Duncan Lewis are pleased to announce that they have been ranked as a leading law firm by the Legal 500 2015 in the practice areas of Administrative & Public Law with Judicial Review specialists James Packer and Toufique Hossain individually recommended.
Following the release of the 2015 edition of the Legal 500 Legal Directory Awards, Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce that they have been ranked as a leading law firm in the practice area of Public & Administrative law for its depth of experience in Immigration & Civil Liberties Judicial Review claimant cases throughout London. Directors and Judicial Review specialist Solicitors James Packer and Toufique Hossain also maintain their individual recommendations in this area.
For nearly 30 years the Legal 500 has been a worldwide client’s guide to the best law firms and lawyers, which analyses the capabilities of law firms worldwide with a comprehensive research programme heavily focused on peer and client feedback.
Achieving a recommendation for their Administrative & Public Law work in London, Duncan Lewis maintains their 2014 Legal 500 recommendation in this legal area.
Legal 500 said:
“Duncan Lewis’ Administrative and Public Law department maintained its leading ranking. Directors and Judicial Review Specialists James Packer and Toufique Hossain both received individual recommendations.”
Duncan Lewis Solicitors holds a significant judicial review practice representing vulnerable claimants in the fields of immigration & human rights, crime, prison law, mental capacity and social welfare. The company specialises in all immigration claimant judicial review matters and costs litigation but with a niche focus on unlawful immigration detention cases with high net claims for damages; prison law claimant; immigration removal cases and challenges involving community care issues and the provision of social welfare services. It handles public law challenges against decisions made by bodies such as: Children & Family Court Advisory Support Service (CAFCASS); Criminal Case Review Commission; HM Prison Service; Metropolitan Police; National Asylum Support Service; NHS Trusts; Probation Service; UK Border Agency and Tribunal Decisions that cannot be challenged upon appeal. In 2013, the company expanded its practice to include judicial review actions of regulatory authorities and NHS trusts.
The recent edition of Legal 500 also recommended Duncan Lewis as a leading law firm in Immigration Human Rights; Business Immigration in the firm’s London and Wales practices; Crime: General; Private Client: Family; Public Sector: Administrative & Public Law and Social Housing: Tenant matters in their London and Cardiff practices. Throughout these departments Within these departments, individual lawyer recognition went to: Adam Tear (Immigration Human Rights); James Packer (Immigration Human Rights; Public Law), Toufique Hossain (Immigration Human Rights & Public Law), Seher Toguz (Immigration Human Rights), Vicash Ramkissoon (Business Immigration), Kaajal Chandrasingh (Immigration East Midlands), Vanessa Delgado (Immigration Wales) Aina Khan (Family & Matrimonial); Angela Smith (Court of Protection & Mental Capacity), Subbiah Sivapunniyam, James De Vere Moss, Diane Cowie, Bernadette Sylvester (Social Housing). Heather Iqbal Rayner (Social Housing Wales) and Vinita Templeton (Immigration Human Rights Wales) both achieved “Elite “Leading Lawyer recommendation.