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Duncan Lewis Solicitors

UNIT 6, GROUND FLOOR, LONGCROSS COURT, CARDIFF, CF24 0AD, WALES
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Work 020 7923 4020
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Vinita Templeton

Tel:
Work 01792641028
Email:
Web:
www.duncanlewis.co.uk/Vinita-Templeton-Immigration-Solicitor-Cardiff-/
Duncan Lewis Solicitors

Work Department

Immigration

Position

Vinita is a director of immigration and public law at Duncan Lewis Solicitors. 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.

Career

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

Member

She is accredited by the Law Society at Level 2 and Supervisor Level of the Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme. She is also a member of the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA).

Education

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


Wales: Human resources

Immigration

Within: Leading individuals

Vinita Templeton - Duncan Lewis Solicitors

Within: Immigration

'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. Eleri Haf Davies has a flourishing reputation for handling Latin American asylum claims and human trafficking.

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