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Duncan Lewis Immigration Director Toufique Hossain and assistant solicitor Rohena Wallace achieve Level 3 (Advanced) Immigration and Asylum Law Accreditation (26 July 2016)

Date: 26/07/2016
Duncan Lewis, Main Solicitors, Duncan Lewis Immigration Director Toufique Hossain and assistant solicitor Rohena Wallace achieve Level 3 (Advanced) Immigration and Asylum Law Accreditation

Legal 500 law firm Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce that Public Law Director Toufique Hossain and the assistant solicitor Rohena Wallace have achieved the prestigious Law Society Level 3 Immigration and Asylum Advanced Accreditation.

The Immigration Law Advanced Accreditation Scheme covers all types of immigration law legal aid work. To the satisfaction of the Law Society, Level 3 (Advanced) members will have shown that they have significant excellence and expertise in the area of immigration law, be that in private practice or working for an organisation regulated by the Office for the Legal Services Commissioner.

Recommended by Legal 500 for his for his Public Law expertise in Immigration & Civil liberties cases, Toufique is recognised by both Chambers UK 2016 and Legal 500 as a leader in his field with excellent knowledge of immigration law. Chambers UK 2016 Directory notes that Toufique "excels at public law cases and Dublin Convention matters”. Sources say he "manages a large caseload without losing sight of the detail of the individual cases," and is "good at spotting innovative points to take."

Rohena joined Duncan Lewis in September 2011 and she is specialised in presenting immigration appeals before the First Tier Tribunal of the Immigration Asylum Chamber as well as assisting corporate clients with obtaining a successful outcome with their Tier 2 matters. She is an expert in Tier 1 investors and Tier 1 entrepreneurs, having assisted numerous foreign nationals do business in the UK.

Regarding his achievement, Toufique said: “Our Immigration and Public law teams are getting stronger and more experienced by the day. Accreditation is one way of recognising this, but in so many other ways, Duncan Lewis is excelling and I am proud to be a part of the team at a time when the rights of so many are being suppressed by the State”.

Other Duncan Lewis lawyers accredited at Level 3 (advanced) include Jenna McKinney, James Packer, Zafar Abbas and Adam Tear.

Duncan Lewis Immigration Solicitors

Duncan Lewis was the first law firm in the UK to achieve Investors in People Gold Accreditation in 2009. Duncan Lewis operates the largest immigration team in the UK with a broad practice representing business and individual vulnerable clients at all levels in all aspects of personal immigration, asylum/human rights and nationality matters and is the dominant legal firm in the UK for the provision of publicly funded immigration legal services for asylum, immigration detention, bail, deportation appeals and EC law issues. The firm’s Immigration practice was recommended by Legal 500 UK 2015 as a Top Tier Immigration Practice in Wales in and as a Leading Immigration Practice in London and the Midlands area respectively. With more than 200 specialised staff providing assistance in more than 70 different languages, all of Duncan Lewis’ Immigration lawyers are specialists in their respective fields under the Law Society's Immigration & Asylum Accreditation Scheme. Duncan Lewis Immigration lawyers provide specialist immigration services from offices throughout London and across the UK. Duncan Lewis was shortlisted by the Law Society Excellence Awards 2015 for its excellence in diversity and staff development.

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