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Big Hurdles to leap as big business eyes entry to legal aid sector_The Guardian writes about Duncan Lewis (22 December 2010)

Will corporate investors be interested in entering an impoverished sector?

Duncan Lewis practice director Adam
Makepeace thinks "even after the cuts" a scheme with £1.7bn of turnover – with £100m for crime in London – is a "very attractive market" if the work is done profitably.

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Duncan Lewis courts FTSE takeover (9 December 2010)

Duncan Lewis, which has a turnover of around £20m, is the first major law firm to publicly outline its plans to seek external investment.

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Adam Makepeace_open to question.pdf (30 November 2010)

Adam Makepeace is Practice Director at Duncan Lewis, the largest civil legal aid practice in the country. Recruiters Bandenoch and Clark quiz Adam about life at Duncan Lewis.  Read more...

Duncan Lewis:InThePress

Legal Aid Funding Reduction Need Not Spell Disaster (27 November 2010)

The whole country waited in trepidation for the Treasury’s comprehensive public spending review and none more so than those of us working in legal aid. It made no difference that this frontline service, costing little more than 0.3 per cent of all public expenditure, already delivers exceptional value; or that in the past five years, the number of people helped by the legal aid scheme nearly doubled whilst funding for it hardly changed.  Read more...

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Solicitors Journal_ 231110_Who you gonna call.pdf (23 November 2010)

Adam Makepeace, Practice Manager at Duncan Lewis comments on the outcome of the green paper and how it will affect legal aid for immigration cases.   Read more...

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Pengayo (11 November 2010)

Ms Pengayo was studying with Leave in the United Kingdom. She enrolled upon a course at an approved college in accordance with Home Office Guidelines. Later however the college was removed from the register because it had been found to be issuing some bogus qualifications.   Read more...

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Legal aid Budget too easy a sacrificial victim in government spending review. Access to justice for 2 million vulnerable pepole now under threat (20 October 2010)

As Britain^s biggest provider of legal aid services, Duncan Lewis is shocked at today’s announced cuts in the legal aid budget which fared worse than many other departments. Despite the fact that over 2 million vulnerable people depend on legal aid for access to justice, the Minister of Justice Kenneth Clark MP has clearly been unable able to put their case sufficiently strongly during the comprehensive public spending review. A £350 million reduction in the legal aid budget will have a dramatic impact on the protection of their legal rights and give force to the theme of one law for the rich and one for the poor.  Read more...

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Kids Co thank Duncan Lewis (5 October 2010)

Duncan Lewis donated £900 to Kids Company. which provides practical, emotional and educational support to vulnerable inner city children. These exceptionally vulnerable children not only negotiate significant challenges in their family homes, they also face immense threat within their neighbourhoods. Often they are exposed to relentless violence, some are forced into working as drug couriers and prostitutes and many experience chronic abuse.
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Duncan Lewis Comments on High Court Ruling in LSC case (30 September 2010)

Whilst the High Court has found in favour of the Law Society, the decision only adds to the general climate of uncertainty in the legal aid system. Duncan Lewis believes the system needs the government to safeguard its future, not court cases.  Read more...

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Debt Relief Orders Article - Turkish Telgraf (17 August 2010)

DRO’lar 6 Nisan 2009 tarihinde iflasa alternatif saglamak amaciyla yürürlüge girdi. Artik borçlarinizdan kurtulmak için faydalanabileceginiz tek yöntem iflas degil. Hukuk sisteminin sagladigi borçtan kurtulma talimati olarak adlandirilan bu alternatif seçenek iflasa oranla çok daha kolay, hizli ve ucuz. Raporlara göre 2009 yilinda tam 11,831 kisi DRO’dan yararlanip borçlarindan kurtuldu.  Read more...

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Debt Relief Orders Article Avrupa (10 August 2010)

DRO’lar 6 Nisan 2009 tarihinde iflasa alternatif saglamak amaciyla yürürlüge girdi. Artik borçlarinizdan kurtulmak için faydalanabileceginiz tek yöntem iflas degil. Hukuk sisteminin sagladigi borçtan kurtulma talimati olarak adlandirilan bu alternatif seçenek iflasa oranla çok daha kolay, hizli ve ucuz. Raporlara göre 2009 yilinda tam 11,831 kisi DRO’dan yararlanip borçlarindan kurtuldu.  Read more...

Duncan Lewis:InThePress

Debt Relief Orders Article - Olay (10 August 2010)

DRO’lar 6 Nisan 2009 tarihinde iflasa alternatif saglamak amaciyla yürürlüge girdi. Artik borçlarinizdan kurtulmak için faydalanabileceginiz tek yöntem iflas degil. Hukuk sisteminin sagladigi borçtan kurtulma talimati olarak adlandirilan bu alternatif seçenek iflasa oranla çok daha kolay, hizli ve ucuz. Raporlara göre 2009 yilinda tam 11,831 kisi DRO’dan yararlanip borçlarindan kurtuldu.  Read more...

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Duncan Lewis participate in London to Brighton bike ride raising almost £4,000 for BHF (10 July 2010)

Duncan Lewis and Co Solicitors sent out a team of 23 people to cycle 54 miles from London to Brighton on June 20th 2010.  Read more...

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Giving Punjabis a Voice (8 July 2010)

An article published in British Punjabi^s 2010 about Duncan Lewis and some of the firms Key Punjabi players, including CEO, Shany Gupta  Read more...

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An agenda for the new Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition (1 June 2010)

Duncan Lewis provides more legal aid services than any other UK law firm: every year, it gives over 20,000 people a voice in the legal system.

The firm plays a key role in holding Government and other public bodies to account with over 300 Judicial Review cases currently lodged in the High Court – more than any other firm in the country. And last year, it had twenty House of Lords and Court of Appeal reported cases.  Read more...

Duncan Lewis:InThePress

Duncan Lewis Press Release (25 March 2010)

Revolutionary approach provides high quality cost-effective legal services to over 20,000 people a year.

This week’s report from the Ministry of Justice shows that Duncan Lewis is providing more legal aid services than any other UK firm. In the year ending March 2009, Duncan Lewis received £9.9m from the Community Legal Service’s annual budget of £900m – almost twice as much as the second-placed firm.
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