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SSHD “Acted Unlawfully” in Three Year “False Imprisonment” of Duncan Lewis Immigration Solicitors Client (24 November 2014)

Legal 500 “Top-Tier” firm Duncan Lewis win exceptional victory in which the SSHD was found to have acted unlawfully in the immigration detention of Portuguese man which lasted over three years.  Read more...

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Duncan Lewis Immigration Public Law Director James Packer receives Chambers UK 2015 Leading Lawyer in his Field recommendation (3 November 2014)

Duncan Lewis Solicitors is pleased to announce that Director James Packer has been recognised by Chambers UK 2015 as a Leading Individual for his Immigration Human Rights work in London for the second consecutive year.
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Duncan Lewis Public Law Immigration Department fact finding trip to Hungary (30 October 2014)

Shalini Patel and Lauren Mayer of Duncan Lewis’ Public Law Immigration Department have recently returned from a fact finding trip in Budapest, Hungary.  Read more...

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Community Care Solicitor Monica Kreel joins Duncan Lewis Solicitors from Edwards Duthie (28 October 2014)

Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce former Edwards Duthie Community Care Solicitor Monica Kreel has joined the firm. Monica has joined Duncan Lewis Solicitors as a Solicitor in the firm’s Dalston Community Care department  Read more...

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Duncan Lewis Public Law Immigration Department Fact finding trip to Bulgaria (23 October 2014)

Toufique Hossain and Sheroy Zaq of Duncan Lewis’ Public Law / Immigration Department have recently returned from Sofia, Bulgaria. This visit took place in order to obtain evidence for the case of R (oao) SSI v The Secretary of State for the Home Department (JR10504/2014).  Read more...

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Legal 500 recommended Solicitor Adam Tear wins Law Society Solicitor Advocate of the Year 2014 award (13 October 2014)

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.  Read more...

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Practitioners’ guide to criminal judicial review published (10 October 2014)

Criminal Judicial Review, a comprehensive guide to judicial review in the criminal justice system, has been published by Hart Publishing with a Foreword by the Rt Hon Lord Judge. James Packer, a director of Duncan Lewis contributed the chapter on costs.   Read more...

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Duncan Lewis ranked by Legal 500 2014 as a leading law firm in Immigration & Civil Liberties Judicial Reviews with Toufique Hossain and James Packer recommended (7 October 2014)

Duncan Lewis have been ranked as a leading law firm by the Legal 500 2014 in the practice areas of Public Law Immigration & Civil Liberties Judicial Reviews with 2 individual lawyer recognitions.
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Duncan Lewis Immigration Department Members receive Law Society Level 2 Accreditation (5 September 2014)

Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce that several members of the firm’s Immigration and Public Law Departments have received Law Society Immigration and Asylum Law Level 2 Accreditation status.  Read more...

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Duncan Lewis Solicitors Adam Tear shortlisted for Law Society’s Solicitor Advocate of the Year for second year running (21 August 2014)

Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce that Public Law Director Adam Tear has been shortlisted for the Law Society’s Solicitor Advocate of the Year for the second consecutive year running.  Read more...

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Duncan Lewis challenge legality of SSHD’s ongoing failure to grant Claimant leave to remain in the UK under Article 8 ECHR (25 July 2014)

The case of Syed Shah sought to challenge the legality of the Secretary of State^s historical and ongoing failure to grant the Claimant leave to remain in the United Kingdom, and additionally sought to claim damages for the Home Office^s unlawful delay in reaching a decision upon his leave to remain application.
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Duncan Lewis challenges the SSHD for alleged breach of a consent order agreed in a judicial review claim (3 July 2014)

Court Judgement states that the SSHD is to publish further clarification whether her policy requiring asylum and Article 3 protection claims to be made in person includes claims for humanitarian protection after case of Sri Lankan National represented by Duncan Lewis Solicitors “addressed the issue of wider importance” following an alleged breach of a consent order agreed in a judicial review claim.  Read more...

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SSHD found to have “insufficient resources” to monitor and review administrative detention of Sudanese torture victim (27 June 2014)

The Secretary of State for the Home Department was found to have “insufficient resources” to monitor and review administrative detention of a Sudanese torture victim represented by Duncan Lewis Solicitors.  Read more...

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Regina Oao Reis, Edgehill and Others -V- Director of Legal Aid CaseworkK (13 June 2014)

In 2012 the government made extensive and controversial cuts to legal aid for civil matters, which removed legal aid funding for many types of matters.   Read more...

