Public law director Toufique Hossain has extensive experience representing asylum seekers, many of whom are vulnerable clients.Legal 500 2021 Edition.
Toufique is a Next Generation Partner in the 2021 edition of The Legal 500.Legal 500 2021 Edition.
Toufique is a Recommended Lawyer in the 2021 edition of The Legal 500.
Toufique Hossain directs Duncan Lewis Solicitors' public law and immigration department. He has extensive experience of judicial review proceedings involving immigration, asylum, deportation and detention. An impressed source remarks: "He can spot an important case, bring out what's required and put a team together well. He's an all-round good litigator."Chambers 2020 Edition.
"Director Toufique Hossain is an 'inspirational leader' and has developed a 'very talented and committed team'."Legal 500 2020 Edition.
"A high-profile matter saw Toufique Hossain challenging the Secretary of State for the Home Department’s failure to investigate abuse at the Brook House Immigration Removal Centre."Legal 500 2020 Edition.
Toufique is a Recommended Lawyer in the 2020 edition of The Legal 500.
"A brilliant strategic litigator," Toufique Hossain attracts plaudits for his successes in challenging existing policy and practice in immigration, especially regarding detention issues.
Toufique is listed as a Recommended Lawyer in the 2019 edition of The Legal 500, for his work in Immigration: Human Rights and Overstay. "Toufique Hossain handles Judicial Review cases involving immigration, EC Law, civil liberties and human rights matters"Legal 500 2019 Edition.
Toufique Hossain is a Recommended Lawyer in the 2019 edition of The Legal 500Legal 500 2019 Edition.
Toufique is listed as a 'Next Generation Lawyer' for his Administrative and Public Law work throughout London.
"Toufique Hossain is acknowledged for taking on 'important challenges' especially in relation to immigration detentions and mental health issues."
Toufique Hossain is ranked in Chambers 2019 in Immigration: Human Rights, Asylum and Deportation, London firms. "Toufique Hossain of Duncan Lewis Solicitors has an extensive immigration practice and regularly advises clients on issues of detention, deportation and asylum."Chambers UK 2019 Edition.
Toufique Hossain is ranked in Chambers 2019, in Administrative & Public Law: Traditional Claimant, UK-wide. Sources say Toufique Hossain is "an exceptional public lawyer," and "...he really has the ability to think strategically - he looks at every possibility and knows how to marshal his resources."Chambers UK 2019 Edition.
Toufique Hossain of Duncan Lewis & Co garners praise from sources for being “incredibly knowledgeable, very diligent and really believing in the cause." He continues to take on a diverse array of asylum cases, as well as matters relating to detention.Chambers UK 2018 Edition.
Toufique Hossain of Duncan Lewis & Co is gaining prominence for handling high-profile judicial reviews. He is particularly strong in challenges to the Home Office's policies on immigration detention. Clients say he is "incredibly knowledgeable, very diligent and really believes in the cause. He works incredibly hard." Sources also comment that he is "really committed to the work and prepared to go the extra mile."Chambers UK 2018 Edition.
Chambers describes Toufique as a ‘Leader in his Field’ for my judicial review work, described as ‘deeply committed to the plight of the disenfranchised, a fearless litigator’,Chambers UK 2017 Edition.
"Exceptional lawyer Toufique Hossain is particularly good for immigration detention cases and has an excellent eye for the crux of the matter."Legal 500 2017 Edition.
"Toufique Hossain is a leading solicitor for immigration judicial review and utilises a combination of creative thinking with a huge amount of experience."Legal 500 2017 Edition.
"Toufique Hossain has an amazing ability to conduct a wide range of demanding test case litigation, handling complex public law cases involving judicial review and unlawful detention."Legal 500 2017 Edition.
"Genuine Star"Legal 500 2016 Edition.
"At Duncan Lewis Solicitors, Toufique Hossain is a ‘genuine star’ for challenges in the immigration and civil liberties space."Legal 500 2016 Edition.
"Toufique has given me the hope to carry on, without his help I would not be here today. It's safe to say he saved my life." - Client.
Kambadzi v Secretary of State for the Home Department  UKSC 23 - Seminal unlawful detention case at the Supreme Court.
Wasif v The Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWCA Civ 82 – This case concerned the manner in which the Tribunals and Courts certify claims for Judicial Review as ‘totally without merit’ (TWM). The Court of Appeal, of its own motion, stated that this case is to be considered the test case with regard to TWM certification.
JS (Sudan)  EWCA Civ 1378 - Unlawful detention – foreign national prisoner.
R (oao) JM & Ors v The Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWHC 2331 – The Secretary of State for the Home Department conceded that the Detained Fast-Track process created an unacceptable risk of unfairness to vulnerable or potentially vulnerable individuals. Further, the Secretary of State conceded that the process as a whole created an unacceptable risk of failure to identify those whose claims were unsuitable for a quick decision within the Detained Fast-Track process.
R (oao) Antonio v The Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWHC 3894 (Admin) - The Secretary of State for the Home Department was held to have unlawfully detained the claimant for a period in excess of three years. [SSHD appealed and won at the Court of Appeal – currently appealing to UKSC]
AA (Sudan) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department & Anor  EWHC 2118 (Admin) - The Secretary of State for the Home Department’s lack of resources did not provide a satisfactory answer to her failure to review the detention of the claimant. This case also addressed the timeframe within which the Secretary of State for the Home Department is to consider evidence that is put before her as independent evidence of torture.
R (oao) Hiri v The Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWHC 254 (Admin) - Successful application for Judicial Review of the decision of the Secretary of State for the Home Department to refuse naturalisation on grounds of ‘good character’ pursuant to a criminal conviction, and the underlying policy provisions.SI (Sudan) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department (C4/2015/0975) - This case concerned the decision of the Secretary of State for the Home Department to remove the claimant to Bulgaria pursuant to the Dublin III Regulation. Permission to apply for judicial review was granted in the Court of Appeal after being certified as ‘totally without merit’ by the Administrative Court. The Secretary of State has since conceded this claim, resulting in a grant of refugee status for the claimant.
P & R (DRC)  EWHC 3879 (Admin) – Risk on return to DRC - Asylum – Human Rights.
Lamari v SSHD  EWHC 1630 (Admin) – SSHD found to be in Contempt of Court.
PB (Cameroon) v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWHC 364 (Admin) - Vulnerable claimant - Unlawful detention - Landmark damages figure.