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Duncan Lewis Solicitors

Toufique Hossain

London, UK UK Guide 2021 Ranked in 2 departments
Ranked in : Administrative & Public Law: Traditional Claimant , Immigration: Human Rights, Asylum and Deportation
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Administrative & Public Law: Traditional Claimant - UK-wide

Band 3

Toufique Hossain has "an amazing grasp of asylum practice," according to one interviewee. He regularly handles public law litigation related to trafficking, detention and deportation. One source remarks: "What sets him apart is he has the ability to strategise at a high level, to understand what types of challenges will work and are most important to the client."
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Immigration: Human Rights, Asylum and Deportation - UK-wide

Band 2

Toufique Hossain leads Duncan Lewis Solicitors' public law and immigration department. He has extensive experience in high-profile judicial review proceedings involving immigration detention practices. He is also adept at handling leave to remain applications, with recent work for individuals affected by the Windrush scandal, and LGBT+ asylum seekers.
"His commitment to clients and issues is unfailing. He is really thoughtful and creative, and really good at knowing how to run an argument." "What sets him apart is his ability to strategise at a high level and to understand what types of challenges will work and are important. He has the ability to see the bigger picture."
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Practice Areas

Director/Solicitor: Toufique is an expert in judicial review claimant cases in immigration, civil liberties and human rights matters before the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. He is recognised as a “fearless litigator”, conducting high-profile group litigation challenging government policies and practices. He acts on behalf of individuals and NGOs in cases concerning unlawful detention and policies relating to vulnerable people.

Notable cases:

•R (CRA, CJO, CAS) v Lord Chancellor (challenge to LAA Regulations)

•Detention Action v SSHD (access to justice – phone access)

•FB & Anor v SSHD (Removal Window Policy)

•Hussein v SSHD & G4S

•Morita & Ors v SSHD

•Rehman & Ors v SSHD & SSJ

•TH and others [2016] EWCA Civ 815

•Wasif v SSHD [2016] EWCA Civ 82

•JS (Sudan) [2013] EWCA Civ 1378

Career

Toufique taught human rights and refugee law at the United Nations International School. He delivers training on immigration/public law issues and advocates human rights by speaking to the media to highlight the crucial role of legal aid in holding the executive to account and providing access to justice.

Professional Memberships

Immigration Law Advanced (Level 3), ILPA, Board of Trustees – Article 1.

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Toufique Hossain

Duncan Lewis Solicitors

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