Barristers' stories

Sabina Khan

Sabina founded the Women in Gowns (WIGs) project that provides high-level training to female judges and barristers in South Asia on gender-based issues. She also interviewed Mrs Justice Maura McGowan, DBE for Advocate all about pro bono work.

Benjamin Gray

Benjamin Gray is a barrister specialising in employment at Littleton Chambers. As well as working for duty schemes ELAAS and ELIPS, he took on an Advocate case that he nurtured all the way to appeal.

Joe-han Ho

When Jo-han Ho from 39 Essex Chambers picked up his first piece of pro bono work, he had no idea that he would spend the next two years working on it, or what he would gain from the experience.

Sarah Pinder

Sarah Pinder is co-head of Immigration at Goldsmith Chambers and her dedication to helping people in need had led to her being nominated for two consecutive years in the Junior Pro Bono Barrister of the Year category.

Justin Bates

Justin Bates, barrister at Landmark Chambers, is a long-time friend of Advocate, acting as both a case reviewer and taking on work himself, often using it as a tool to encourage more junior barristers to take on pro bono.

Derek Sweeting QC

Derek Sweeting QC, Chair of the Bar Council 2021, answers some quickfire questions about the importance of pro bono work, to celebrate Advocate's 25th anniversary.

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