He is a leading authority on the housing allocations and homelessness aspects of the 1996 Housing Act. He is a prolific writer and educator and has acted as a mentor to dozens of housing lawyers.

Criminal law practitioner and vice-chair of the Young Legal Aid Lawyers Group Felicity Williams, of 6 King’s Bench Walk, won Young Legal Aid Barrister of the Year. Cherie Booth QC presented the awards. Outgoing Bar Chair Tim Dutton QC said the awards are “an important way to recognise those who might otherwise remain unsung heroes”.