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Duncan Lewis provide Pro Bono Legal advice at Global Peace and Unity (27 November 2013)

Date: 27/11/2013
Duncan Lewis, Main Solicitors, Duncan Lewis provide Pro Bono Legal advice at Global Peace and Unity

The Islamic Department at Duncan Lewis Solicitors gave Pro Bono legal advice on the 23rd and 24th November at the Legal Advice Clinic at the Global Peace and Unity festival.

18 Lawyers from the Duncan Lewis Islamic Law Department attended the Global Peace and Unity event to offer Pro Bono legal advice.

The event, which took place at the ExCel Conference Centre in Docklands, London, is one of the biggest events in the Muslim calendar and attracted near to 100,000 visitors.

Head of the Duncan Lewis Islamic Department, Aina Khan said, "It was a pleasure to lead such a dedicated team, who gave up time with their families over the weekend, and who have vowed to volunteer again next year. This once again shows our continuing dedication to CSR (corporate social responsibility) is reaching down to our staff and helping the wider community.

We have been asked by those we met to conduct legal seminars on our specialist areas such as Islamic Family Law, and will be announcing a programme in the coming months."

Since its inception in 2005, the Global Peace and Unity event has been one of the largest worldwide events of its kind and annually draws in tens of thousands of visitors from 5 continents and 132 countries.

As well as lectures from international speakers, the conference also annually hosts other activities including exhibitions, stalls for promoting Islamic business, charitable events and evening nashid concerts.

Over the course of its eight years, the meet has hosted many high-profile speakers; including London mayor Ken Livingstone, British MP George Galloway, Muslim scholar Jamal Badawi and Pakistan’s cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan.

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