It is our pleasure to announce that our Cardiff Immigration Director, Vinita Templeton has been ranked as a ‘Leading Individual’ in the 2019 edition of The Legal 500 for her fantastic contributions in the Human Resources: Immigration, Wales category.
Described as an “…experienced and knowledgeable…” team leader, The Legal 500 acknowledged Vinita’s excellent ability at handling “…complex claimant judicial review matters…” and praised her ability to “…display[s] compassion when needed but also provides straightforward answers and actions when required".
Vinita began working at Duncan Lewis Solicitors in 2013 as a consultant solicitor; and was appointed as a partner-level director in September 2016. She specialises in a wide range of complex asylum, immigration and human rights matters, including cases that involve vulnerable individuals such as victims of torture and human trafficking. She frequently handles judicial review claimant matters and achieves success for her clients by challenging cases where appeal rights had previously exhausted.
Vinita also litigates in unlawful immigration detention cases and removals to European countries under the Dublin Regulations. She has significant experience leading immigration appeal cases before the Upper Tribunal of the Immigration Asylum Chamber and the Higher Courts.
Additionally, she works closely with several charity organisations in South Wales committed to helping asylum seekers.
In addition to Vinita’s ranking the immigration department in Cardiff has also maintained its “Top Tier” status for Immigration, Wales, making it the highest ranked immigration department in Wales. Alongside Vinita, consultant solicitor Vanessa Delgado and solicitor Eleri Haf Davies were both recommended.
“We are thrilled that Duncan Lewis continues to be recognised as a Top Tier firm for our Immigration and Public Law work in Wales. We deeply appreciate this wonderful acknowledgement of our work. In addition, much gratitude is due to everyone in our team, including our support staff, for their invaluable contributions.”
Duncan Lewis Solicitors enjoyed success overall, being a recommended law firm in 10 practice areas ranked in 15 directories across London, South-East, West Midlands and Wales. We are delighted to have maintained our “Top Tier” status for our London Immigration: Human Rights, Appeals and Overstay.
We would also like to congratulate Public Law Director, Toufique Hossain, who is now considered a ‘Next Generation Lawyer’ for his work in Administrative and Public Law, and Housing Director Heather Iqbal Rayner maintained her ranking as a ‘Leading Individual’ for the fourth year running. Overall 39 of our current staff are recommended, across 49 individual recommendations, with some receiving recommendations in more than one practice area or location. For a complete summary on our Legal 500 rankings and recommendations in the 2018-2019 edition, follow this link.