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Vilash Gami, Duncan Lewis

Vilash Gami


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Awards Recommendation for Vilash Gami
Legal 500

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

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

I qualified as a solicitor in 2007 and have over 10 years’ experience specialising in Immigration and Asylum, representing client’s in all types of matters from initial applications through to appeals in the Tribunal and the Higher Courts. Examples of cases include asylum applications including those on DAC, deportation, general immigration matters such as entry clearance, family reunion, marriage application, EEA and nationality matters. Having represented vulnerable clients such as minors, victims of torture, victims of domestic violence and those with mental health issues, I fully understand the need to be patient and sympathetic but also proactive to ensure they benefit from the relevant protection by ensuring proper and relevant experts and or specialists are instructed to help progress the application and secure a positive outcome.

I have in depth experience of representing clients at the High Court in their judicial review matters and good knowledge of the procedures involved within the Court of Appeal. Examples of Judicial Review cases include:

  • Unlawful detention;
  • False imprisonment;
  • Unlawful delay in processing immigration and asylum applications;
  • Fresh claim challenges/unlawful denial of appeal rights;
  • Challenges to refusals of Article 8 ECHR family and private life applications;
  • Third Country removals;
  • Challenges to decisions to deny access to public funds; and
  • Challenging removals by way of urgent interim relief applications.


  • 2007 - The College of Law, London - Professional Skills Course (PSC)
  • 2003-2004 - Thames Valley university, London - Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (LPC): Commendation
  • 2000-2003 - Middlesex university, London - BA (Joint Honours) Law with Criminology: 2.1


Duncan Lewis Solicitors

  • Public Law and Immigration Solicitor/Supervisor January 2008 - September 2014
  • Immigration Consultant Solicitor September 2014 – February 2017
  • Public Law and Immigration Solicitor/Supervisor February 2017 - present

Palis Solicitors

  • Position: Trainee Solicitor November 2004 – December 2007

  • Membership & Accreditations

    • July 2016 - Re-accreditation Supervisor and Senior Caseworker Level 2 - Law Society’s Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme
    • November 2007 - Admitted as a solicitor
    • 2006 - Supervisor and Senior Caseworker Level 2 - Law Society’s Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme
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