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Emine Mehmet , Duncan Lewis , Child Care Solicitor , Hackney

Emine Mehmet

Director & Solicitor

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Profile / Experience

Awards Recommendation for Emine Mehmet
Legal 500

"Emine Mehmet represents a wide range of clients, including those who are exceptionally vulnerable, with dedication, commitment and skill."

Legal 500 2017 Edition.
Family / London

I am a Director of Family and Childcare at Duncan Lewis and I supervise a large team comprising of child panel members, solicitors, trainees and caseworkers at our Dalston branch in East London.


I qualified as a Solicitor in 2003 and became a Law Society accredited children law panel member in 2011. I am recommended as a specialist for my London Family work by the independent legal directory, The Legal 500 UK. My case load comprises of a broad range of privately and publicly funded (legal aid) family and childcare matters including:

  • Care proceedings;
  • Private law children disputes;
  • Domestic violence matters;
  • Divorce and ancillary relief; and
  • Cohabitation disputes.


I am committed to assisting the most vulnerable and ensuring access to justice. I am Head of the Duncan Lewis’ Pro bono Committee which has received a number of national industry awards in recognition for its excellent work. Recently, I won the coveted Jordan’s Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year at the 2016 Family Law Awards. Further, I was recently commended in the category, Best Contribution by an Individual at the 2017 LawWorks Pro Bono Awards.


Education

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (LPC)- College of Law
  • BA Hons Degree - Nene University College (University of Northampton)

Career

  • Duncan Lewis Solicitors 2011-present
  • Director at Pollecoff Solicitors 2005-2011
  • Fahri Jacob Solicitors 2003-2005
  • Qualified as a solicitor in 2003

Testimonials

  • "Emine Mehmet has been assisting the University of East London’s Legal Advice Clinic and its Romford Autism Hub Legal Advice Clinic since 2017. Emine has been immensely supportive and encouraging of our services. Emine’s contributions have been invaluable to us and the wider community, and she has often assisted us where we have had urgent sensitive cases." - Nicola Antoniou, University of East London’s Legal Advice Clinic

  • "I was immediately impressed with her intelligence and the speed of her understanding of our complicated family situation. She concluded our first session pointing out the aspect which most concerned her, which, when the case concluded, was the deciding factor." - Client, Tony: July 2017.

  • "The Romford Autism Hub Legal Advice Clinic was established to give access to legal advice and services as it was recognised that families or individuals affected by Autism may not always have the opportunity to access such services. Duncan Lewis Solicitors joined the partnership in September 2017 and since that time have been providing invaluable assistance by providing free legal advice to the clients at the Hub, alongside University of East London's law students. We have advised many clients, making a real difference. We have identified a need for emergency housing advice on a number of occasions, where quite often clients have nowhere left to turn. Duncan Lewis have provided emergency legal advice in such instances and UEL’s law students have assisted clients in an emergency housing application...we have helped vulnerable clients in ensuring they gain access to public funding when they would not have otherwise known of their eligibility; gain allocation to the housing register and secure a plan for SEN matters. We have undergone extensive training about matters relating to people diagnosed with autism and have been able to deliver a service that takes all needs into account at the Hub...We are grateful to the solicitors at Duncan Lewis that provide their free time to this service."

Membership & Accreditations

  • Law Society's Children Panel member

Interests

  • Reading
  • Travelling

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