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Asylum conditions in Italy allegedly “not severe enough to prevent removal of refugees from the UK” (12 June 2014)

Duncan Lewis Immigration and Human Rights Solicitors are to appeal the High Court’s decision to remove 6 refugees from the UK to Italy as the conditions in Italy are allegedly “not severe enough to prevent removal”.
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Duncan Lewis Immigration Solicitors prevent Theresa May deporting asylum-seeker back to “lawless” Somalia (5 June 2014)

Duncan Lewis Solicitors have prevented Home Secretary Theresa May from “unlawfully” deporting a Somali asylum-seeker to Somalia after Judge granted a last minute injunction halting his removal.  Read more...

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Senior Immigration Public Law Advisor Sarah Latimer joins Duncan Lewis Cardiff Team (16 May 2014)

Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce that Senior Immigration Public Law Advisor Sarah Latimer has joined the firm^s Cardiff Public Law team.
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Public Law Solicitor Amee Patel joins Duncan Lewis Solicitors (8 May 2014)

Public Law Solicitor, Amee Patel joins Legal 500 recommended Duncan Lewis Solicitors Public Law Department.  Read more...

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Legal Aid Curtailed in Judicial Review Applications (26 March 2014)

Following a number of significant Government changes to Judicial Review from the 22nd April 2014 Legal Aid will be curtailed in the vast majority of Judicial Review cases.  Read more...

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Disputed Minors in Immigration Detention (19 March 2014)

Duncan Lewis Public Law Consultant Lucy Philps-Tate discusses the topic of disputed minors in immigration detention in her Public Law article.  Read more...

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Removal under Dublin III, a Public Law perspective (12 March 2014)

With the ascension of the already infamous Dublin III Regulations, taking the reins on 1 January 2014, the European Council had the chance to clarify a number of issues surrounding the most contentious area of Immigration jurisprudence. Removal to a third country different from the original Eurozone country that a migrant entered.   Read more...

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SSHD Breach of Duty - Failure to Trace Challenge (10 March 2014)

Duncan Lewis solicitors currently represent a number of clients from Afghanistan, whom arrived in the United Kingdom. One such client arrived in 2009 as a minor from Afghanistan and claimed asylum and was placed in local authority care aged 17.  Read more...

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Costs in the Court of Appeal following JE (JAMAICA) V SSHD [2014] EWCA Civ 192 (4 March 2014)

Duncan Lewis Immigration and Public Law Solicitor Adam Tear discusses the issue of Costs in the Court of Appeal following JE (JAMAICA) V SSHD [2014] EWCA Civ 192  Read more...

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EM (Eritrea) in the Supreme Court and Italy Third Country Returns (28 February 2014)

The Supreme Court in EM (Eritrea) and Others [2014] UKSC 12 was seized of the issue of the relationship between EU law and the ECHR in the context of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS).   Read more...

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Duncan Lewis Represent Iranian KDPI Musician and Blogger in Iran Country Guidance Case (18 February 2014)

Duncan Lewis Solicitors represented Iranian HS in pivotal Iran Country Guidance Case which was heard on 28-31st January 2014.
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Duncan Lewis Immigration Solicitors win Poloko Hiri High Court Case in relation to British Citizenship Naturalisation (18 February 2014)

Legal 500 recommended Immigration Solicitors Duncan Lewis today won the case of Poloko Hiri, a Botswanian "Sapper" in the British Army who was refused British citizenship due to a "minor speeding offence"- POLOKO HIRI v SSHD [2014] EWHC 254 (Admin).  Read more...

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Migrants Left in Limbo On Appeals (4 February 2014)

James Packer interviewed by Associated Press over concerns about the appeals process  Read more...

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The rise of the litigant in person, and the loss of legal aid (29 January 2014)

A recent case of Chelmsford County Court v Ramet – Re: committal to prison [2014] EWHC 56 (Fam), highlights the growing concern among the Judiciary and the profession in respect to litigants in person, and proper administration of justice.   Read more...

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Public Law Solicitor Adam Tear article: The rise of the litigant in person, and the loss of legal aid (28 January 2014)

A recent case of Chelmsford County Court v Ramet – Re: committal to prison [2014] EWHC 56 (Fam), highlights the growing concern among the Judiciary and the profession in respect to litigants in person, and proper administration of justice.   Read more...


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