Press Release: Student Pro Bono Awards shortlist announced

LawWorks is pleased to announce the shortlist for the 2022 LawWorks and Attorney General’s Student Pro Bono Awards, kindly sponsored by LexisNexis.

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LawWorks is pleased to announce the shortlist for the 2022 LawWorks and Attorney General’s Student Pro Bono Awards, kindly sponsored by LexisNexis.

The awards celebrate the best pro bono activities undertaken by law students and law schools. They incorporate the Access to Justice Foundation award for an educational body or student which has made a significant contribution to promoting access to justice. The Award winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at the House of Lords on May 4th with the Attorney General, the Rt Hon. Suella Braverman QC MP.

Alasdair Douglas, Chair of LawWorks said:

“Congratulations to all those shortlisted for the LawWorks and Attorney General Student Pro Bono Awards - it's been clear from the large number of nominations that, despite the ongoing challenges of the pandemic, pro bono initiatives are thriving at UK law schools. I would like to thank the judges for their time - choosing from so many excellent and high-quality nominations is a difficult task. Thank you also to the Attorney General, The Rt Hon Suella Braverman QC MP, for once again supporting the Awards. But, above all, thank you everyone nominated and shortlisted for their commitment to helping those in need of legal support. Society is in your debt."

James Harper, Executive Sponsor for Rule of Law and CSR at LexisNexis, said:

“It is with much pride that LexisNexis has continued its support for the LawWorks and Attorney General Student Pro Bono Awards in 2022. These awards are a fantastic opportunity to shine a light on the incredible work undertaken by students across the country to support and protect the Rule of Law, with a drive and commitment that is inspiring. The Rule of Law is at the heart of everything LexisNexis does – from content to software, to our work across the legal community – and it is a privilege to stand with the nominees for these prestigious awards. Congratulations to all those shortlisted for their amazing achievements and we look forward to being together with many of you in May.”  

The shortlisted nominees are:

Best Contribution by a Team of Students

  • The Aberdeen Law Project Representation Team, University of Aberdeen
  • ELTAL Student Directors, BPP University Pro Bono Centre
  • Shelter Court Runner Team, Hertfordshire Law School
  • Support Through Court Manchester Team, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Immigration and Refugee Law Clinic Team, University of Plymouth and British Red Cross

Best New Pro Bono Activity

  • School Programme, The Aberdeen Law Project, Aberdeen University
  • Young Asylum Seekers Legal Advice Clinic, University of Hertfordshire
  • Human Rights and Environment Clinic, King's Legal Clinic, The Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London
  • Windrush Justice Clinics at London South Bank University, King's College London and University of Westminster

Best Contribution by an Individual

  • Meera Amari Chauhan, University of Leicester
  • Theresa Cokell, University of Bolton
  • Graham Herschel, University of Chester
  • Samantha Howlett, University of Essex
  • Amelia Quince, Cambridge University Law Society, University of Cambridge
  • Helena Siebenrock, The Aberdeen Law Project, University of Aberdeen
  • Alecia Spence, Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law, Swansea University

Best Contribution by a Law School

  • BPP Pro Bono Centre, BPP University
  • University of Bristol Law Clinic, University of Bristol
  • Student Legal Advice Centre, Derby Law School, University of Derby
  • Hertfordshire Law School, University of Hertfordshire
  • University of South Wales Law School, University of South Wales

Access to Justice Foundation Award

The Access to Justice Foundation award shortlist, for an educational body or student making a significant contribution to access to justice will also be announced on Tuesday 19th April.

The judges for the 2022 Awards are:

  • Peter Farr, Head of Civil Law Policy, Ministry of Justice
  • James Harper, Executive Sponsor, Rule of Law and CSR for LexisNexis UK & Ireland
  • Olivia Partridge, Content Producer, LawCareers.Net
  • Lubna Shuja, Vice President, The Law Society of England and Wales
  • Leanne Targett-Parker, co-Chair, Bar Council Pro Bono and Social Responsibility Committee
  • Rohini Teather, Head of Parliamentary Affairs, Legal Aid Practitioners Group

LawWorks would like to congratulate all the shortlisted nominees and thank everyone who submitted nominations. LawWorks would also like to thank the judges for their hard work in drawing up the shortlist from a very impressive list of nominations, and LexisNexis for their sponsorship of the Awards

For further information on the Student Pro Bono Awards, please visit:


Notes to editors:

  1. LawWorks (the Solicitors Pro Bono Group) is a charity working in England and Wales to connect volunteer lawyers and law students with people in need of legal advice, who are not eligible for legal aid and cannot afford to pay, and with the not for profit organisations that support them and their communities. LawWorks supports a network of independent pro bono advice clinics across England and Wales, and facilitates the provision of free legal advice for smaller charities and not-for-profit organisations. For further information about LawWorks visit:   
  2. LawWorks is supported by the Law Society of England and Wales, the independent professional body for solicitors.
  3. LawWorks are extremely grateful for the sponsorship of the awards by LexisNexis Legal & Professional. LexisNexis Legal & Professional is a leading global provider of legal, regulatory and business information and analytics that help customers increase productivity, improve decision-making and outcomes, and advance the rule of law around the world. As a digital pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information online with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. LexisNexis Legal & Professional, which serves customers in more than 130 countries with 10,000 employees worldwide, is part of RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries.
  4. For further information about the Awards contact Peter Jackson, Communications Officer,, 07961 522042

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