All solicitors should be assisting those in the community who do not have the means and/or the knowledge to fight against injustice.
London, United Kingdom (PRWEB UK) 7 March 2014
Legal 500 recommended law firm, Duncan Lewis Solicitors will be launching their pro-bono legal services clinic in association with Law Works Cymru on Monday 10th March 2014. The legal services clinic will be launched at the firm’s Cardiff office at 47 Longcross Court, Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 OAD from 5pm-7pm and will continue to run on a weekly basis, every Monday from 10-4pm at this address.
The clinic will operate on a drop in basis and will offer pro-bono advice in the areas of family and housing law. The opening of the legal clinic demonstrates the firm’s commitment to pro-bono and community services. The firm have operated a “Tuesday Drop In Session” at their Hackney Office since 2009, which offers pro-bono advice in the areas of Housing, Welfare Benefits, Family, Child Care, Landlord & Tenant, Community care and Public Law which are supported by Directors, Solicitors and Trainee Solicitors.
Furthermore, following a successful legal training session on the legal aid changes delivered at the Turkish Cypriot Women’s Project on the 18th February 2014, the firm were requested to deliver regular fortnightly legal advice surgeries at the venue.
In recognition of the their ongoing pro-bono and community commitment Duncan Lewis were awarded the Lawworks Firm of the Month award for February 2014.
Duncan Lewis operate all across the UK and have over 34 offices across the country. The firm’s Cardiff office is available to help assist vulnerable members of the public in the areas of Immigration & Asylum, Family & Child Care, Housing Landlord & Tenant and Mental Health Law.
Heather Iqbal Rayner, Housing Solicitor based in the Duncan Lewis City of London & Cardiff offices added; “All solicitors should be assisting those in the community who do not have the means and/or the knowledge to fight against injustice. Legal aid cuts have left the most vulnerable in our society with the least support. I am proud to work for a firm who have the foresight to redress the balance by providing pro bono advice. ”
About Duncan Lewis
Duncan Lewis, established in 1998, is the largest civil legal aid practice in the UK and one of the country's fastest growing firms of solicitors, serving both corporate entities and private individuals from offices across London and throughout the UK. A recommended leading law firm by Law Society Lexcel, Legal 500; Duncan Lewis employs over 500 members of staff and was the first law firm to achieve the Investors in People Gold Quality Standard Mark in 2009. Representing over 25,000 clients per year, the company has an excellent reputation in the Administrative Court, High Court and Court of Appeal in the Immigration, Public law and Family/Child Care jurisdictions.
Established areas of law are: business immigration, child care, civil liberties, clinical negligence, community care, crime and fraud, dispute resolution, debt and insolvency, employment, family and divorce, housing, asylum and immigration, litigation, mental health, personal injury, prison law, professional negligence, public law and administrative law, regulatory matters and welfare benefits.