Press Release: Winners of the LawWorks Pro Bono Awards 2022 announced

LawWorks is pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 LawWorks Pro Bono Awards, kindly sponsored by LexisNexis, and the Law Society of England and Wales.

Held on the 6th December at the Law Society, the event hosted by Sangita Myska, an award-winning journalist and LBC presenter, and the awards were presented by Lubna Shuja, President of the Law Society of England and Wales  

The Awards recognise and celebrate the pro bono commitment of LawWorks members, their charity and corporate partners, and the work of independent clinics in the LawWorks clinics network.

Winners were chosen in nine categories, each representing the breadth and range of pro bono across England and Wales and internationally – by individuals, firms, in-house teams, law schools and law students, supported by charities, advice agencies, law centres and many non-legal volunteers.

The winners of the 2022 LawWorks Pro Bono Awards are:

  • Best Contribution by a Law Firm: Duncan Lewis Solicitors
  • Best Contribution by an In-house Team / Solicitor: Regulatory and Compliance Team, Visa Europe Legal
  • Junior Lawyers Division Pro Bono Award: Georgia Crossman, Reed Smith
  • Best Contribution by an Individual: Eleanor Ruiz, Reed Smith
  • The LawWorks Cymru Award: The LGBTQ+ Law Clinic, Speakeasy Law Centre
  • Best Contribution by a Pro Bono Clinic: Hertfordshire Law Clinic, Hertfordshire Law School
  • Best International Pro Bono Award: AHA Foundation and Reed Smith
  • Best New Pro Bono Activity: Ukraine Advice Project
  • Most Effective Pro Bono Partnership: Afghan Pro Bono Initiative

The judging panel for the 2022 Pro Bono awards were:

  • Yasmin Batliwala, Chief Executive of Advocates for International Development
  • Suzanna Eames, former Chair of the Junior Lawyers Division
  • Chris Minnoch, Director of the Legal Aid Practitioners Group
  • Lindsey Poole, Director of Advice Services Alliance
  • Paul Rogerson, Editor of the Law Society Gazette
  • Rebecca Wilkie, Chief Executive of Advocate

You can find out more about all those shortlisted and the winners in the 2022 LawWorks Pro Bono Awards programme.

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Notes to editors:

  1. LawWorks (the Solicitors Pro Bono Group) is a charity that promotes, supports and facilitates pro bono legal services that extend access to the law for individuals and communities in need and the organisations that assist them. LawWorks supports a network of over 300 independent pro bono clinics across England and Wales, and facilitates free legal advice for smaller charities and social enterprises through its Not-For-Profits Programme. LawWorks is supported by the Law Society of England and Wales, the independent professional body for solicitors.
  2. A4ID is a global charity that works in partnership with the world’s leading law firms, providing access to the best legal advice for those engaged in the fight against global poverty, and contribute to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). For the new “Best International Pro Bono Award” special attention is given to pro bono projects that contribute to the achievement of the SDGs.   
  3. Awards sponsor LexisNexis Legal & Professional is a leading global provider of legal, regulatory and business information and analytics that help professional customers make more informed decisions, increase productivity and serve their clients better. As a digital pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information online with its Lexis and Nexis services. Today, LexisNexis Legal & Professional harnesses leading-edge technology and world-class content to help professionals work in faster, easier and more effective ways. Through close collaboration with its customers, the company ensures organizations can leverage its solutions to reduce risk, improve productivity, increase profitability and grow their business. LexisNexis Legal & Professional, which serves customers in more than 175 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.

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