Commenting on the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards, the former Chairman of the Bar, Tim Dutton QC, said: “I am delighted that two talented lawyers have received these awards. The publicly-funded Bar does a huge amount of work for some of the most vulnerable members of our society, and both these winners very much deserve the public recognition that the Legal Aid Awards bring.

Barristers are public servants who make huge contributions to the communities in which they live, and these often go unnoticed. Awards like these are an important way to recognise those who might otherwise remain unsung heroes.”