Josef Cannon KC, Andrew Lane and Tara O’Leary commended in inaugural Pro Bono Recognition List

17 Jun 2024

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The inaugural Pro Bono Recognition List of England & Wales has been published, shining a spotlight on the exceptional contributions of barristers and solicitors who have devoted their time and expertise to providing free legal assistance. Among the names recognised for their commitment to pro bono work are Josef Cannon KC, Andrew Lane and Tara O’Leary.

The Recognition List honours legal professionals who have generously donated 25 hours or more of their services over the past year. This initiative is supported by key legal organisations including The Law Society, The Bar Council, and pro bono entities, under the auspices of the Attorney General’s Pro Bono Committee.

The Lady Chief Justice of England and Wales, The Baroness Carr of Walton-on-the-Hill, serves as Patron of the Pro Bono Recognition List. In her message, she expressed profound gratitude and admiration for the honourees:

“I take this opportunity to thank each and every solicitor and barrister who appears on the Recognition List. Each has provided at least 25 hours of legal pro bono last year, with many offering substantially more than that. Those lawyers follow the long tradition of the legal profession in volunteering their time to provide free legal assistance to individuals and charities. 

“Pro bono is not a substitute for legal aid, but it is a valuable part of our system of justice, working alongside the advice sector. The judiciary sees first-hand how pro bono advice and representation helps those who might not otherwise receive legal assistance. I hope that recognition on the List encourages the legal profession to continue its commitment to providing pro bono help to those in need.”

Cornerstone Barristers warmly congratulates Josef, Andrew and Tara.

For more information, visit the Pro Bono Recognition List.