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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

Lewis Kett

Tel:
Work 02031141178
Email:
Duncan Lewis Solicitors

Work Department

Civil Liberties and Human Rights

Position

Lewis Kett is a solicitor in the public law department at Duncan Lewis Solicitors, covering civil liberties and human rights matters. He has extensive experience in a wide range of judicial review challenges, with a particular interest in refugee law and immigration detention.

His recent work has been heavily based around challenges to both the lawfulness and conditions of immigration detention, including the lead challenge to the Secretary of State for the Home Department’s Adults at Risk in Immigration Detention policy, which was found to be unlawful in irrationally restricting the definition of torture so that only those who were tortured by state actors could be recognised as vulnerable and thus by considered for release. He was also heavily involved in the first successful challenge to the use of segregation in immigration detention.

Lewis has successfully represented clients in a variety of asylum applications and appeals, who have been persecuted in their home countries, this includes former military interpreters, political protesters, victims of trafficking, and those fearing persecution due to their sexuality.

Recently, Lewis won the Legal Aid Newcomer Award at the 2018 Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards and in 2017 he was a finalist for the Junior Lawyer of the Year at the Law Society Excellence Awards where he was ‘Highly Commended’. In April 2016, he became the first trainee solicitor to be named The Times’ ‘Lawyer of the Week’ for his work in obtaining refugee status for a former Afghan military interpreter who worked for the US army in Afghanistan for over seven years.

Career

Lewis joined Duncan Lewis in 2012 and was admitted as a solicitor in July 2016

Member

Lewis is accredited as a Level 2 Supervisor under the Law Society’s Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme meaning he has demonstrated a high level of knowledge and experience in the area of Immigration law.

Education

Lewis achieved a distinction in his LPC and obtained his LLB from Durham University.


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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