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Deirdre Fottrell QC: Pro Bono QC of the Year 2018

Wednesday 28th August 2019

Deirdre Fottrell QC has been involved in fighting for children's rights since the early stages of her career. She has been recognised for her role in recent important family cases, leading from the front in encouraging barristers at both silk and junior level to take on pro bono cases. 

Meet Kirsty Brimelow QC: International Pro Bono Barrister of the Year 2018

Monday 19th August 2019

If anyone is to be described as an International Pro Bono Barrister, it is Kirsty Brimelow QC of Doughty Street Chambers. Her tireless pro bono work has touched four continents, spanning from Europe all the way to South America.

Sarah Keogh: the 2018 Junior Pro Bono Barrister of the Year

Monday 19th August 2019

Sarah Keogh has dedicated her career to pro bono. From pupillage to present, Sarah’s commitment to pro bono cases has been unwavering, making her a worthy winner of this award. Her nomination came about as recognition of pro bono work in employment law at Old Square Chambers but her impressive experiences throughout her career show that there is much more to be celebrated.

Meet Marianne Alton: Young Pro Bono Barrister of the Year 2018

Monday 5th August 2019

Marianne Alton, Young Pro Bono Barrister of the Year 2018 and fighter of criminal injustice in Uganda, demonstrates the crucial impact that pro bono can have on an international scale.

Racing for Rights: James Undertakes Ironman Challenge

Monday 5th August 2019

Aspiring barrister James Harrison is preparing for the challenge of a lifetime - racing the Ironman Vichy to raise money for Advocate and Middle Temple!

Facing the family justice system? New podcast from Chloe Lee demystifies current hot topics

Tuesday 30th July 2019

New Family Law Podcast Launched by our Caseworker Chloe Lee! Voices of Family Law is a new podcast aimed at helping demystify Family Justice for those who come into contact with it

Staff Update

Wednesday 22nd May 2019

Future Lawyer Week partners with Advocate and LawWorks

Tuesday 14th May 2019

Advocate and LawWorks are delighted to be named Charity Partners at Future Lawyer Week this year.

Themes for Pro Bono Week 2019 announced

Wednesday 8th May 2019

In 2019 Pro Bono Week will focus on four themes:

  • Changing lives through pro bono
  • Celebrating pro bono
  • Why pro bono is good for you
  • New developments in pro bono
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