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 nominated:

  • Young Pro Bono Barrister of the Year
  • Junior Pro Bono Barrister of the Year
  • Pro Bono KC of the Year
  • International Pro Bono Barrister of the Year
  • Pro Bono Chambers' Professional of the Year
  • Pro Bono Chambers of the Year
  • Lifetime Achievement in Pro Bono, the Sydney Elland Goldsmith Award
  • Pro Bono and Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year 
  • Sustainability Initiative of the Year 

Nominations for the 2024 Bar Pro Bono Awards are now open!

Download the nominations form here and send it back to no later than 5pm on Friday 2nd February 2024.

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Meet our 2022 Winners

We had an overwhelming number of nominations at our previous awards in 2022, with a total of 78 nominations across ten categories, which is testament to all the incredible pro bono work happening at the Bar.

Meet our 2022 Bar Pro Bono Awards winners here