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Duncan Lewis ranked Legal 500 2015 Leading Law Firm for Social Housing Wales with Director Heather Iqbal Rayner as Elite Leading Lawyer in her Field (21 September 2015)

Date: 21/09/2015
Duncan Lewis, Housing Solicitors, Duncan Lewis ranked Legal 500 2015 Leading Law Firm for Social Housing Wales with Director Heather Iqbal Rayner as Elite Leading Lawyer in her Field

Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce that their Cardiff Social Housing Practice has gained a new Legal 500 Leading Law Firm recommendation with Director Heather Iqbal Rayner recognised as a ‘Leader in her Field’.

Following the release of the 2015 edition of the Legal 500, Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce that they have been recognised as a Leading Law Firm for their Cardiff based Social Housing legal practice.

For nearly 30 years the Legal 500 has been a worldwide client’s guide to the best law firms and lawyers, which analyses the capabilities of law firms worldwide with a comprehensive research programme heavily focused on peer and client feedback.

Achieving a Leading Law Firm ranking for their Social Housing practice in Wales, Duncan Lewis have gained an impressive new Legal 500 2015 ranking in this legal area. Heather Iqbal Rayner has also gained a laudable new recommendation as an “Elite Leading Lawyer in her Field”.

Legal 500 said;

“Duncan Lewis Solicitors represents vulnerable tenants involved in possession and unlawful eviction cases. Heather Iqbal Rayner heads the team.”

Duncan Lewis are also pleased to announce that Legal 500 2015 has also recognised the firm’s London Social Housing practice as a leading department with Directors Subbiah Sivapunniyam, Diane Cowie, James De Vere Moss and Solicitor Bernadette Sylvester all receiving individual recommendations.

Duncan Lewis’ Housing Law department assists both landlords and tenants across London and throughout the UK. It is a significant presence across County Court Possession Duty Schemes throughout London and has a niche specialism in defending social tenants in possession and unlawful eviction cases. The department represents clients in all proceedings including reviews, appeals and judicial review claimant matters relating to homelessness, disrepair, succession for tenants and neighbourhood disputes against local authorities. A significant proportion of the company’s housing clients are vulnerable with issues ranging from learning difficulties, terminal illnesses and/or severe mental health conditions, victims of torture, trafficking or victims of domestic abuse; each referred to Duncan Lewis from a variety of sources. For clients that are unable to travel, the company also specialises in non-face-to-face advice and assistance by telephone or online.

The recent edition of Legal 500 also recommended Duncan Lewis as a leading law firm in Immigration Human Rights; Business Immigration in the firm’s London and Wales practices; Crime: General; Private Client: Court of Protection; Public Sector: Administrative and Public Law and Private Law: Family matters. Throughout these departments 16 Lawyers received individual recommendation. Within these departments, individual lawyer recognition went to: Adam Tear (Immigration Human Rights); James Packer (Immigration Human Rights; Public Law), Toufique Hossain (Immigration Human Rights & Public Law), Seher Toguz (Immigration Human Rights), Vicash Ramkissoon (Business Immigration), Kaajal Chandrasingh (Immigration East Midlands), Vanessa Delgado (Immigration Wales) Aina Khan (Family & Matrimonial); Angela Smith (Court of Protection & Mental Capacity), Subbiah Sivapunniyam, James De Vere Moss, Diane Cowie, Bernadette Sylvester (Social Housing). Heather Iqbal Rayner (Social Housing Wales) and Vinita Templeton (Immigration Human Rights Wales) both achieved “Elite “Leading Lawyer recommendation.


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