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Duncan Lewis Solicitors’ Public Law Director Ahmed Aydeed shortlisted for Partner of the Year in the Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards 2018 (5 February 2018)

Date: 05/02/2018


Duncan Lewis, Main Solicitors, Duncan Lewis Solicitors’ Public Law Director Ahmed Aydeed shortlisted for Partner of the Year in the Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards 2018

Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to congratulate Public Law Director, Ahmed Aydeed as he is named a finalist in the Birmingham Law Society Awards 2018 for Partner of the Year. Since becoming a Director in Duncan Lewis’ Birmingham branch in 2017, Ahmed has proven to be a dedicated and integral leader in the department of Public Law, as recognised in this nomination.

Ahmed joined Duncan Lewis in 2012 and became a Director in Public Law last year in the firm’s Birmingham office, where he has established himself in a broad range of Public Law matters. Ahmed specialises in cases relating to public law and human rights matters, including asylum, international protection, EU law, nationality law, administrative detention, discrimination and equality, as well as family and child care proceedings.

Ahmed has played a key role in a selection of high profile challenges including the unlawful detention of migrants in the UK, the unlawful processions of asylum claims in the UK through the Detained Fast Track (DTF) system and, the criminalisation and detention of trafficking victims, torture victims and unaccompanied minor refugees. Ahmed is established in bringing judicial reviews against the Lord Chancellor, the Secretary of State for the Home Department, the Crown Court & Local Authorities.

In recognition of Ahmed’s commitment to safeguarding the most vulnerable members of society, the Birmingham Law Society Awards has seen fit to name him a finalist in the category for Partner of the Year. This year, the awards have been extended to include thirteen exclusive categories, within which Partner of the Year rewards the superior leadership and management demonstrated by senior law practitioners within the region.

The awards will the 17th annual event held in honour of the hard work and achievements of the key players in Law throughout the West Midlands. The winners will be announced on 8th March 2018 at the International Convention Centre (ICC), where Ahmed will attend alongside other innovators in law.

Duncan Lewis wish to congratulate Ahmed and all the finalists named in this year’s shortlist for the Birmingham Law Society Awards.

Duncan Lewis Public Law Solicitors

The Duncan Lewis Public Law Department has been recommended by Legal 500 2017, with particular praise for their work successfully challenging policies under which vulnerable individuals are detained in immigration detention centres. By way of judicial review, the Public Law Department challenges decisions made by public bodies which would otherwise be non-appealable. These can be central or local government, or other organisations carrying out public functions.

The Public Law team have experience in all aspects of judicial review claimant work, including obtaining emergency orders and other interim relief to prevent breaches of human rights, following up judicial reviews with actions for damages in both the County and High Court and successfully pursuing judicial review matters to the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.

Our Public Law solicitors conduct all stages of such matters from initial pre-action correspondence to filing, conducting and settling claims and costs negotiations and litigation. Duncan Lewis solicitors carry out both publicly and privately funded work.