Advocate were delighted to hold the 2024 Bar Pro Bono Awards on Wednesday 8th May. 

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The Awards are a unique opportunity in the legal calendar for the Bar to come together to celebrate the remarkable pro bono impact being made in the profession. This year was no exception, with over 100 nominations in total being put forward across eight different categories. This is a testament to all the incredible pro bono work happening across the Bar from pupils to KCs through to Chambers and cross-Bar initiatives.

Many congratulations to this year’s winners for their outstanding contributions to access to justice. Thank you to all the other attendees who came along to support the event.

As our Chairman 
Sharif A. Shivji KC noted when opening the ceremony, the biggest win of these pro bono achievements is felt beyond this ceremony – we would like to thank not just our winners but all those in the profession who are selflessly doing pro bono work to assist those members of the public who would otherwise have nowhere else to turn.

The Lady Chief Justice of England & Wales, Lady Carr, was one of our judges for the Pro Bono KC Award this year and presented this first award. When doing so, she noted:

Although the awards today champion barristers who have shown real dedication to pro bono, even a modest amount of time spent on pro bono can make a material difference.”

We would like to thank 
LexisNexis for generously being our headline sponsor again this year, and Middle Temple for hosting us.

The Lifetime Achievement Award (Sydney Elland Goldsmith Award) will be announced at the annual Bar Conference taking place on Saturday 8th June. Find out more and book your ticket to attend here

See the full list of winners here.

 Find out more about the Bar Pro Bono Awards.