Deo Volente is a forward-thinking firm. We are ambitious and excitable for our bright future and for all our dreams to come to fruition.
We have come a long way from our humble beginnings and how we came to fruition. Since its inception, the firm has espoused the core values of dedication, determination, and delivery, which remain the hallmark of our clients’ interactions.
It’s a visceral memory for Senior Partner— Mr. Rehman, our founder, who was also the sole practitioner. Deo Volente embarked on its journey in 2007, under the moniker ‘Rehman’s Solicitors.’ The firm established itself on a ‘grassroots’ basis— serving the community and individuals in many walks of life- a core value we uphold through today.
In 2012, a firm built on faith, which is today “Deo Volente” was conceived. Deo Volente is the Latin for the English ‘God Willing’ and ‘InshaAllah’ in Arabic. In the same year, it marked the significant involvement of fellow Senior Partner, Dr. Keith Bothongo.
Dr. Keith Bothongo
Climbing the way out of hardship, Deo Volente is no longer a one-man-show. Thirteen years on from our humble beginnings, we have grown into one of the UK’s reputable and professional solicitors firm. We now occupy multiple offices, have several Partners, and a dedicated expert workforce keeping at its core genuine care for clients and their needs.
“A leader is a dealer in hope.”
The Brainchild of Deo Volente:
A man born and raised in rural Pakistan. Orphaned at ten, he is no longer a stranger to hardship.
A man raised in a small hut in South Africa. A shoeless boy in the middle of Apartheid.
A woman who breaks the stigma, redefining the concept of ‘working mother.’
An immigrant who came alone to the UK at 19, navigating through uncertainty
A man who struggled to start his career in Law, whilst supporting a young family.
The Partners at Deo Volente’s combined, humble backgrounds instil our humanity and heart— in every way we approach our clients.
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
Deo Volente is renowned for its acclaimed Immigration and Conveyancing departments. We confidently offer our expertise in these areas, knowing our service level is award-winning and client-focused.
We take pride in delivering outstanding value to private clients and businesses of all sizes operating across various industries, offering dynamic leadership and innovative thinking within our Litigation and Family departments.
Our steadfast commitment is also wide open to Muslim clients who have legal matters in services such as Islamic and Pakistani Law extending to borders outside the UK. We are happy to support our clients, where they would otherwise have no access to such legal services.
“If we always helped one another, no one would need luck.”
Our focus on our clients transpires to our colleagues. We do not deem ourselves a ‘Corporate’ law firm, but rather a ‘Family’ law firm— considering everyone as second-family. We do not view any person as a number; we appreciate their unique value. We do the utmost as a business to help each one achieve personal development and growth. This is success for Deo Volente in its truest form.
It is this same approach we apply to our clients. You are not an invoice, a figure or black and white on a piece of paper. You are human— deserving of appreciation and respect for the path you have walked. We are here to guide you through the walks of life.
Our Approach to Diversity and Inclusion
“A lot of different flowers make a bouquet.”
Our indifferences are what make us unique. It is always a privilege to be in a diverse environment— learning about each other’s cultures and ideas, sharing such with unwavering respect and understanding— it is a gift. Our DV family are actively open and accepting of their various standpoint and perspectives.
We have colleagues from Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, South Africa, Jamaica, The Philippines, Poland, and England! We also can speak a range of languages: Polish, Urdu, Punjabi, Hindi, Tagalog.
We apply the same approach to our Clients. We never reckon on any person based on race, religion, gender or disability—for these are aspects we celebrate and appreciate.
Our Community Investment
“For it is in giving that we receive.”
-St. Francis of Assisi
We are honoured to serve and support our community and nationwide efforts in aide of others. For several years, we have operated as key benefactors of both Bedford F.C. and Westfield Cricket Club (If you see us in the stands, do not forget to say hello!). Furthermore, we are also patrons of Bedfordshire Police, who do an outstanding job maintaining the Public’s best interest and safety.
Deo Volente regularly participates with local Food Banks. In previous years, we have assisted with packaging food. Most recently, we have donated dry goods to support efforts during the COVID 19 pandemic. We are in awe of the great work the Food Bank and its supporters do to provide relief for families throughout the UK.
We have established partnerships with Keech Hospice (https://www.keech.org.uk/) and Cancer Research (https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/). Two fantastic organisations that are integral to our communities— we enthuse you read about all the incredible work they do and donate to their causes if you can. In aide of Keech Hospice, our team plans to participate in the famed 3 Peaks Challenge come Spring 2021. For Cancer Research, we offer our services to support their Free Will Writing Scheme across our offices.
Finally, it is of the utmost importance that as responsible persons who practice law, we can offer our service to those who need it most but often cannot access the legal support they require. We have and continue to undertake Pro-Bono work where we can.
Deo Volente is involved in numerous community initiatives in Bedford and the surrounding areas, which include:
Partnership with Bedford Food Bank in providing low income families with basic necessities
We offer work pro-bono to clients
We are sponsors of Bedford Town FC
We are sponsors of Westfield Cricket Club
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People rely on us, and we pride ourselves on our client-centered advocacy and representation.