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Duncan Lewis Solicitors

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West Midlands: Human resources

Immigration - ranked: tier 2

Duncan Lewis Solicitors

Duncan Lewis Solicitors fields a large team nationally. In Birmingham, it is known for acting for claimants in significant immigration (including related judicial reviews) and asylum matters. Niche specialisms include representing vulnerable clients/victims of torture or trafficking in asylum and human rights matters, as well as immigration cases involving detentions. Ahmed Aydeed  and Sangita Shah are the names to note.

Practice head(s):Sangita Shah; Ahmed Aydeed


'It is one of the 'go-to' firms for immigration. The number and diversity of its cases means that it is able to pick up on systems challenges and wider challenges to policies and law in the UK'.

'DL has some excellent individuals who are prepared to go the extra mile for clients and provide a truly excellent service'.

'Ahmed Aydeed is a fantastic lawyer with in-depth knowledge of the area of immigration and trafficking law. He has a great sense of strategic litigation and is a very clear legal mind and thinker'.

'Ahmed Aydeed is very tenacious, committed and keen. He will absolutely go to the limit for his clients and is not afraid to tackle novel legal points'.

'Ahmed Aydeed is very experienced in immigration and trafficking law and is a very clear thinker'.

'The team led by Ahmed Aydeed is excellent. Good team and excellent paralegal support. Knowledgeable and thorough'.

Work highlights

  • Represented a gay man who was set to be removed to Bangladesh.
  • Acted for the claimant in an unlawful detention claim, challenging the failure of the defendant to provide him with a Rule 34 compliant assessment, as required by the Detention Centre Rules.
  • Acted in a matter that involved dealing with a complex trafficking and unlawful detention case through judicial review.
  • Represented a Vietnamese national who was trafficked to the UK.

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West Midlands: Private client

Family: Birmingham
Family: Birmingham - ranked: tier 2

Duncan Lewis Solicitors

Duncan Lewis Solicitors advises on all aspects of matrimonial and separation issues, including divorce and ancillary relief. Its team also excels in assisting clients with emergency situations, such as those involving non-accidental injuries and domestic abuse. Other specialisms include international child abduction cases,  special guardianship and care orders. In addition, it has a niche practice in forced marriage protection orders. Richard Gray and Krina Parmar are recommended.

Practice head(s):Richard Gray; Krina Parmar

Other key lawyers:Sarah Rashid


'It is a cohesive and supportive team that goes the extra mile when it comes to case preparation and client care. Not only are their senior solicitors exceptionally skilled, knowledgeable and motivated but they provide excellent training for their junior staff'.

'The team always goes that extra mile'.

'The care team is exceptional. The team is very client focussed and fundamentally always prepared to go that extra mile to get the best possible outcome for clients'.

'Has a  realistic and up front approach and manage clients' expectations well'.

'Richard Gray leads a team very well. He knows when to fight a case but also know when to accept offers that are on the table'.

'Sarah Rashid is a superb, robust solicitor who is client focused and tirelessly endeavours to obtain the best result for her clients'.

Work highlights

  • Represented the respondent mother in a matter concerning child arrangements order in respect of her two children where allegations of radicalisation were raised.
  • Represented a mother, who had two children with the respondent father, requiring protection from severe domestic violence.
  • Represented the respondent father after his ex-partner obtained a without notice non-molestation order against him and the firm commenced by representing him at the return date hearing, ultimately getting the order discharged.
  • Represented the applicant in respect of his application for a non-molestation order and child arrangements order.
  • Represented the applicant in her application to extend a non-molestation order.

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