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Toufique Hossain spoke at Goldsmiths University Conference about developing Afghan protection claims to safeguard unaccompanied children (27 September 2016)

Date: 27/09/2016
Duncan Lewis, Main Solicitors, Toufique Hossain spoke at Goldsmiths University Conference about developing Afghan protection claims to safeguard unaccompanied children

Recommended by Legal 500 2016 Edition as a ‘genuine star’ in his field, Toufique Hossain, Director of Public Law and Immigration at Duncan Lewis, spoke at the 'Uncertain Journeys' conference at Goldsmiths University on Thursday 15th September. The conference covered new strategies and initiatives for the support of unaccompanied and separated children. Toufique spoke about last year’s legal work in stopping mass charter flights to Afghanistan and the current work in developing and preparing Afghan protection claims which may affect unaccompanied children.

Accredited by the Law Society at 3(Advanced) of the Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme, 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, Toufique said: “I am very pleased to have represented Duncan Lewis at this conference. It was important to hear from social workers, NGOs and other lawyers about the plight of unaccompanied minors here in the UK and I hope I was able to provide some insight into how these very complicated cases are developed and won in the courts. Although there are really concerning difficulties faced by refugee children here, it was heart-warming to see some examples of how they have settled and moved forward with their lives”.

Duncan Lewis Solicitors received its first “Top Tier” Ranking award by Legal 500 2016 Edition for its London Immigration Human Rights practice and maintained a “Top Tier” status for its Immigration Human Rights work in Wales. For Duncan Lewis’ Immigration Human Rights work in London, Legal 500 states: ‘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’.

Duncan Lewis' Immigration team holds exclusive legal aid contracts to represent vulnerable clients/ victim of torture or trafficking in immigration detention related matters as well as 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, James Packer, Zafar Abbas and Trevor Hatton.

Duncan Lewis is available to do this kind of public speaking. If interested please email marketing@duncanlewis.com

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