LawWorks announces shortlist for Annual Pro Bono Awards

Abstract Multicolor Network BackgroundLawWorks has just published the shortlist for this year’s annual pro bono awards. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, November 2015, hosted by the journalist Joshua Rozenberg and featuring a lecture by Liberty’s  Shami Chakrabarti.

The judges comprise Richard Grimes, director of clinical programmes at York Law School; Max Harris, chair of the Junior Lawyers Division; Theodore Huckle QC, Counsel General, Welsh Government; and Carol Storer, director of the Legal Aid Practitioners Group.


The short-list


Most effective partnership

  • Children’s Pro Bono Legal Service (Allen & Overy, Coram Children’s Legal Centre and DLA Piper)
  • Fair Business Loans (Dentons and Fair Finance)
  • Legal Advocacy Support Project (Avon & Bristol Law Centre, the University of Law and the University of the West of England, Bristol Law School)
  • Manchester Free Legal Help (BPP Law School Manchester, University of Manchester and the University of Law, Manchester)

Best small firm

  • Emma Williams Family Law
  • Spicketts Battrick Law Practice

Best regional firm

  • Muckle
  • Turpin & Miller

Best London firm

  • Dechert
  • Duncan Lewis

Best international firm

  • Debevoise & Plimpton
  • DLA Piper
  • Jones Day

Best in-house team

  • AIG Europe
  • Dell Corporation
  • Hilton Worldwide

Best individual

  • Ben Ziman-Bright, Clyde & Co
  • Jennifer Deakin, DLA Piper
  • Tony Rook, Dell Corporation

Best junior lawyers

  • Ahsan Khan, Shoosmiths
  • Maeve Hanna, Allen & Overy
  • Michael O’Donoghue, Simmons & Simmons
  • Olivia Ashurt, Dentons
  • Trevor Tan, Norton Rose Fulbright

The LawWorks Cymru Award

  • Alun Jones Family Law
  • Duncan Lewis
  • LawWorks Cardiff Pro Bono Employment Clinic at the Speakeasy Advice Centre

About Jon Robins

Jon is a journalist and has written about the law and justice for the national papers and specialist press for more than 15 years. Jon is a visiting journalism lecturer at Winchester University, a visiting senior fellow in access to justice at the University of Lincoln and patron of Hackney Community Law Centre. He has won the Bar Council’s legal reporter of the year award twice (2015 and 2005). Jon is editor and co-founder of LegalVoice

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