Legal 500 “Top Tier” firm Duncan Lewis Solicitors has been awarded Crime Contracts for the provision of Duty Solicitor Services, from January/April 2017 at Police Stations, Magistrates Courts and in the Crown Courts from 27 offices in London and across the UK.
The existing contracts Duncan Lewis hold only allowed duty solicitors on the London police station schemes. From January/April 2017 Duncan Lewis Solicitors will be providing a criminal defence service from their London offices in Barnet, Croydon, Hackney, Harrow, Lewisham, Romford, Shepherd’s Bush, Wandsworth. The new contract will also allow the firm to provide criminal defence outside of London, in places such as; Birmingham, Ashford /Dover/Folkestone, Wolverhampton, Bradford, Birstall, Bristol, Cardiff, Gravesend, Leeds, Leicester, Luton, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Newcastle, Northampton, Nottingham, Peterborough, Slough and Swansea.
The contract specifically allows Duncan Lewis to deploy 76 Solicitors on the Crime Duty Solicitors Police Station rota Scheme. For all other criminal defence work there are no restrictions on the number of staff.
In addition to this, the firm is pleased to announce that they have been awarded 4 contracts for the provision of Shany Gupta said on granting of the Crime contracts; “I am grateful to Nina Joshi, our Managing Director, for leading the tendering team who have worked tirelessly for months throughout the tender process, in securing these contracts. We are keen on expanding our existing team across all our offices and are looking to establish ourselves as a top 10 provider of criminal defence services in the UK”.
Duncan Lewis, established in 1998, is a national law firm serving both corporate entities and private individuals from 52 offices across London and throughout the UK. In 2009 Duncan Lewis was the first law firm in the UK to achieve the Investors in People Gold Quality Standard Mark and is recognised by Legal 500 as a Top Tier firm and a recommended leading law firm in 10 of its key practice areas. Duncan Lewis were awarded the Jordan’s Family Law Firm of the Year 2015, the LawWorks Best Contribution by a firm with a London Head office 2015 Award and were also recently shortlisted by the Law Society for its Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion Award (2015), Excellence in Pro Bono (2016) and Excellence in Business Development (2016).