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Government withdraws “indefensible” plans to scrap housing protections for asylum seekers the day before trial (8 February 2024)

Duncan Lewis claimants say Government acted unlawfully in seeking to accommodate asylum seekers in unlicensed HMO accommodation  Read more...

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Duncan Lewis Facilitates Successful Relocation of Afghan Interpreter to the UK (7 February 2024)

Legal Advocacy of Duncan Lewis Solicitor Jamie Bell and Caseworker Mia Forton Proves Instrumental under ARAP  Read more...

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Home Office Admits Unlawfully Detaining Person with Severe Mental Illness After Legal Claim (6 February 2024)

Home Secretary concedes Article 3 ECHR breach after Duncan Lewis challenge on behalf of client  Read more...

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Duncan Lewis Wins Civil Servant Anonymity Challenge in Court of Appeal (2 February 2024)

Firm successfully contests a government's attempt to alter disclosure practices and HMO licensing requirements for asylum seeker accommodation  Read more...

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Duncan Lewis Clients Prevail as Home Secretary Admits Harmondsworth IRC Evacuation Human Rights and Equality Breaches (30 November 2023)

Duncan Lewis clients faced immense suffering due to Home Office’s reckless handling of catastrophic power failure last November   Read more...

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Supreme Court Unanimously Rules Rwanda Policy Unlawful (15 November 2023)

Decision to uphold Court of Appeal’s conclusion that Rwanda is not safe place to send asylum seekers is a victory for the rule of law, says Duncan Lewis' legal team.  Read more...

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Duncan Lewis Solicitors Helps Refugee Win Damages from Former Home Secretary after Being Left Destitute (13 November 2023)

Priti Patel breached both EU law and the Human Rights Act in her treatment of Sayed Rahimi court rules  Read more...

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Duncan Lewis Secures Rare Victory with Right to Challenge Albanian Client’s Certification and Detention (9 November 2023)

Landmark Decision Allows Appeals against Home Office’s Routine 'Unfounded' Certification in Blood Feud Claims  Read more...

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Duncan Lewis Solicitors to challenge the segregation of asylum seekers at Wethersfield Airbase (26 October 2023)

Public law team instructed by Care4Calais in relation to the detention of 200 people in Essex  Read more...

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Duncan Lewis’ Shalini Patel wins Reducing Vulnerabilities Award at the 2023 Anti-Slavery Day Awards (23 October 2023)

Awards recognise solicitor's remarkable contribution toward combating modern slavery and human trafficking  Read more...

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Asylum seekers stranded on Diego Garcia win challenge against return to Sri Lanka (25 September 2023)

Decision to overhaul the system in Diego Garcia for determining asylum claims and withdraw unlawful decisions welcomed by Duncan Lewis legal team  Read more...

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Brook House Inquiry Report Highlights Racism, Abuse and Inhuman Treatment of Immigration Removal Centre Detainees (19 September 2023)

Duncan Lewis Solicitors represents six former detainees and whistleblower who helped bring the scandal to light  Read more...

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Duncan Lewis Solicitor joins the Board of Trustees at Every Child Protected Against Trafficking (ECPAT UK) (13 September 2023)

Ahmed Aydeed's commitment to supporting young trafficking victims to bolster children's charity and its work fighting to protect children from trafficking and exploitation  Read more...

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Duncan Lewis’ Sheroy Zaq Shortlisted at the British Legal Awards 2023 (1 September 2023)

Public Law Solicitor Sheroy Zaq Shortlisted for the Rising Star Private Practice Award in the 2023 British Legal Awards  Read more...

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Duncan Lewis’ Sophie Lucas named Times Lawyer of the Week after Rwanda result (6 July 2023)

Public law solicitor interviewed following landmark Court of Appeal ruling  Read more...

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Court of Appeal Rules Rwanda Policy Unlawful (29 June 2023)

"The Secretary of State for the Home Department is not above the law," says Duncan Lewis' Sophie Lucas  Read more...

