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Duncan Lewis nominated for Law society awards excellence in equality and diversity (17 September 2010)

Date: 17/09/2010
Duncan Lewis, Main Solicitors, Duncan Lewis nominated for Law society awards excellence in equality and diversity

Duncan Lewis has been nominated for excellence in equality and diversity. Duncan Lewis represents the society around us by including a variety of characteristics, which contribute to make each of us unique. Two thirds of our workforce defines themselves as other than white, we speak 41 different languages and six percent of our workforce has stated that they were affected by medical conditions/disabilities. With this small insight into the diversity at Duncan Lewis it is clear that we should be a strong candidate in this sector. At Duncan Lewis we recognise the importance of the traditions, customs and languages of different cultural communities, and always consider them when discussing a matter with a client. Ignorance of such issues may be a potential barrier to us fully understanding your requirements; also, they may be an additional difficulty for you to overcome when discussing matters of a personal or emotional nature.

By seeing each of our employees as an individual, irrespective of any label, we have been able to translate our aim of providing the highest quality legal services and giving people a voice into a workforce that reflect the communities we live in. By going beyond constrains provided by definitions we are able to enter into a dialogue and serve our employees as, and how they each require.

Duncan Lewis believes that we can only achieve success in what we do, if we are able to provide equality of opportunity and embrace the diversity of our community. Being able to support employees and assist them to achieve their full potential goes beyond merely the retention of talent and impact on the business, it also contributes to make us a strong practice where everybody can feel their talent is nurtured. Our diversity also assists us in delivering the best possible legal service to 20,000 clients a year, who in many cases are among those more vulnerable in society, as we are able to understand cultural differences and in many cases can communicate in their own language.

Results of winners for all awards at the Law society’s Excellence awards will be announced at their awards evening on Thursday 21st October.

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