I completed a law degree directly after “A” levels, before completing an LPC at the college of law. I was lucky enough to secure a training contract before completion of the LPC.
I became involved with various local women’s organisations by providing ad hoc advice surgeries. This work then became a regular feature of my practice and I was elected head of pro bono at Duncan Lewis. We now have various pro bono partnerships as a firm, with a weekly drop-in advice surgery in house.
A route to justice is important in any society, but increasingly so when many are now denied access to legal aid
It would be impossible for me to choose one person when I am inspired constantly by the absolute dedication to their cause shown by many of my fellow child care lawyers on a daily basis.
More accessibility to legal services, which would in turn change perception of the profession
It has brought greater recognition for me generally, and also to the firm’s pro bono work as a whole. The fact that Duncan Lewis is consistently engaged in worthwhile pro bono work was not something which was generally known, and it is great to be rewarded and recognised for that.
Emine is pictured above (left) with the winner of the 2015 award, Bianca Jackson.
Visit the Family Law Awards website for more information about the 2017 Awards.