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Duncan Lewis collaborates with the University of East London at Romford Autism Hub (27 September 2017)

Date: 27/09/2017


Duncan Lewis, Main Solicitors, Duncan Lewis collaborates with the University of East London at Romford Autism Hub

Duncan Lewis’ Family and Childcare Director, Emine Mehmet, will be providing free legal advice sessions at the Romford Autism Hub from 11th October. These sessions are run by charity Sycamore Trust UK and the University of East London (UEL).

The Romford Autism Hub Legal Advice Clinic opened in February of this year, as part of the University’s outreach programme. The clinic is built to make legal advice more accessible to individuals with autism or learning difficulties, alongside their families. It is designed to support, using strategist tools which make the free advice and information more engaging and understandable.

Duncan Lewis will attend the clinic once a week from October 11th, providing a drop-in session across three hours. University of East London’s (UEL) solicitors and law students will work alongside Duncan Lewis.

Emine Mehmet, who won Family Pro Bono Lawyer of the year in 2016 at the 6th Annual Family Law Awards, specialises in international children public law and cross border matters, which gives her a unique position as an advocate for the free legal advice sessions to be held at Romford Autism Hub Legal Advice Clinic. She states that:

“Our sessions will help those who may not otherwise be able to access justice.”

The firm is welcomed by Ms Nicola Antoniou, law lecturer at UEL, who is keen for the “student volunteers to [have] the opportunity to shadow and learn from experienced solicitors” whilst giving the community greater access to legal advice.

Duncan Lewis Child Care Solicitors

The Duncan Lewis Child Care team have a wealth of experience in dealing with a range of Family and Child Care matters. The Duncan Lewis Child Care Law department includes members of the Law Society Children and Family Panel Members. We have a number of Children Panel members, as well as solicitor advocates, therefore, we have the ability to provide advocacy at all levels of Court to ensure a consistent and professional service. Our solicitors understand the sensitive nature of Family proceedings, especially when children are concerned. Whether it is divorce, dissolution of civil partnership, financial provision, matters concerning children, Non Molestation Injunctions, or any other family matter, we offer detailed and effective advice. The firm is also one of only two Family departments in the UK contracted with the Legal Aid Agency to provide publicly funded remote advice and assistance to family clients across UK using non face-to-face adaptations including web conferencing, Braille, British Sign Language and Easy read.

For expert legal advice on Family and Child Care matters, call Duncan Lewis Solicitors on 0333 772 0409.