Bar Pro Bono Awards 

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We are delighted that the Bar Pro Bono Awards will be back on Wednesday 8th May 2024. 

Since 1997, the Bar Pro Bono Awards have been a unique opportunity in the legal calendar to recognise the remarkable pro bono achievements of the Bar in England and Wales.

The awards recognise those individuals and chambers who have gone above and beyond expectation when undertaking pro bono work to support access to justice.

The increasing variety of pro bono work available means it is increasingly difficult to choose one winner from a set of nominees working in different areas. Therefore, we have nine categories in which individuals, initiatives or chambers can be selected as winners for:

  • Young Pro Bono Barrister of the Year - sponsored by Place Campbell
  • Junior Pro Bono Barrister of the Year - sponsored by Westgate Wealth Management
  • Pro Bono KC of the Year - sponsored by Hewetson & Co
  • International Pro Bono Barrister of the Year 
  • Pro Bono Chambers' Professional of the Year - sponsored by the Legal Practice Management Association
  • Pro Bono Chambers of the Year - sponsored by ABC Chambers Solutions LLP
  • Lifetime Achievement in Pro Bono, the Sydney Elland Goldsmith Award
  • Pro Bono and Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year 
  • John Collins Pro Bono Excellence Award

Nominations for the 2024 Bar Pro Bono Awards are now closed

Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination this year - we are delighted to say we received over 100 nominations in total! This is a testament to all the incredible work happening at the Bar. 

Our judges this year are:

Shortlisted nominees

We are delighted to announce the shortlisted nominees for the 2024 Bar Pro Bono Awards below:


SHORTLISTED Junior Website


SHORTLISTED International Website

SHORTLISTED Professional Website

SHORTLISTED Chambers Website


SHORTLISTED John Collins Website

Meet our 2022 Winners

Meet our 2022 Bar Pro Bono Awards winners here

For any queries about the awards, please contact