Ms Rohena Wallace > Duncan Lewis Solicitors > Harrow, England > Lawyer Profile

Duncan Lewis Solicitors
Suite 3d
79 College Road
Harrow
HA1 1BD
England

Work Department

Public Law and Immigration

Position

Rohena is a director of public law and immigration, specialising in immigration, asylum, human rights and public law. She successfully deals with matters including; the 1951 Refugee Convention, European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), detention, bail, nationality law, European Economic Area (EEA) law as well as prison law and terrorism challenges involving the unlawful deprivation of citizenship. She is particularly proficient at representing vulnerable clients with mental health problems, unaccompanied asylum seeking children, victims of torture and those being held under immigration powers.

Rohena has extensive experience of challenging decisions by judicial review; removals from the UK; pursuing unlawful detention claims; fresh claim refusals and other related public law challenges. She has undertaken fact-finding visits to France and Cyprus in order to obtain evidence for use in claims for judicial review before the High Court.

Career

Rohena joined Duncan Lewis Solicitors in September 2011 and qualified as a solicitor in May 2013. She was promoted to a partner-level director in 2017.

Memberships

Rohena is a member of the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association and is an accredited Level 3 (Advanced) Senior Caseworker under the Law Society Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme.

Education

Rohena completed her Legal Practice Course (LPC) at the Bristol Institute of Legal Practice in 2008. 

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Employment > Immigration

Duncan Lewis Solicitors‘ ‘very attentive and passionate’ team is well-positioned to handle a wide range of high-stakes personal immigration cases, including judicial reviews involving human rights, civil liberty and social welfare issues faced by migrants travelling to the UK. It is also well known for advising companies on business immigration work, ranging from points-based system applications and appeals to securing entrepreneur and investor visas. Toufique Hossain has developed a strong reputation for his legal aid work on behalf of asylum seekers, encompassing litigation before the Administrative Court, Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. Zofia Duszynska has a similar focus, having represented vulnerable immigrants in disputes involving modern slavery, human trafficking and gender-based persecution elements. Ahmed Aydeed, Bahar Ata and Rohena Wallace are also recommended for their work in the field of personal immigration.

London > Public sector > Civil liberties and human rights

Immigration specialist Duncan Lewis Solicitors has expertise in inquires and large judicial reviews and represents vulnerable people in human rights, crime, prison law, court of protection, mental capacity and social welfare matters. Issues related to Windrush are another forte for the firm, which also has an increasing international public law presence, developing litigation challenges to UK government practices in Libya and Eritrea. The team is co-led by Alex Peebles, Ayan Yalchin, Bernadette Adusei, Gabor Nagy, James Packer, Jenna McKinney, Rohena Wallace, Tamana Aziz, Toufique Hossain, Vicash Ramkissoon and Zofia Duszynska.

London > Public sector > Administrative and public law

Duncan Lewis Solicitors‘boundary-pushing’ team is very active in legal challenges asserting the rights of vulnerable individuals, including asylum seekers and victims of human trafficking. In addition, the firm frequently represents clients in unlawful detention claims against the Home Office and inquiries related to various public scandals and disasters, such as the Grenfell Tower fire. The ‘innovative and brilliant’ Toufique Hossain has an active pro bono practice, which supports asylum seekers in critical challenges throughout the UK court circuit, and the ‘outstanding’ James Packer  stands out for his expertise in judicial reviews and Court of Appeal cases, with a particular focus on immigration matters. Rohena Wallace, who is an accredited supervisor and level 3 (advanced) senior caseworker, has a broad public law practice, with notable expertise in EU human rights law and cases involving the unlawful deprivation of citizenship.

London > Employment > Immigration

Duncan Lewis Solicitors has a ‘large and diverse‘ bench of specialist immigration lawyers handling both business matters and complex public law cases. Ayan Yalchin is head of business/private immigration in the firm’s Dalston office; he works with companies on sponsorship licences and renewals and also advises high net worth individuals from a variety of international jurisdictions. The firm is known for its judicial review claimant practice, acting for marginalised and vulnerable clients. Other key members of the ‘powerhouse‘ team include Tamana Aziz and the ‘exceptionalVicash Ramkissoon on the business side, and public and administrative law specialists Bernadette Adusei, Gabor Nagy and Toufique Hossain, who has specific expertise with regards to asylum seekers, as well as the ‘excellentRohena Wallace.