Ms Vanessa Delgado > Duncan Lewis Solicitors > Swansea, United Kingdom > Lawyer Profile

Duncan Lewis Solicitors
Rooms 23, 24 and 25, Swan House
146-147 St Helen Road
United Kingdom

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Immigration consultant solicitor Vanessa has over 13 years of experience in immigration and asylum law. She 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 is regularly instructed in 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. She 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 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, as well as in a trafficking case which led to a change in policy regarding 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 and Level 2 Caseworker under the Law Society’s Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme (IAAS), she is also a member of ILPA and the International Crisis Group. In 2019 Vanessa was appointed to the Legal Aid Agency’s Review Panel.


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

Lawyer Rankings

Wales > Employment > Immigration

(Rising stars)

Vanessa DelgadoDuncan Lewis Solicitors

The ‘energetic, responsive and very well organised’ team at Duncan Lewis Solicitors has developed a market-leading reputation representing clients in immigration and asylum claims, at both first instance and appellate levels. ‘Level headed and energetic‘ team head Vinita Templeton goes ‘above and beyond in order to come up with solutions for complex matters’, often for very vulnerable clients, including those that are the victims of trafficking and/or torture. Templeton has scored numerous victories over the years in judicial review claims, frequently achieving success for clients where appeal rights had previously been exhausted. Consultant solicitor Vanessa Delgado also has significant experience in the field and regularly conducts advocacy at both First and Upper Tribunal levels.