LawWorks Annual Pro Bono Awards 2017 winners revealed
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Outstanding contributions to pro bono work by firms and individuals across the legal profession were celebrated at the LawWorks Annual Pro Bono Awards 2017 earlier in December.
Award winners were chosen across nine categories, with Michael Napier QC, a former president of the Law Society, taking the ‘outstanding commitment to pro bono’ award for an individual lawyer. The other winners are:
- Best contribution by a small firm - joint winners: Curtis Law Solicitors LLP and Hugh Jones Solicitors
- Best contribution by a firm with an English regional head office - Muckle LLP
- Best contribution by a firm with a London head office - Duncan Lewis Solicitors
- Best contribution by an international firm - Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
- Best contribution by an in-house team - Microsoft Limited
- Best contribution by an individual – joint winners: Rebecca Greenhalgh of Ashurst LLP and Felicity Kirk of Ropes & Gray LLP
- Junior Lawyers Division pro bono award - Josh Little, Allen & Overy LLP
- The LawWorks Cymru award - Rhondda Cynon Taff of Citizens Advice
- Most effective pro bono partnership - Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and Haringey Law Centre
Martin Barnes, chief executive of LawWorks, said: “Congratulations to the winners and all the shortlisted nominees for the valuable work they are doing which is positively impacting individuals, families and communities across England and Wales. The judges were truly inspired by the range and quality of legal pro bono being delivered and the commitment of the legal profession to pro bono.”
Pro bono work is a great way for a prospective lawyer to gain impressive legal work experience and make a positive contribution to helping others in a less-privileged position in society. Find volunteering opportunities to suit you by consulting our list of pro bono volunteering initiatives.