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Duncan Lewis Immigration Public Law Director Toufique Hossain receives Chambers UK 2016 Leading Lawyer in his Field recommendation (3 November 2015)

Date: 03/11/2015
Duncan Lewis, Main Solicitors, Duncan Lewis Immigration Public Law Director Toufique Hossain receives Chambers UK 2016 Leading Lawyer in his Field recommendation

Duncan Lewis Solicitors is pleased to announce that Director Toufique Hossain has been recognised by Chambers UK 2016 as a Leading Individual for his Immigration Human Rights work in London for the third consecutive year.

Following the release of the Chambers & Partners Guides UK 2016 Edition, Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce that Immigration Public Law Director Toufique Hossain has been recommended as a Leading Lawyer in his field of Immigration Human Rights in London for the third consecutive year.

Chambers applauds Toufique as;

Toufique Hossain of Duncan Lewis & Co 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." - Chambers & Partners 2016 Guide


In addition to Toufique Hossain, Public Law Director James Packer, Housing Director Dianne Cowie and Family Director Krina Parmar all received recommendations in the Chambers Guide 2016.


James Packer, accredited by the Law Society to the highest level in the field of Immigration Law, specialises in Higher Courts and Judicial Review challenges of immigration decisions with no right of appeal. He is a specialist in Immigration, Public law challenges and European Union & Human Rights Law. The Chambers UK Guides have been ranking the “best law firms and Lawyers” since 1990, and now covers 185 jurisdictions throughout the world. The Chambers Guides rank both Lawyers and law firms based on the research of 150 full-time are trusted by clients throughout the world when they need to find reliable, capable and appropriate business Lawyers.

Recently Toufique also received Legal 500 2015 individual recommendation for his specialism and work in asylum, civil liberties and immigration human rights. Toufique is based in the Duncan Lewis London Harrow office and heads the Duncan Lewis Immigration Public Law department along with Legal 500 recommended Solicitors James Packer, Seher Toguz and Adam Tear. Toufique is a judicial review immigration claimant specialist. Toufique has developed a significant practice in immigration removal cases, unlawful detention cases involving mental health issues, victims of torture and detainees unable to be removed by the SSHD. Toufique has supervised and conducted lead immigration judicial review cases challenging removals to DRC, Italy, France, Cyprus and Malta, and has led cases in relation to nationality. Toufique also specialises in: costs litigation; unlawful immigration detention cases with high-net claims for damages; challenging immigration removal cases, in particular, Dublin II third-country removal cases; tribunal and Higher Courts appeal and advocacy work; Upper Tribunal and Court of Appeal appellant cases. Recently Toufique has undertaken fact finding investigation trips to Malta, France, and Hungary, Italy and Bulgaria to gather complex evidence for leading complex Dublin II and III Convention removal cases.

Duncan Lewis Solicitors has the largest immigration team in the UK, with a broad practice representing businesses and individual vulnerable clients at all levels in all aspects of personal immigration, asylum/human rights and nationality matters. The department specialises in representing judicial review immigration claimant cases before the High Court with a significant practice in unlawful immigration detention cases with high net claims for damages and challenging immigration removal cases; in particular, Dublin II third country removal cases. It has extensive experience representing vulnerable clients/ victim of torture or trafficking in asylum and immigration detention related matters and routinely represents its clients in Tribunal and Higher Courts appeal and advocacy work; with a significant practice in Upper Tribunal and Court of Appeal appellant cases.

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