Bar Pro Bono Awards 2019: Winners

Headline Sponsor: Lexis Nexis

Supported by: The Bar Council

A prestigious awards ceremony was held last night on Fleet Street to celebrate the very best of barristers giving back. Hosted by corporate partner Child & Co, this year’s ceremony was held in association with the Bar Council, headline sponsored by Lexis Nexis and hosted by Advocate Chairman Mr Justice Knowles.

The winner of Young Pro Bono Barrister of the Year will be announced at the Annual Bar & Young Bar Conference on 23rd November at the Grand Connaught Rooms.

All photos can be seen online at

Read the full Bar Pro Bono Award 2019 Nominations booklet here 


Award winners:

Junior Pro Bono Barrister of the Year

(sponsored by Juriosity)

Winner: Shu Shin Luh (Garden Court Chambers)

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Highly commended:

Sanaz Saifolahi (Goldsmith Chambers)

Pro Bono QC of the Year

(sponsored by Therium Access)

Winner: Anthony Metzer QC (Goldsmith Chambers) 

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International Pro Bono Barrister of the Year

Joint Winners: Jennifer Robinson (Doughty Street Chambers) and Jelia Sane (Doughty Street Chambers) 

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Pro Bono Chambers Professional of the Year

(sponsored by the Legal Practice Management Association)

Winner: Peter Campbell (Senior Practice Manager, 39 Essex Chambers) and Ben Connor (Senior Practice Manager, Landmark Chambers)

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Pro Bono Innovation of the Year

Winner: The Transparency Project's Legal Blogging Pilot

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Pro Bono Chambers of the Year

(sponsored by the DX)

Winner: Fenners Chambers

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Also recognised at the Bar Pro Bono Awards 2019 was Alice Nash of Hailsham Chambers, for taking on the highest number of pro bono cases from Advocate in 2018 of any barrister in England and Wales

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Young Pro Bono Barrister of the year

Winner: Jennifer MacLeod (Brick Court Chambers)

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Highly commended:  Miriam Smith (5 Paper Buildings)


Lifetime Achievement in Pro Bono Award

Winner: Andrew Hillier QC

Andrew Hillier QC

Credit for Awards photography to CPG Photography.