David Head and Louise Taft, senior Employment Solicitors with Duncan Lewis and leading members of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee, had given a talk on Redundancy back in May 2011 that was so popular Law Works asked them to come back and deliver another session and received excellent reviews.
Law Works is a pro bono group providing free legal advice to individuals and community groups who cannot pay or access Legal Aid. With the proposed cuts to civil Legal Aid, it is envisaged that their services will be increasingly called upon.
Law Works also provide free training for volunteer lawyers and advisors to give them the confidence to provide advice in their free legal clinics. Many of the lawyers volunteering specialise in areas of law rarely seen by free legal clinics and use these training sessions to get up to date in the areas that can really help people. Duncan Le
The October session was attended by a number of City based solicitors and trainees wanting to hear more about how to advise an employee who has been made redundant or threatened with redundancy.
One city based solicitor:
"I feel more equipped to handle a redundancy query now and have a structure and series of questions to approach with, and the handouts will be very helpful to refer to for more detail"
"It was useful to see things from an employee's perspective, as the work I do with my firm mostly involves acting for employer"
Duncan Lewis is committed to Pro Bono work and delivering sessions with Law Works. Providing training sessions for Law Works reaches a very wide audience and enables the firm to be at the forefront of Bro Bono assistance whilst delivering high quality legal training assistance to many.