Barristers' stories

Charles Ciumei QC

Charles Ciumei QC from Essex Court Chambers talks about how taking on cases for FRU helped kick-start his career at the Bar and how a pro bono case he worked on as a pupil helped to change the law.

Emma Daykin

Emma Daykin from One Pump Court discusses her varied pro bono work, how her background influenced her and a particularly heartwarming refugee case she worked on for Advocate.

Grainne Mellon

Shocked by how many vulnerable EU citizens would be left without rights after Brexit, Grainne set up the EUSS project to help them apply for settled status before the deadline expires.

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.

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