LawWorks Pro Bono Awards 2022

Outstanding achievement in legal pro bono was celebrated on 6th December at the LawWorks Annual Pro Bono Awards.

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.

The ceremony was hosted  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.

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

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

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

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