Cloisters received a special mention for its long and extensive commitment to pro bono work at the Bar Pro Bono Awards at the Bar Conference on 17 October 2015.
Lord Goldsmith, the Bar Pro Bono Unit President and Chair of the Award judging panel, said ‘this is exemplified by their members’ collectively taking on over 140 pro bono cases in the past year.”
The commitment to pro bono work is core to the culture of Cloisters and we are proud to be a long-standing supporter of the BPBU.
The Bar Pro Bono Unit has seen a continuous rise in the number of applications from members of the public who cannot obtain legal aid or afford the services of a barrister.
In addition to supporting BPBU by taking on large caseloads, many of which are challenging and complex, Cloisters also has a highly active art committee that arranges for artists to exhibit their works free of charge on the basis that 10% of art sales goes to the Unit.