Last night, 6th November 2019, at the Advocate Pro Bono Awards, Head of Chambers Anthony Metzer QC was awarded Pro Bono QC of the year. Sanaz Saifolahi, of the immigration team, was recognised as ‘highly commended’ in the Junior Pro Bono barrister of the year category.
Both Anthony and Sanaz were recognised for their extensive pro bono work in the case of Banger, which was heard in the Upper Tribunal (IAC) as well as the Court of Justice of the EU with proceedings spanning several years and resulting in fundamental changes being made to the law, as well as for their commitment to other pro bono work. Previous news posts on the case can be accessed here and further details of Anthony’s and Sanaz’ nominations can be seen in the extracts from the Awards brochure below.
Chambers is very proud of Anthony’s and Sanaz’ recognition and congratulates them both for their respective award and commendation. Chambers would also like to extend their congratulations to the other winners and nominees as well as to thank Advocate and its dedicated team for all of their hard-work in organising such a successful awards evening and their commitment to pro bono work throughout the year.