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Duncan Lewis Shortlisted for LawWorks Cymru Pro Bono Award (2 November 2015)

Date: 02/11/2015
Duncan Lewis, Main Solicitors, Duncan Lewis Shortlisted for LawWorks Cymru Pro Bono Award

Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce that their Cardiff based practice has been shortlisted for the LawWorks Cymru Pro Bono Awards.

In addition to the firm’s recent shortlisting in the LawWorks Pro Bono awards for the Best contribution by a law firm in London, Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce that they have also been shortlisted for the LawWorks Cymru Pro Bono Awards.

Duncan Lewis will be up against several other high-profile Law Firms in competition for the prestigious award, which recognises and celebrates outstanding contribution to Pro Bono work in Wales from the winning firm.

Throughout 2015 Duncan Lewis have demonstrated a continuing commitment to Pro Bono work in both their Cardiff and East London Pro Bono committees, this prestigious award is in recognition of their ongoing Pro Bono work and support of the Solicitors Pro Bono Group.

Duncan Lewis launched their Pro Bono clinic in association with Lawworks Cymru in March 2014. Operating on a weekly basis from Duncan Lewis’ Cardiff branch, it 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 Specialist Directors, Solicitors and Trainee Solicitors. Members of the public seeking legal advice in these areas are urged to attend the free sessions where they can receive advice from qualified and accredited Solicitors at no charge.

Duncan Lewis also support numerous other Pro Bono activities: ‘Rights for Women’ Charity where Duncan Lewis Women Solicitors provide telephone advice for women; Fortnightly Social Welfare & Family Law legal clinic at the offices of ‘Turkish Cypriot Women’s Association’ (TCWA) in Haringey where Turkish Speaking Women Lawyers provide advice to the Women’s Organisation; ‘Lewisham Reach’ supported by Lawyers from Duncan Lewis Lewisham office in which the outreach service looks to target help for 21 – 55 year olds living in the Borough; Duncan Lewis Dalston lawyers support the University of East London Legal Clinic; numerous other CAB’s & legal clinics supported by Duncan Lewis lawyers and Pro Bono Committee members.

The LawWorks Pro Bono Awards 2015 will be held on 24th November (6.30 to 9.00pm) at the office of Linklaters LLP, 1 Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8HQ. The presentation to the Award winners (to be announced on the night) will follow an inaugural lecture by Shami Chakrabarti CBE, Director of Liberty, and the event will be hosted by Joshua Rozenberg. There will be a drinks reception after the presentation of the Awards.

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