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Family Law Awards Spotlight: Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year 2016

Date:15 JUN 2017
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Emine Mehmet of Duncan Lewis Solicitors won the Family Law Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year Award in 2016. Here, she talks about her ongoing commitment to pro bono work and the changes she would make to the profession.

What was your route into the profession?

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.

How did you become involved in pro bono work?

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.

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