News

Duncan Lewis Solicitors has been shortlisted for two awards in Legal 500 UK Awards 2018 (28 November 2017)

Date: 28/11/2017


Duncan Lewis, Main Solicitors, Duncan Lewis Solicitors has been shortlisted for two awards in Legal 500 UK Awards 2018

Following Duncan Lewis Solicitors’ success in the Legal 500 2017 Edition, which ranked 11 legal departments and saw 34 exceptional lawyers receiving recommendations, we are pleased to announce that the firm has been shortlisted for Legal 500 UK Awards 2018 in two categories.

Duncan Lewis has been shortlisted in:

  • Crime, fraud and licensing - Firm of the Year; and
  • Crime, fraud and licensing - Firm Specialism of the Year (Crime: general).

The Legal 500 UK Awards recognises both Firm and Bar excellence, rewarding the best in-house and private practice teams and individuals who have shown outstanding commitment to their practice throughout the last 12 months. Having conducted extensive research into the best the UK legal sector has to offer, the Legal 500 Awards shortlist and award those deserving of their recognition by independent selection alone – with researchers asking who stood out throughout the year and why? 70,000 UK client testimonies and in-house counsel, law firm and set recommendations contribute to the selection process, meaning the Legal 500 UK Awards provides genuine insight into the UK’s most dedicated legal practices and individuals alike.

Duncan Lewis’ Criminal Defence department operates a significant practice defending clients in serious and complex criminal cases, particularly gang related serious crime, including murder and drugs importations. The department has a niche practice in representing clients that have significant mental health problems including insanity defence cases and complex immigration matters.

The Legal 500 2017 directory states: the ‘‘capable, conscientious and professional’ team at Duncan Lewis Solicitors provides ‘a harmonious and effective service’, and is particularly known for its legal aid expertise. Key figures include the ‘bright and tactically astute’ Rubin Italia, who ‘has a wonderfully calm and kind manner’, and Hardeep Dhaliwal, who is recommended for fraud defence work’.

The Legal 500 UK Awards 2018 will be held on 22nd February 2018 where the winners will celebrate and share their success with the best the UK legal sector has to offer.