Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce that Legal 500 recommended Solicitor and Public Law Director Adam Tear has been awarded the Law Society Excellence Awards Solicitor Advocate of the Year award for 2014.
The Law Society Excellence Awards celebrate the very best examples of innovation and good practice in the Legal profession. Candidates for the Law Society Excellence Awards are judged by the Law Society panel of expert judges and results are revealed at the Excellence Awards Ceremony. Law Society state the event is the “one evening of the year in which every team, every firm and every individual has an “equal chance of sharing the spotlight, provided they've produced exceptional results.”
Adam Tear, who was recommended as a leading lawyer in the Legal 500 2014, receives the award after consecutive shortlistings for 2013 and 2014.
“I am exceptionally pleased to be recognised for my advocacy throughout the last 12 months, and I hope to continue to provide exceptional advocacy services to those I represent.”
Adam’s award is another addition to his increasing list of industry accolades; including Legal 500 2014 recommendation; appointment to the Committee of the Solicitors Association of Higher Court Advocates in November 2013 and Legal 500 2013 recommendation who described him as ‘Calm, industrious and reliable’.
Adam is a specialist in immigration judicial review, other public law matters and professional regulation law. He is accredited to the highest level in the field of immigration law. He has a significant practice in High Court and Court of Appeal appellant cases.
Adam’s niche specialisms include: civil contempt; costs before the higher Courts; representing professionals before their professional body; criminal judicial review; immigration claimant judicial review matters, in particular Dublin II and III third-country removal cases; unlawful immigration detention cases with high-net claims for damages; prison law claimant; immigration removal cases and challenging decisions of the Legal Aid Agency to refuse funding, following the significant April 2013 restrictions to legal aid.