Recommended by Legal 500 in 2015 for his significant expertise in Public Law and Immigration matters, Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce that Director of Public Law Adam Tear has been appointed as a Level 3 (Advanced) Assessor in relation to the Law Society Immigration and Asylum Law Accreditation Scheme.
Described by Legal 500 as a ‘calm, industrious and reliable' professional, Adam has a significant London practice in judicial review claimant matters. He was awarded Law Society Solicitor Advocate of the Year Excellence Award in 2014 and has been shortlisted in 2013 and 2015 respectively.
Regarding his achievement he said: “I have been a level three accredited lawyer since 2010 and continue to practice in this area, I look forward to assisting the next generation of lawyers to obtain the recognition of level three accreditation.”
Adam challenges public authorities both as a solicitor and as an advocate, in a wide area of law, including the areas of Public Law, Immigration and Civil Liberties & Human Rights. Adam further specialises in prison law cases, and other challenges to authorities where no right of appeal exists and has a developed practice in Regulatory law, having represented a number of professionals in dealings with professional bodies. Furthermore, Adam continues to advise on a wide area of law ranging from high net-worth, private and corporate clients, including complicated Tier 2 compliance issues to extradition of politically sensitive clients.
Adam is also qualified under the Immigration & Asylum Accreditation Scheme as a Level 3 Advanced Caseworker and Supervisor which is the highest level of immigration accreditation available from the Law Society. Members will have shown, to the satisfaction of the Law Society, that they have and will maintain a high level of knowledge, skills, experience and practice in the area of immigration law.
There are currently on 49 Level 3 (advanced) accredited immigration advisors across England & Wales. Other Duncan Lewis lawyers accredited at Level 3 include Jenna McKinney, James Packer, Zafar Abbas and Trevor Hatton.