Past Winners of the Bar Pro Bono Awards



Young Pro Bono Barrister of the Year 2018 

Winner: Marianne Alton (Lincoln House Chambers & Evolve)


Junior Pro Bono Barrister of the Year 2018 

Winner: Sarah Keogh (Old Square Chambers)


Pro Bono QC of the Year 2018 

Winner: Deirdre Fottrell QC (1GC|Family Law) 


International Pro Bono Barrister of the Year 2018

Winner: Kirsty Brimelow QC (Doughty Street Chambers and Bar Human Rights Committee)


Employed Pro Bono Barrister of the Year 2018

Winner: Daria Gleyze (Law Commission)


Pro Bono Chambers’ Staff Member of the Year 2018

Winner: Deborah Anderson (Practice Director, Hardwicke Chambers)


Pro Bono Innovation of the Year 2018

Winner: Pro Bono Connect


Pro Bono Chambers of the Year 2018

Winner: Cloisters Chambers


Lifetime Achievement in Pro Bono, the Sydney Elland Goldsmith Award (2018)

Winner: Patrick O'Connor QC (Doughty Street Chambers) 


The Sir Henry Brooke Award 

Winner: Sir Henry Brooke (posthumously)


2017: Tanya Murshed,1 MCB and Evolve


2016: John Collins, Zenith Chambers


2015: Joe Middleton, Doughty Street Chambers


2014: Monika Sobiecki, Pump Court Chambers


2013: Sarah Hannett, Matrix Chambers


2012: Alison Gurden, I Gray’s Inn Square


2011: Shereener Browne, Garden Court Chambers


2010: Maria Scotland, 7 Bedford Row


2009: Andrew Walker QC, Maitland Chambers


2008: Access to Justice in Afghanistan Project Team, Bar Human Rights Committee


2007: Guy Opperman MP, 3 Paper Buildings


2006: Michael Fordham QC, Blackstone Chambers


2005: The Rt Hon Keir Starmer KCB QC MP, Doughty Street Chambers


2004: Andrew Hall QC, Doughty Street Chambers


2003: John Horan, Cloisters


2002: Samantha Knights QC, Matrix Chambers


2001: Simon Michael, No 5 Chambers


2000: Daniel Leader and Philippa Page, (now Leigh Day and Goldsmith Chambers)


1999: Doughty Street Chambers


1998: Two Garden Court Chambers


1997: Judith Farbey QC, Doughty Street Chambers