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Duncan Lewis Solicitors

THIRD FLOOR REAR, AW HOUSE, 6-8 STUART STREET, LUTON, BEDFORDSHIRE, LU1 2SJ, ENGLAND
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Work 01582932052

Bahar Ata

Tel:
Work 02070147398
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Web:
www.duncanlewis.co.uk/Bahar-Ata-Public-Law-Solicitor-Luton-/
Duncan Lewis Solicitors

Work Department

Public Law and Immigration

Position

Bahar is a director within the public law and immigration departments at Duncan Lewis Solicitors, specialising in human rights judicial review claimant matters. Bahar has over 10 years’ experience in representing vulnerable individuals. She has represented clients in unlawful detention claims, challenges against the Competent Authority decisions in respect of trafficking matters, age assessments challenges and challenging removals to third countries under Dublin Regulations.

She also has extensive experience of representing clients at the High Court, Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. She is the lead lawyer in representing lead Claimants in challenging removals to Hungary and Bulgaria under Dublin III Regulations. Bahar is both the lead lawyer in challenging detention under Article 28 of the Dublin III Regulations, and in representing the Appellant in the Country Guidance Case challenging removals to Libya.

Career

Bahar joined the firm in 2011 and was appointed to partner-level director in 2017. She recently won the Legal Expert Award at the CILEx (Chartered Institutes of Legal Executives) National Awards 2019, and was a finalist for the Lawyer of the Year award at the Modern Law Awards 2019.

Member

Bahar is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives. She is a member of ILPA and is accredited Level 3 (Advanced) in the Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme.

Education

LLB (Hons) - London Metropolitan University.


South East: Human resources

Immigration

Within: Immigration

The immigration team at Duncan Lewis Solicitors 'is highly experienced with a wide range of excellent practitioners' who are best known for undertaking a steady stream of Legal Aid work representing individuals in all aspects of personal immigration, asylum, human rights and public law matters. It also has expertise in judicial review immigration claimant cases. Key advisors include Bahar Ata, Ahmed Aydeed,  Tamana Aziz, Toufique Hossain and Zofia Duszynska.

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