Zia Nabi, a housing barrister at Doughty Street Chambers, took home the Outstanding Achievement Award

Legal aid champions got some well-deserved recognition at the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year (LALY) awards on 12 July.

Finalists gathered in London to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the awards, organised by the Legal Aid Practitioners Group, with the ceremony held in-person for the first since before lockdown.

“Congratulations to all the winners and finalists who work tirelessly on behalf of people faced with the most difficult circumstances,” said Law Society president, I. Stephanie Boyce.

“Legal aid is critically underfunded despite being a crucial bedrock of justice. Increased eligibility for legal aid through means test reform is a welcome development, but sustained investment is needed...

Suzanne Townley
News Editor
Solicitors Journal

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