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LawWorks awards are an exciting opportunity to celebrate all the great pro bono work that our volunteers have done throughout the year.

This year's event was hosted by the Law Society, followed by an after party at the Chancery Court Hotel. it was an excellent event, enjoyed by all who attended. Many thanks to all those who participated, especially nominators and nominees.

Many thanks also to our sponsors: DG Legal and Mayer Brown.

Winners

We are vey pleased to be able to announce the winners of the 2012 LawWorks Pro Bono Awards. Congratulations!

Best Contribution by a Law Firm
Winner: Linklaters
Highly commended: Simmons & Simmons

Best Contribution by an In-house Team/Organisation
Winner: Virgin Money

Best Contribution by an Individual
Winner: Sheena Teli
Highly commended: Andrew Lewis

Best Contribution by a Regional Firm/Organisation
Winner: Shoosmiths

Best Pro Bono Partnership
Winner: Birmingham Central Library Legal Advice Clinic

Best Partner-level Engagement
Winner: Paul Stonetrophy picture

Best Contribution by a Pro Bono Co-ordinator
Winner: Robert Powell

Law Society’s JLD Pro Bono Award
Winner: Alex Passman

Outstanding contribution to LawWorks
Winner: Neil Wotherspoon

Shortlist

Best Contribution by a Law Firm
Linklaters, Mayer Brown, Simmons & Simmons, SNR Denton  
 

Best Contribution by an In-house Team/Organisation
Unisys, Virgin Money, Vodafone
 

Best Contribuion by an Individual
Andrew Lewis, Nabarro; Geraldine Mirabile, Visa; Mohammad Hussain, Milbank; Sheena Teli, LawWorks Choices

Best Contribution by a Regional Firm/Organisation
Muckle, Shoosmiths

Best Pro Bono Partnership
Birmingham Central Library (DLA Piper, Eversheds, Squire Sanders, Wragge & Co)
Clyde & Co (Lambeth Morning Advice Service)
DLA Piper (Southwark CAB Southwark Council)
Environmental Justice (Bristol Law School, UWE, Bristol Green Capital, Lexis Nexis, Pierce Glynn Solicitors and the Environmental Law Foundation)
Reed Smith - Dellow Centre (Providence Row and BNY Mellon)

Best Partner-level Engagement
Colin Passmore, Simmons & Simmons; Paul Stone, DLA Piper

Best Contribution by a Pro Bono Co-ordinator
Heidi Newbigging, DLA Piper; Marion Edge, Norton Rose; Paul Yates, Freshfields; Robert Powell, CMS Cameron McKenna

Law Society’s JLD Pro Bono Award
Alex Passmore, Charlotte Tullis and Thomas Marriot

Judges

The illustrious panel of judges for this year's awards includes:

  • Baroness Patricia Scotland
  • John Wotton, President of the Law Society
  • Joshua Rozenberg, journalist and commentator

For the JLD pro bono award, the panel also includes:

  • Hekim Hannan, JLD committe chair
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