6th October 2011
Nicholas Leviseur and Mathew Gullick of 3PB have each been nominated for the Bar Pro Bono Award 2011. The annual award, instituted in 1997 by former Attorney-General Lord Goldsmith QC, recognises the contribution of sets of chambers or individual barristers to Pro Bono work. This year there are 20 nominees.
Guy Opperman of 3PB won the Bar Pro Bono Award in 2007 for his outstanding contribution to Pro Bono work on the Western Circuit as well as his work on the challenge to the closure of parts of Savernake Hospital in Wiltshire. Mathew Gullick has been nominated for the award twice before, in 2007 and 2009, on the latter occasion receiving a special commendation from the judges as part of the team of barristers, including Guy Opperman and Caroline Stone of 3PB, who were involved in the Savernake Hospital case.
The full list of nominees for the 2011 Award, which will be presented at the Bar Conference on 5th November, is on the Bar Pro Bono Unit web site.