Barristers' stories

Sarah Blackmore

Joint Head of Chambers at Spire Barristers in Leeds, Sarah embeds pro bono into the culture of her chambers by taking cases, mentoring and inspiring others as well as being an Advocate reviewer. A true pro bono hero, find out why she thinks its quite so important.

Samina Iqbal

Samina is joint head of Immigration and Public Law at Goldsmith Chambers and co-founder of Women Internationally Gaining Skills. Nominated for International Pro Bono Barrister of the Year in 2020, she shares her pro bono ethos. 

Ben Collins QC

Ben Collins QC from Old Square Chambers won the Pro Bono QC of the Year Award in 2020 and has a long history of pro bono. Find out why he helped people on the furlough scheme and continues to work for free.

Zimran Samuel

Winner of the 2020 Junior Pro Bono barrister of the Year award for his work helping victims of domestic violence in the first lockdown, Zimran Samuel from Doughty Street shares what motivates him.

Malvika Jaganmohan

2020 Young Barrister of the Year nominee, Malvika Jaganmohan from St Ives Chambers talks about the buzz she gets from taking on pro bono cases and why she does it again and again.

Christopher Rowe

Christopher Rowe from Broadway House Chambers made a commitment to doing 100 hours of pro bono for Advocate in one year, despite it being such a difficult year for barristers. Read about what motivates him.

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