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Duncan Lewis Solicitors

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Vinita Templeton

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Duncan Lewis Solicitors

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Vinita is a director of immigration and public law at Duncan Lewis. She specialises in a wide range of complex asylum, immigration and human rights matters, including cases involving vulnerable individuals such as victims of torture and human trafficking. She has a broad practice in immigration judicial review claimant matters, frequently achieving success for clients in challenging cases where appeal rights had previously exhausted. She also has an excellent track record of turning around cases that had been deemed without merit.

Vinita also litigates in unlawful immigration detention cases and removals to European countries under the Dublin Regulations. She has significant experience leading immigration appeal cases before the Upper Tribunal of the Immigration Asylum Chamber and the Higher Courts.

Additionally, she works closely with charity organisations in South Wales committed to helping asylum seekers.


Vinita began working at Duncan Lewis Solicitors in 2013 as a consultant; and was appointed as a partner-level director in September 2016.


She is accredited by the Law Society at Level 2 and Supervisor Level of the Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme which means she has shown she has specialist knowledge and experience in the area of Immigration law. She is also a member of the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA).


Vinita completed her LPC and Law degree at the University of West England and has a Masters in International Relations

Wales: Human resources


Within: Leading individuals

Vinita Templeton - Duncan Lewis Solicitors

Within: Immigration

The 'knowledgeable and well organised' team at Duncan Lewis Solicitors 'punches well above its weight – litigating points of law with both national and international importance'. 'Second-to-none in the publicly funded arena in Wales', the firm handles a broad range of immigration, asylum and nationality matters including handling high-profile claimant judicial review matters. 'Experienced and knowledgeable' team head Vinita Templeton  'displays compassion when needed but also provides straightforward answers and actions when required'. Templeton excels at handling complex claimant judicial review matters. 'Passionate, creative and brilliant' consultant Vanessa Delgado regularly handles high-profile cases of national significance and has had key involvement in a reported case on the risks on return for Iranian Asylum seekers who had been critical of the regime through social media activities. 'Hardworking, dedicated and thorough' solicitor Eleri Haf Davies has a flourishing reputation in the market, particularly in relation to Latin American asylum claims and human trafficking. She excels at handling complex claimant judicial review matters including her ongoing work for a Kosovar national in bringing action for judicial review against the  Secretary of State for the Home Department who has refused and certified her asylum claim despite fears that the claimant will be persecuted on her return due to her Roma ethnicity.

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