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Top Tier Law Firm Duncan Lewis appoints ‘Leading Lawyer’ Vinita Templeton and Bernadette Adusei as Directors of Immigration (23 September 2016)

Date: 23/09/2016
Duncan Lewis, Main Solicitors, Top Tier Law Firm Duncan Lewis appoints ‘Leading Lawyer’ Vinita Templeton and Bernadette Adusei as Directors of Immigration

Ranked as Top-Tier firm by Legal 500 2016 Edition for its Immigration Human Rights practices in London and Cardiff, Duncan Lewis is pleased to announce the recent appointments of both Vinita Templeton and Bernadette Adusei as Directors of Immigration.

Vinita Templeton and Bernadette Adusei both specialise in immigration judicial review claimant matters, asylum, human rights and European community law from the company’s Cardiff and Lewisham London office respectively. In its 2015 and 2016 editions, the independent legal directory The Legal 500 also recognised Vinita as an elite “Leading Lawyer” in the field of asylum and immigration law for Wales. Legal 500 describes her as “Highly regarded”, “Committed to the plight of those most vulnerable”, “deeply committed to clients’ interests” and a “specialist in immigration judicial review claims”.

Regarding Vinita and Bernadette’s appointments, Practice Director Jason Bruce said: “We are very excited to have Vinita and Bernadette on board. We are very pleased that our Top-Tier Immigration department has their unique and significant experience in immigration at the forefront of our delivery of legal services to local South Wales and London clients”.

Duncan Lewis’ Immigration team was recently recognised by Legal 500 2016 as a ‘top-tier’ practice across London and Wales. The team were applauded with Legal 500 commenting: “Duncan Lewis Solicitors’ ‘dynamic and very well-organised group’ specialises in acting for clients in judicial review proceedings before the High Court, as well as handling Upper Tribunal and Court Appeal cases”. The company’s Cardiff office was also praised as having ‘an excellent grasp of immigration and asylum law.’

Duncan Lewis' Immigration and human rights team represent clients nationwide and holds exclusive legal aid contracts to represent vulnerable clients/ victim of torture or trafficking in asylum and immigration detention related matters. The department holds a niche practice representing judicial review immigration claimant cases before the High Court with a significant practice in Upper Tribunal and Court of Appeal appellant cases, unlawful immigration detention cases with high net claims for damages and challenging immigration removal cases; in particular, Dublin II third country removal cases. Duncan Lewis has lodged more immigration judicial review proceedings in 2015 than any other immigration legal team in the UK.

Duncan Lewis’ Immigration team nationwide is now led by 15 Directors across key offices nationwide. Further to Bernadette and Vinita, these include Adam Tear, Ayan Yalchin, David Saldanha, Gabor Nagy, James Packer, Jenna McKinney, Neelam Bangar, Sangita Shah, Seher Toguz, Shahida Ilahi, Toufique Hossain, Trevor Hatton and Vicash Ramkissoon.

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