourse to Public Funds held unlawful (14 August 2014)

In a judgement handed down in the case of PO v London Borough of Newham [2014] EWHC 2561 Admin on 28th July 2014 the High Court held that the London Borough of Newham’s policy on supporting families with no recourse to public funds to be “unlawful.”
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Duncan Lewis Solicitors raise over £300 for Scope with Charity Fun Cricket match (13 August 2014)

Duncan Lewis Solicitors raised over £300 for the charity; Scope with a “Charity Fun Cricket Match” on 01 August 2014.
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Law Society Children Panel Solicitor Ravi Mahey Joins Duncan Lewis Solicitors (13 August 2014)

Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce Law Society Childrens Panel Solicitor Ravi Mahey has joined the firm as a Director and Joint Head of the firm’s Childcare department.  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 Solicitors to hold “Football Aid” Match for Gaza (7 August 2014)

Staff at Legal 500 recommended firm Duncan Lewis Solicitors, will be holding a “Football Aid” match on the 15th August 2014 to raise money for those affected by the Gaza Crisis.
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Duncan Lewis Criminal Defence Solicitors take on 18 Qualified Crime Solicitors and Crime Duty Solicitors (3 July 2014)

Duncan Lewis Solicitors, the largest legal aid firm in the UK have expanded their Criminal Defence department by taking on 18 qualified crime solicitors and crime duty solicitors.  Read more...

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Duncan Lewis Solicitors secure Mental Health contracts in 5 procurement areas (3 July 2014)

Duncan Lewis Mental Health Solicitors have secured Legal Aid Mental Health contracts in 5 procurement areas across the UK.
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Duncan Lewis Solicitors awarded community care contracts in 14 offices across the UK (3 July 2014)

Duncan Lewis community care Solicitors have been awarded community care contracts in 14 of their offices across the UK.  Read more...

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Duncan Lewis challenges the SSHD for alleged breach of a consent order agreed in a judicial review claim (3 July 2014)

Court Judgement states that the SSHD is to publish further clarification whether her policy requiring asylum and Article 3 protection claims to be made in person includes claims for humanitarian protection after case of Sri Lankan National represented by Duncan Lewis Solicitors “addressed the issue of wider importance” following an alleged breach of a consent order agreed in a judicial review claim.  Read more...

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SSHD found to have “insufficient resources” to monitor and review administrative detention of Sudanese torture victim (27 June 2014)

The Secretary of State for the Home Department was found to have “insufficient resources” to monitor and review administrative detention of a Sudanese torture victim represented by Duncan Lewis Solicitors.  Read more...

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Duncan Lewis Solicitors award University of East London Law Clinic Students for University Pro Bono Services (18 June 2014)

Duncan Lewis Solicitors have awarded three University of East London Law Clinic students with cash prizes and work placements for their exceptional service to the University’s pro bono advice service.
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Regina Oao Reis, Edgehill and Others -V- Director of Legal Aid CaseworkK (13 June 2014)

In 2012 the government made extensive and controversial cuts to legal aid for civil matters, which removed legal aid funding for many types of matters.   Read more...

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Duncan Lewis Solicitors walk the London Legal Walk 2014 (28 May 2014)

Duncan Lewis Solicitors joined over 8,000 other walkers who took part in the 10 year anniversary London Legal Walk on Monday 19th May 2014.
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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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Duncan Lewis Solicitors Shortlisted in LawWorks Pro Bono Awards 2014 (8 May 2014)

Legal 500 recommended Law Firm Duncan Lewis Solicitors have been shortlisted for an award in LawWorks Pro Bono Awards 2014.  Read more...

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Public Law Solicitor Amee Patel joins Duncan Lewis Solicitors (8 May 2014)

Public Law Solicitor, Amee Patel joins Legal 500 recommended Duncan Lewis Solicitors Public Law Department.  Read more...

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Impressive Public Turnout for Duncan Lewis Pro Bono Drop In Session (28 April 2014)

Members of Duncan Lewis Solicitors volunteered their specialist legal assistance and advice to an impressive public turnout at the firm’s Pro Bono Drop In session on Tuesday the 22nd April 2014.  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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Duncan Lewis to increase Birmingham Office Capacity to 60 specialist staff in April 2014 (7 April 2014)

Duncan Lewis Solicitors, the largest legal aid firm in the UK are to increase the capacity of their Birmingham office to house up to 60 specialist solicitors in April 2014.
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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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Legal Aid Curtailed in Judicial Review Applications (26 March 2014)

Following a number of significant Government changes to Judicial Review from the 22nd April 2014 Legal Aid will be curtailed in the vast majority of Judicial Review cases.  Read more...

