Accredited by the Law Society at 3(Advanced) of the Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme, Duncan Lewis Immigration Director Toufique Hossain will be attending as a speaker the Conference on New strategies and initiatives for the support of unaccompanied and separated migrant children at the Goldsmiths University on Thursday 15th September.
Toufique is recognised by both Chambers UK 2016 and Legal 500 as a leader in his field with "excellent knowledge of immigration law". Chambers UK 2016 Directory notes that Toufique "excels at public law cases and Dublin Convention matters”. Sources say he "manages a large caseload without losing sight of the detail of the individual cases," and is "good at spotting innovative points to take."
Regarding his attendance at the conference he said: “I am delighted to be speaking at this Conference. It is important for us to highlight Duncan Lewis’ work with Afghan refugees and our efforts last year in stopping charter flights to Afghanistan. Our work continues on a daily basis. We look forward to contributing to this excellent initiative”.
Duncan Lewis' Immigration team holds exclusive legal aid contracts to represent vulnerable clients/ victim of torture or trafficking in immigration detention related matters; detained asylum casework and unaccompanied asylum seeking children. 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.
Level 3 (Advanced) accredited members will have demonstrated, to the satisfaction of the Law Society that they have the highest level of knowledge, skills, experience and practice in the area of immigration law. There are currently 49 Level 3 (advanced) accredited immigration advisors across England & Wales. Other Duncan Lewis lawyers accredited at Level 3 include Adam Tear, Jenna McKinney, James Packer, Zafar Abbas and Trevor Hatton.
Duncan Lewis Immigration Department
Duncan Lewis was the first law firm in the UK to achieve Investors in People Gold Accreditation in 2009. Duncan Lewis operates the largest immigration team in the UK with a broad practice representing business and individual vulnerable clients at all levels in all aspects of personal immigration, asylum/human rights and nationality matters and is the dominant legal firm in the UK for the provision of publicly funded immigration legal services for asylum, immigration detention, bail, deportation appeals and EC law issues. The firm’s Immigration practice was recommended by Legal 500 UK 2015 as a Top Tier Immigration Practice in Wales in and as a Leading Immigration Practice in London and the Midlands area respectively. With more than 200 specialised staff providing assistance in more than 70 different languages, all of Duncan Lewis’ Immigration lawyers are specialists in their respective fields under the Law Society's Immigration & Asylum Accreditation Scheme. Duncan Lewis Immigration lawyers provide specialist immigration services from offices throughout London and across the UK. Duncan Lewis was shortlisted by the Law Society Excellence Awards 2015 for its excellence in diversity and staff development.