Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce that they have been shortlisted for the Legal Aid Team of the Year Award in the Solicitors Journal Awards 2016.
Legal 500 and Chambers recommended law firm Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce that they have been shortlisted for the Solicitors Journal Legal Aid Team of the Year Award. The awards, which were inaugurated to celebrate the 160th year of the legal publication Solicitors Journal, were established to “recognising brilliance in a changing legal world”.
The Solicitors Journal have culminated a shortlist for the Legal Aid Team of the Year Award consisting of the best legal firms in the UK committed to providing publicly-funded legal services to the most vulnerable members of society despite the continuing reduction in funding and resources. The winners of the award will be announced at a black tie gala dinner and awards ceremony, taking place at The Grand Connaught Rooms, London on Wednesday 25 May 2016.
Despite ongoing cuts to Legal Aid, Duncan Lewis remains the largest civil Legal Aid provider in the UK and continues to thrive as a nationwide provider of Legal Aid services to society’s most vulnerable.
Duncan Lewis Practice Director Jason Bruce stated;
“We are delighted to have been recognised as one of the industry’s leading providers of Legal Aid services. Ensuring that access to justice remains available to the most vulnerable in society not only forms the foundations of Duncan Lewis, but also the driving force of the work we do. It is our mission to ensure that, despite ongoing restrictions in Legal Aid, that quality legal services remain accessible to all members of society.”
Legal Aid is a system of public funding administered in eligible cases by the Legal Aid Agency for those who cannot afford to pay for legal advice and representation. Duncan Lewis are authorised to offer Legal Aid work in specific areas of law and are endorsed by the Legal Aid Agency for their quality system, client commitment and legal skills in those areas.
For further information as to which areas of law are covered by Legal Aid, or to discuss your legal matter and funding options available please contact Duncan Lewis Solicitors on 033 3772 0409.