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Duncan Lewis Solicitors don their kits for Sports Relief 2014 (21 March 2014)

Legal 500 recommended Legal Aid firm, Duncan Lewis Solicitors will be donning their kits for Sports Relief 2014 in a variety of sporting events to raise donations for the charity.  Read more...

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Court of Appeal rules against wife seeking to set aside Financial Consent Order on basis of Material Non-disclosure (19 March 2014)

Duncan Lewis Family Solicitors have succeeded in an appeal against a decision setting aside the original Consent Order in financial remedy proceedings, originally set aside in September 2012 on the basis of the existence of fresh evidence and material non-disclosure.  Read more...

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Islamic Solicitor Aina Khan to lecture at Islam, Women and Sharia Event (19 March 2014)

Aina Khan, Head of Duncan Lewis Solicitors’ Islamic Law Department is to present a lecture at the Association of Muslim Professionals, Wales Spring Event on the subject of ’ Islam, Women and Sharia ^.
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Duncan Lewis and LawWorks Pro Bono Clinic begins with a successful launch (18 March 2014)

The Duncan Lewis Pro Bono legal clinic in association with LawWorks began with a successful start on Monday 10th March 2014.  Read more...

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Duncan Lewis Solicitors launch pro-bono clinic in association with Law Works Cymru (7 March 2014)

Legal Aid Solicitors Duncan Lewis launch pro-bono legal services clinic in association with Law Works Cymru on Monday 10th March 2014.  Read more...

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Duncan Lewis Solicitors continue outstanding pro bono and community work with fortnightly legal advice surgery at TCWP (6 March 2014)

At Duncan Lewis, we continue our commitment to pro bono and community work with requested fortnightly legal advice surgery at TCWP.  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 Solicitors to take part in London Legal Walk 2014 (26 February 2014)

Solicitors at Duncan Lewis Solicitors will be taking part in the tenth anniversary London Legal Walk on 19th May 2014 to raise funds for London’s legal centres.  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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Duncan Lewis Solicitors scoop Lawworks Firm of the Month Award (12 February 2014)

Duncan Lewis Solicitors scooped Lawworks Firm of the Month award for February 2014 in recognition of their ongoing Pro Bono work and support of the Solicitors Pro Bono Group.  Read more...

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Duncan Lewis Solicitors proud to embrace workforce equality and diversity (31 January 2014)

Duncan Lewis Solicitors; a Legal 500 recommended legal firm are proud to “embrace their workforce equality and diversity” after their annual workforce diversity data report demonstrated an eclectically cultured team.  Read more...

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LEGAL AID post LASPO (27 January 2014)

At Duncan Lewis we are committed to the provision of social welfare law advice through legal aid. Under the popular leadership of its CEO, the firm now employs many qualified Solicitors and caseworkers. We also have a first class trainee development programme where currently trainee Solicitors work under a training contract.   Read more...

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DL Pro Bono Members Deliver Legal Training Seminar (27 January 2014)

The Pro Bono Committee at Duncan Lewis works closely with LawWorks – who are the Solicitors Pro Bono Group. Our Tuesday Free Drop In Session at Dalston is part of the national network of LawWorks Legal Clinics, we contribute answers to legal enquiries via their Free Law Direct programme.   Read more...

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Duncan Lewis Solicitors raise impressive £966.86 for Unicef Philippines Appeal (24 January 2014)

Duncan Lewis Solicitors raise collection of £466.86 and make charity committee donation of £500 to the Unicef charity’s Philippines Appeal.

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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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Aina Khan Shortlisted as Finalist in the Services to Law category at the British Muslim Awards 2014 (20 January 2014)

Aina Khan, Head of the Islamic Law Department at Legal 500 recommended Duncan Lewis Solicitors has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Services to Law category at the British Muslim Awards 2014 in Manchester.
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Duncan Lewis Solicitors charity “food run” a wholesome success (15 January 2014)

The team at Duncan Lewis Solicitors see the efforts of their charity food run payoff as large quantities of dry food distributed to London’s homeless.  Read more...

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Aina Khan and Baroness Warsi kickstart Muslim Marriage Project (14 January 2014)

Aina Khan and Baroness Warsi kick started the Muslim Marriages Project on the 9th January 2014. The project is aimed at tackling the many legal and societal issues caused by unregistered Muslim marriages; for example, when the Nikah ceremony is not registered under English civil law.  Read more...

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Duncan Lewis Solicitors to take part in charity “food run” (10 January 2014)

Duncan Lewis solicitors are to take part in a charitable food run for the Southall charity S.W.A.T on the 8th January 2013.  Read more...

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Breast Cancer Campaign recognise Duncan Lewis as official Wear it Pink heroes (3 January 2014)

Duncan Lewis have been recognised as “official Wear it Pink heroes” by the Breast Cancer campaign after raising an impressive £745.50 for the charity’s Wear it Pink campaign.
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