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

Work Department

Immigration

Position

Zofia Duszynska is a director in the immigration department at Duncan Lewis Solicitors. She specialises in asylum work, representing victims of torture, human trafficking and gender-based persecution as well as those excluded from the protection of the Refugee Convention.

She has wide experience of litigation in the Administrative Court and Court of Appeal as well as in the First-tier and Upper Tribunals of the Immigration Asylum Chamber. She is committed to providing access to justice to the most vulnerable in society and regularly represents detainees in their judicial review challenges against immigration detention or removal to their countries of origin/to other EU countries under the Dublin Regulations.

Zofia has established a reputation for obtaining international protection in the UK for adults and children who have been trafficked for domestic servitude, sexual and labour exploitation. She was a founding member of ATLeP (Anti-Trafficking Legal Project) an information network of lawyers and specialist practitioners assisting victims of trafficking.

A recent notable includes the ‘Covid case’ concerning the accommodation of asylum-seekers displaying Covid-19 symptoms.

Career

Zofia joined Duncan Lewis in 2015 and was appointed partner-level director in 2017. Prior to this she spent 12 years working as an asylum and immigration lawyer in the voluntary sector.

Memberships

Zofia is accredited as an Advanced Level Immigration Caseworker under the Law Society’s Immigration and Asylum Scheme. She is also a member of ILPA and a convenor of ILPA’s Refugee Working Party.

Education

Zofia has both a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (LPC) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Law (GDL) as well as a Chartered Institute of Marketing Diploma in Marketing and a BA in Applied Language Skills (French and Russian).

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.