In many cases, Duncan Lewis can provide legal assistance, which is free to you (subject to you qualifying for legal aid). This covers anything from the most straightforward applications, but also includes the complex cases in the High Court, Appeal Court and Supreme Court – which would otherwise have cost thousands of pounds. Duncan Lewis strives to make their service as accessible as possible to everyone, conducting numerous outreach advice surgeries and also taking on some cases on a pro bono basis, where legal aid is not available. Duncan Lewis have a pro bono committee who help make this decision.
The quality of Duncan Lewis’ work is repeatedly demonstrated by the very high success rates achieved in cases that we take on. Duncan Lewis has achieved Quality Mark Accreditations for Lexcel (The Law Society‘s quality Mark) and Investors in People Gold standard. This means that our staff at Duncan Lewis receives the highest quality training to continue building our reputation and standards.
Duncan Lewis doesn’t just have a deep understanding of law, but sometimes we help to create new law. Duncan Lewis, probably, has more reported cases than any other legal aid firm in the country, with some of these cases fundamentally changing legal interpretations.
At Duncan Lewis our size means that you actually get a more personal service because our staff are able to specialise in a particular sub area of law. They can use their expert knowledge to work on your behalf. As a predominantly legal aid firm, Duncan Lewis are still able to work on a well resourced network and use the economies of scale efficiently. Despite the constraints of legal aid funding, Duncan Lewis can assure that you will receive a high quality representation from our law firm.
Duncan Lewis has access to over 350 interpreters covering many languages. The firm consistently strives to provide high levels of legal advice and services to all those in desperate need of our help. Duncan Lewis has 400 members of staff mainly based in their two largest offices in Harrow (HQ) and Hackney. The areas of law that Duncan Lewis specialise in are:
Debt & Insolvency
International Child Abduction
Wills & Probate
For more information about Duncan Lewis, visit our website or contact our switchboard on 020 7923 4020.