We are pleased to announce James Robottom’s nomination for the Bar Pro Bono Awards 2016. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the award, and his nomination is of particular significance as a result.

Described by the Bar Pro Bono Unit as “an extremely effective and caring advocate”, James’ essential advocacy attests to his deep rooted commitment to equality, and the belief that “money should never be a barrier in the way of access to justice”.

James was nominated by the Anti-Trafficking and Labour Exploitation Unit, with whom he works closely on behalf of victims of modern slavery and human trafficking. James’ nomination was also supported by the Death Penalty Project, with whom he has worked since 2002, and by Hogan Lovells LLP and Howells LLP.

James has distinguished himself for the extent and breadth of his pro bono work over the last few years” and his pro bono contributions have made a significant impact in the lives of many. His work is doubtless life changing, and his nomination is very well deserved.

The winner of this year’s award, announced on 15 October, was John Collins of Zenith Chambers in Leeds. Congratulations to both John and James!

To read the nomination in full please click here

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