Firm wins fight against government’s new immigration and asylum procedures

Duncan Lewis Solicitors has claimed victory in its battle to overturn the government’s fixed fee regime for immigration and asylum claims.

The Civil Legal Aid (Remuneration) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020 set a £627 fixed fee and came into force on 8 June.

The regulations applied to the remuneration of legal aid providers for appellants whose asylum and immigration appeals are being dealt with under an online procedure, which was rolled out in mid-March after a pilot phase.

However, the Lord Chancellor Robert Buckland QC (pictured) has revoked the new regulations having agreed with the Duncan Lewis and the firm’s supporters that inadequate consultation was conducted prior to roll-out of the...

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