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Duncan Lewis Solicitors

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Vanessa Delgado

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Duncan Lewis Solicitors

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Immigration consultant solicitor Vanessa has over 13 years of experience in immigration and asylum law. Vanessa is highly experienced in dealing with all aspects of immigration, nationality, asylum and human rights law. She conducts advocacy in both the First-tier and Upper Tribunal of the Immigration Asylum Chamber and has also been instructed on Court of Appeal matters.

Vanessa has had successful conduct of complex cases involving; asylum matters, EEA regulations, victims of trafficking and cases under the Points Based System. Vanessa frequently identifies arguments in cases that have been deemed to be without merit by other legal representatives, going on to achieve successful outcomes for clients. Furthermore, she has succeeded in seeking permission to appeal First-tier Tribunal Decisions to the Upper Tribunal and she also represents clients at error of law hearings.

She 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, and on a trafficking case which led to a change in policy as to the amount of leave given to those who were granted residence permits.


Vanessa joined Duncan Lewis in 2013.


Vanessa is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish and she can also understand French.


Vanessa is an accredited Supervisory Level Senior Caseworker under the Law Society’s Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme (IAAS) this means she has specialist knowledge and experience in the area of Immigration law and can advise and assist publicly funded clients under the company's legal aid contract. She is also a member of ILPA and the International Crisis Group.



Vanessa obtained a BA in Law and Sociology at Warwick University before completing her LPC at Cardiff University.

Wales: Human resources


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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