Immigration in Wales

Duncan Lewis Solicitors

'Second-to-none in the Welsh publicly-funded arena', Duncan Lewis Solicitors' 'extremely friendly, approachable and committed team of activist lawyers' handles a broad range of immigration, asylum and nationality matters, including high-profile claimant judicial review matters. 'Efficient, patient and reliable' team head Vinita Templeton excels at judicial review matters, and is regularly successful for private- and publicly-funded clients in cases where appeal rights had previously been exhausted.

Practice head(s):

Vinita Templeton

Other key lawyers:

Vanessa Delgado; Rohena Wallace; Simran Dipnarain


‘The team is extremely experienced in all areas of immigration and asylum law.’

‘They are very knowledgeable and are committed to furthering the rights of immigrants and to progressing the law in this area.’

‘Vinita Templeton has a wealth of experience in all areas of immigration law and is particularly committed to helping vulnerable clients.’

‘Vanessa Delgado is creative in her arguments and meticulous in her preparation.’

Work highlights

  • The firm represented a Cuban national after he became subject to deportation proceedings.
  • The firm represents the client, who is a gay Malaysian national and potential victim of trafficking, after he was apprehended as an illegal entrant.
  • The firm represents the client in their judicial review claim challenging a certified decision refusing her further submissions.
  • Represented the client in an immigration appeal against a decision to refuse her application for leave to remain.
  • The firm represents a Windrush client who is Jamaican and was detained and faced removal to Jamaica.

Capital Law Limited

Capital Law Limited excels at handling business immigration matters for standalone clients, as well as on behalf of the firm's broader corporate client base. The team has a particular specialism advising employers on becoming and retaining sponsor status, as well as on tiers 1 and 2 of the points-based system. In light of the recent political turmoil, another recent area of activity has been advising companies with large EU workforces on the implications of Brexit. Senior associate Jennifer Pinder is recommended.

Practice head(s):

Richard Thomas

Other key lawyers:

Alex Christen; Jennifer Pinder

Key clients

Graig Shipping Plc

Creditsafe Business Solutions Limited

Ioma UK Limited

SRK Consulting (UK) Limited

Sigma Systems Limited

Garcia Integrale Consulting Limited

Cass Hayward LLP

Upstream Works Software Ltd

Sonovate Ltd

Falko Regional Aircraft Limited

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP advises an impressive array of education sector clients, including numerous major universities and further education institutions, on all aspects of tier 4 immigration. The firm has also continued to undertake large-scale compliance projects, including in relation to Brexit and the EU Settled Status Scheme.

Practice head(s):

Anthony Rees; Nerys Ireland


‘Technically the team know their stuff, but they live in the real world and support you find pragmatic solutions.’

‘The team have the willingness to move from giving top notch, clear and detailed legal advice to engaging directly to enact that advice as part of a team. Eversheds really became part of our team – they made you the priority, not just another billable hour.’

‘The team have provided the technical expertise for us to move forward in leaps and bounds; they have held us to account and challenged us, they have sought to understand before making assessments and they have left us in a better place than when they arrived.’

‘Nerys Ireland was our main contact and absolutely superb. Able to translate legal jargon into understandable advice and then guide consequent actions.  Under her worked Francesca Smith who adopted a similar hugely helpful approach. I think the key with them is the engaging way they work as partners, not just advisers, and this is true of all Eversheds engagement I have had.’