A prestigious awards ceremony was held last night on Fleet Street to celebrate the very best of barristers giving back. Hosted by Advocate corporate partner Child & Co, the award Chair Lord Peter Goldsmith QC took to the stage to announce the winners; celebrating the contributions of all nominees this year.

 

The full biographies of all nominees this year can be found in the Award brochure, and all photos can be seen online at https://flic.kr/s/aHsmskb5Ui.

 

Winners of the Awards are:

 

Junior Pro Bono Barrister of the Year

(sponsored by Juriosity)

Winner: Sarah Keogh (Old Square Chambers)

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Highly commended:

Toby Brown (South Square Chambers)

Rebecca Murray (Temple Tax Chambers)

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Pro Bono QC of the Year

(sponsored by Judicial & Silk)

Winner: Deirdre Fottrell QC (1GC|Family Law) accepted on Deirdre's behalf by Janet Bazley QC

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International Pro Bono Barrister of the Year

Winner: Kirsty Brimelow QC (Doughty Street Chambers and Bar Human Rights Committee) accepted on Kirsty's behalf by Schona Jolly QC

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Employed Pro Bono Barrister of the Year

Winner: Daria Gleyze (Law Commission)

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Pro Bono Chambers’ Staff Member of the Year

(sponsored by the Legal Practice Management Association)

Winner: Deborah Anderson (Practice Director, Hardwicke Chambers)

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Pro Bono Innovation of the Year

(sponsored by Lexis Nexis)

Winner: Pro Bono Connect

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Pro Bono Chambers of the Year

Winner: Cloisters Chambers

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Also recognised was Clare Renton of 29 Bedford Row, for taking on the highest number of pro bono cases from Advocate in 2017 of any barrister in England and Wales

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The hotly anticipated Young Pro Bono Barrister of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Awards will be given at the Bar Council's Annual Bar and Young Bar Conference on 24th November at De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms, London.


Credit for all photography to CPG Photography.