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Duncan Lewis Solicitors

Ahmed Aydeed

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Duncan Lewis Solicitors

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Public law director, Ahmed Aydeed has extensive specialist experience in advising individuals on all types of public law issues. He has a broad practice in public law & human rights matters, including; asylum, international protection, EU law, nationality law, administrative detention, discrimination and equality, family and child care proceedings. He has represented individuals in Judicial Review proceedings against the Lord Chancellor, the Secretary of State for the Home Department, the Crown Court and Local Authorities.

Ahmed has also been at the forefront in the battle against unlawful detention of migrants in the UK, focussing in particular on the criminalisation and detention of victims of trafficking and unaccompanied minor refugees. The litigation Ahmed has brought against the Secretary of State for the Home Department has had a significant impact on thousands of asylum-seekers, by ensuring that the Secretary of State implements effective safe-guards to prevent the unlawful procession of asylum claims and the unlawful detention of the most vulnerable individuals in our society


Ahmed joined Duncan Lewis in 2012 and is a partner-level director. In 2017, he was awarded the Law Society’s Excellence Award for Junior Lawyer of the Year and he was also shortlisted for Director of the Year by the Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards 2018.



ILPA and IAAS – Level 2 Senior Caseworker


Ahmed gained his LLB (Hons) from the University of Hertfordshire before obtaining his LPC from BBP Law School.

South East: Human resources


Within: Immigration

Duncan Lewis Solicitors excels in public law immigration matters, where its team 'is not afraid to challenge accepted norms, take risks in advancement of its client's case and push boundaries in the client's favour'. The practice acts for businesses and individuals on the full range of personal immigration, asylum and human rights, and nationality matters, as well as assisting high-net-worth individuals with points based system applications and appeals. In an illustration of its public law expertise, the practice acted in the lead case challenging removals to Bulgaria under the Dublin III Regulations. Key figures include Bahar Ata, whose 'understanding of immigration issues, especially asylum support and EEA law, is second to none'; Ahmed Aydeed, who has extensive experience in asylum claims and unlawful detention matters;  and the 'outstanding' Zofia Duszynska, who demonstrates 'extraordinary commitment to clients and up-to-date knowledge of relevant law'.

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