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Vinita Templeton

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Vinita is a director of immigration and public law at Duncan Lewis. She specialises in a wide range of complex asylum, immigration and human rights matters, including cases involving vulnerable individuals such as victims of torture and human trafficking. She has a broad practice in immigration judicial review claimant matters, frequently achieving success for clients in challenging cases where appeal rights had previously exhausted. She also has an excellent track record of turning around cases that had been deemed without merit.

Vinita also litigates in unlawful immigration detention cases and removals to European countries under the Dublin Regulations. She has significant experience leading immigration appeal cases before the Upper Tribunal of the Immigration Asylum Chamber and the Higher Courts.

Additionally, she works closely with charity organisations in South Wales committed to helping asylum seekers.


Vinita began working at Duncan Lewis Solicitors in 2013 as a consultant; and was appointed as a partner-level director in September 2016.


She is accredited by the Law Society at Level 2 and Supervisor Level of the Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme which means she has shown she has specialist knowledge and experience in the area of Immigration law. She is also a member of the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA).


Vinita completed her LPC and Law degree at the University of West England and has a Masters in International Relations

Wales: Human resources


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Vinita Templeton - Duncan Lewis Solicitors

Within: Immigration

For some, Duncan Lewis Solicitors is ‘in a class of its own’. The Cardiff office has become an integral part of the firm’s UK-wide capability, which includes a large legal aid immigration practice and a market-leading reputation for immigration judicial review matters. The team, which is praised for its ‘deep commitment to clients’, features several key practitioners, including the ‘empathetic, intelligent and professional’ Vinita Templeton, who has ‘well-rounded knowledge of UK immigration laws’; the ‘meticulous and top-class’ Vanessa Delgado, who conducts advocacy at First and Upper Tribunal levels; and Sian Pearce, who has niche expertise in handling cases with a community care angle including trafficking and age assessment challenges.

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