We are pleased to announce that our Birmingham office has relocated and as of Monday 17th December can be found at 158 Edmund House, Birmingham, B3 2HB.
Lawyers at our Birmingham office specialise in ten different practice areas including: Clinical Negligence, Criminal Defence, Family and Child Care including both international and domestic family law matters, Housing, Immigration, Mental Health, Personal Injury, Public Law and Wills and Probate.
The Family and Childcare department at Birmingham is a ‘Recognised Practitioner’ in the 2019 edition of Chambers and Partners UK for their family/matrimonial work in Birmingham and the surrounding areas. Additionally the team is a ranked department in The Legal 500 2019 guide where their strengths in cross-border disputes are highly praised.
Our clinical negligence and personal injury teams are committed to obtaining the best possible outcomes for our clients and specialise in handling a wide range of severe and complex personal injury and clinical negligence claims.
Duncan Lewis Solicitors are the largest provider of mental health legal aid services in the UK and our Birmingham team provide advice and assistance in all areas of the Mental Health Act 1983, including admission to hospital, consent to treatment and aftercare provisions.
The Wills and Probate department are experienced in drafting wills, all aspects on inheritance tax and handling Power of Attorney matter.
Over 60 lawyers work at our Birmingham office, including four partner-level directors; Ahmed Aydeed, Krina Parmar, Lorick Winarskie and Richard Gray.
Ahmed Aydeed is a director in the Public Law department and leads a team of solicitors, trainees and caseworkers in Birmingham. Ahmed has been at the forefront in the battle against the unlawful detention of migrants in the UK, the unlawful processions of asylum claims in the UK through the Detained Fast Track system and, in particular, the criminalisation & detention of trafficking victims, torture victims & unaccompanied minor refugees. Ahmed is a ‘Recommended Individual’ by The Legal 500. He was awarded Junior Lawyer of the Year at the Law Society Excellence Awards 2017 and shortlisted for Partner of the Year at the Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards. Ahmed’s team in Birmingham specialises in all areas of public law including immigration, asylum and human rights matters.
Krina Parmar is a director in the Family and Child Care department at Duncan Lewis and is a ‘Recommended Individual’ in The Legal 500, 2019. The Family and Childcare team at Birmingham handle both public and private law children matters including international child abduction and adoption matters, forced marriage applications, female genital mutilation (FGM) applications and emergency matters including the removal of children and cases of domestic abuse.
Housing Director Lorick Winarskie, who has 30 years of experience in housing law, leads a team of lawyers committed assisting both tenants and landlords with a wide range of housing matters including homelessness appeals, defending possession proceedings, anti-social behaviour injunctions and judicial review claimant matters. Lorick has represented clients at all levels of proceedings including at the Supreme Court.
Director of Family and Child Care, Richard Gray has a particular specialism in public law childcare matters and has dealt with a large number of complex matters. He has been an accredited member of the Law Society Children Panel since 2011 and is a ‘Recommended Individual’ in the 2019 edition of The Legal 500.
Duncan Lewis Solicitors is the largest provider of Legal Aid in the UK and has a strong and successful legal aid practice throughout 14 key offices and 35 appointment-only offices across England & Wales.