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SSHD withdraws new evidential test for ‘Reasonable Grounds’ decisions in Modern Slavery Statutory Guidance (28 June 2023)

"Incredible win for Duncan Lewis clients and other trafficking survivors who would have otherwise received negative RG decisions as a result of the policy."  Read more...

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Secretary of State concedes public order disqualification decision for the second time (9 June 2023)

Duncan Lewis issues judicial review against the Secretary of State’s Public Order Disqualification Policy   Read more...

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Sri Lankan asylum seekers stranded in Diego Garcia win right to legal aid (5 May 2023)

Ten Sri-Lankans win their judicial review claim in the Supreme Court in a judgment handed down today  Read more...

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Duncan Lewis clients bring judicial review claim challenging their Group 2 status (27 April 2023)

Underlying Home Office policies are inconsistent with the Refugee Convention, our clients say  Read more...

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Permission for Judicial Review Granted in Challenge to Harmondsworth Evacuation Response (19 April 2023)

Duncan Lewis clients win permission to challenge their treatment and the Home Office’s evacuation response  Read more...

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Former Gurkhas among Duncan Lewis clients facing cruel removal by Home Office (5 April 2023)

Six brave former security workers evacuated to UK subjected to ‘inhumane treatment’ by UK Government  Read more...

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Permission to Apply for Judicial Review Granted for Duncan Lewis Challenge to GPS tracking by the Home Office (31 March 2023)

Legal challenge to the 24/7 GPS tracking of migrants as a condition of their immigration bail gets permission to apply for JR on all grounds argued  Read more...

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Home Office backs down over trafficking victim’s support after legal challenge (31 March 2023)

The Government withdraws a decision to deny support to Duncan Lewis client on the day of hearing  Read more...

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Home Office Introduces New Policy Guidance on Personal Data Handling after Conceding Challenge to Trafficking Victim (29 March 2023)

Claimant's actions lead to a substantial outcome for themselves and fellow survivors of trafficking  Read more...

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Duncan Lewis client with autism to challenge Home Secretary over immigration detention failures (24 March 2023)

Client was indirectly discriminated against by failure to screen him for disabilities, court will hear  Read more...

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Huge Success As Two Duncan Lewis Caseworkers Secure Funding for Solicitors Qualifying Exams (16 March 2023)

Hannah Jandu and Lily Grimshaw both successful in applications for 2023 Social Welfare Solicitors Qualification Fund   Read more...

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Home Office amends Modern Slavery Guidance after Duncan Lewis challenge (15 March 2023)

Changes to unpublished Government policy to assist trafficking victims and their right to accommodation   Read more...

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Permission to appeal granted in Rwanda litigation (14 March 2023)

Duncan Lewis will argue that the Home Office failed to properly investigate serious risks involved in removing asylum seekers to Rwanda  Read more...

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New edition of the No Walls podcast released to mark International Women’s Day (8 March 2023)

Women Against Rape Joint Coordinator interviewed in the first of two podcasts focussing on inspiring women  Read more...

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Duncan Lewis crowned Law Firm of the Year at the Modern Law Awards 2023 (3 March 2023)

Public law caseworker Manini Menon also scoops Paralegal of the Year, making it a fantastic night for the whole firm  Read more...

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The No Walls podcast returns with a look at 2022’s biggest successes (6 February 2023)

The public law team spotlights Manston, the pushbacks policy challenge and more  Read more...

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Appeal granted in challenge to lack of face-to-face legal representation at Derwentside (27 January 2023)

Duncan Lewis Solicitor remains 'concerned' that vulnerable women continue to be detained at the centre despite the legal aid desert nearby  Read more...

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Epic battle sees Duncan Lewis transform future prospects for vulnerable asylum seeker (24 January 2023)

Client now a recognised victim of trafficking and recognised refugee, who has settled his false imprisonment compensation claim for £89,500   Read more...

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Duncan Lewis invites new claimants to join ongoing GPS tagging challenge (20 January 2023)

Judgment imminent in electronic monitoring Home Office challenge  Read more...

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Manston Processing Facility False Imprisonment Challenge Underway (13 January 2023)

Former detainees should contact Duncan Lewis to find out if they are entitled to compensation for false imprisonment  Read more...


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