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Duncan Lewis Solicitors

SPENCER HOUSE, 29 GROVE HILL ROAD, HARROW ON THE HILL, HA1 3BN, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 033 3772 0409
Fax:
Fax 020 7923 3320
DX:
4216 HARROW
Email:
Web:
www.duncanlewis.com

Jamie Bell

Tel:
Work 02031141184
Email:
Duncan Lewis Solicitors

Work Department

Civil Liberties and Human Rights

Position

Jamie Bell is a solicitor in the public law and immigration department at Duncan Lewis Solicitors. He has significant experience in a wide variety of complex and high profile matters. He has a particular specialism in preventing the unlawful removal of asylum seekers and undertakes a substantial number of judicial review cases.

Jamie has demonstrated particular commitment to representing Afghan claimants, beginning when he played an integral part of the legal team that embarked upon a series of judicial review claims challenging returns to Afghanistan because of the deterioration in the country’s situation. As part of the challenge, Jamie assisted with the preparation of over forty judicial review applications prior to charter flights on 10 March 2015 and 21 April 2015. Jamie and the team obtained unprecedented orders granted ‘generic relief’, preventing the mass removals of Afghan nationals. These orders have prevented the detention and removal of hundreds of Afghans.

He has significant experience dealing with vulnerable clients, including those in detention, those suffering from complex psychological issues and victims of torture and trafficking. Jamie also has a specialism in challenging the detention of vulnerable clients and has achieved success securing their release and awards of damages for the client.

In October 2016, Jamie visited the Calais ‘Jungle’ on two occasions, to give advice and support to unaccompanied refugee children in their applications to come to the UK under the ‘Dubs Amendment’, playing a leading role in the second visit in organising the taking of instructions and liaising with social workers.

Career

Jamie joined Duncan Lewis Solicitors in 2014 as a caseworker and became a solicitor in 2016.

Member

Jamie is a member of Amnesty International and the Haldane Society.

Education

Jamie has an LLM from the University of Law in addition to his GDL and LPC. Prior to this he obtained a BA (Hons) in English Literature from Royal Holloway, University of London.


London: Public sector

Civil liberties and human rights

Within: Civil liberties and human rights

Duncan Lewis Solicitors is ‘one of the leading firms in the field of immigration’ and has achieved success in several Supreme Court, High Court, Court of Appeal and Upper Tribunal cases. Naim Hasani no longer with Duncan Lewis Solicitors) was successful in preventing the deportation of two Albanian nationals who had claimed asylum under false pretences.‘Exceptional’ partner Toufique Hossain and Lewis Kett acted in a successful challenge involving discriminatory practices in immigration detention centres. Other names to note include Zofia Duszynska, who is commended for her ‘wealth of experience in test case litigation’, and Jamie Bell, who acts for unaccompanied refugee children in their applications to come to the United Kingdom.

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