STUART LUKE WINS LEGAL AID LAWYER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Stuart Luke, who heads our Public Law and Community Care team, won the prestigious Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Award (LALY) for his outstanding work in the field of Social and Welfare law at a ceremony held in London last night (5th July 2017).

The LALY Awards, now in their 15th year, are presented annually and recognise the immeasurable contribution that legal aid lawyers make to social justice and the rule of law. The awards were presented by Baroness Doreen Lawrence.

Stuart had been nominated for the award by the Refugee Council and supported by a number of eminent barristers with whom he has worked on a series of notable cases in the High Court, Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court, as well as the European Court of Justice.

Accepting the award, Stuart praised the achievements of all nominees and paid tribute to the people with whom he has worked including charity staff, barristers and colleagues at Bhatia Best

Stuart with Francesco Jeff, Senior Children’s Adviser at the Refugee Council , and Azeem Suterwalla barrister from Monckton Chambers.