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Isa Muaza removed to Nigeria after out of hours court appeal refused (18 December 2013)

After a long legal battle, Isa Muazu has been removed by private charter to Nigeria following an out of hours court appeal being refused by Court of Appeal Judge.  Read more...

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Judgment handed down in country guidance case of BK (Failed Asylum Seekers) (16 December 2013)

Judgment today was handed down in the most important cases on the Democratic Republic of Congo [DRC] since the country guidance case of BK (Failed Asylum Seekers) DRC CG [2007] UKAIT 00098. P(DRC) and R(DRC) [2013] EWHC 3879 (Admin) was the test case on whether it is safe to remove criminal deportees and failed asylum seekers to the DRC in light of the current evidence concerning these two categories of returnees.
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Duncan Lewis Public law/Immigration law Director Toufique Hossain BBC South East Today Appearance (27 November 2013)

Duncan Lewis Public law/Immigration law Director Toufique Hossain appeared on BBC’s South East Today on the 26/11/2013.  Read more...

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Duncan Lewis Director Adam Tear appointed to the Committee of the Solicitors Association of Higher Court Advocates (21 November 2013)

Adam Tear, Solicitor Advocate and Director of Public Law at Legal 500 2013 leading firm Duncan Lewis was appointed to the Committee of the Solicitors Association of Higher Court Advocates in November 2013.
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Duncan Lewis win human rights case of unlawful detention of Sudanese national (13 November 2013)

Legal aid solicitors Duncan Lewis won the case of the detention of a Sudanese national. The Court of Appeal held that the Home Secretary acted unlawfully in detaining the man, who is a foreign national criminal, for a period of 8 months  Read more...

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Civil Contempt not in the face of the Court following recent judgement (7 November 2013)

King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Council v Bunning and the Legal Aid Agency [2013] EWHC 3390  Read more...

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Legal 500 2013 - 'Excellent' Immigration & Public Law Duncan Lewis Solicitors represent business and individual clients (1 October 2013)

We are very pleased to announce that the Legal 500 2013 UK Directory has recently praised Duncan Lewis^ Business Immigration & Immigration & Asylum Department as ^excellent^ and in particular have stated that: “the ‘excellent’ Duncan Lewis Solicitors represents business and individual clients.   Read more...

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James Packer of Duncan Lewis is recognised by Chambers UK 2014 as a Leader in his Field (1 October 2013)

We are very pleased to announce that Public Law Director James Packer is to be recommended by Chambers UK in Immigration & Human Rights as a ‘Leader in his Field’ in the forthcoming edition of Chambers UK 2014  Read more...

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Duncan Lewis write to the High Court to raise concerns about delays in judicial review cases caused by the Home Office (8 August 2013)

The Secretary of State for Justice justifies restricting access both to Court and to legal aid for judicial review challenges on the basis that judicial review challenges are taking too long to decide.  Read more...

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Duncan Lewis is running two cases in the Administrative Court challenging decisions to certify asylum claims and removal to France under the Dublin II Regulation (8 July 2013)

Duncan Lewis is running two cases in the Administrative Court challenging decisions to certify asylum claims and removal to France under the Dublin II Regulation. The Claimants in both cases are Non-Arab Darfuri Sudanese nationals.  Read more...

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Duties of the Secretary of State on returns to ‘safe third countries’ (24 June 2013)

Under the Dublin II Regulation, the United Kingdom can return asylum seekers to another Member State where the asylum seeker have lodged a claim for asylum, and that the Member State shall be obliged to take back the responsibility of determining the claim.  Read more...

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Duncan Lewis Goes European with First Full ECtHR Judgement (30 January 2013)

Solicitors, Kat Hacker & James Packer deliver Duncan Lewis’ first full judgement in European Court of Human Rights as it tackles the issue of Disabled Persons and Article 3 ECHR Expulsion to Afghanistan. Press Release available shortly.  Read more...

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James Packer’s Law Gazette Article challenges the Government’s Judicial Review Proposals (30 January 2013)

James Packer’s Law Gazette Article challenges the Government to ensure Judicial Review proposals provide both an effective and lawful mechanism for individuals to challenge the decisions of public bodies  Read more...

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Duncan Lewis submits extensive response to the Ministry of Justice’s Proposals for Reform of Judicial Review Consultation Paper CP 25-2012 (24 January 2013)

Co-ordinated by Director & Senior Solicitor James Packer, the Public Law Department of Legal 500 and Chambers UK Law Firm Duncan Lewis has recently submitted its detailed response to the controversial Ministry of Justice’s Proposals for the Reform of Judicial Review.   Read more...

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Duncan Lewis Public Law team visit to Malta – Fact finding on returns to Malta for refugee (18 January 2013)

Asylum seekers who enter Europe and move from one country where they have sought asylum to another will, in general, be returned to that initial country. Duncan Lewis is currently challenging the UK’s decision to remove people to Malta. We challenge on the basis that removal would be breaching their human rights.   Read more...


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