Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Winners 2021

A huge well done to the LAPG Team for organising and hosting yet another amazing event. We feel so proud to sponsor such a wonderful event that celebrates the standouts of this industry. We look forward to joining the awards again next year.

Congratulations to all the finalists and the winners of the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year awards 2021.

Winners of #LALY21

Disability Rights (sponsored by Bidwell Henderson)

Kirsty StuartIrwin Mitchell

Social Welfare (sponsored by Garden Court Chambers)

Andrew SperlingSL5 Legal/Tuckers Solicitors

Legal Aid Newcomer (sponsored by CILEx)

Audrey Cherryl MoganGarden Court Chambers

Legal Aid Team (sponsored by Accesspoint)

Matthew Gold & Co Public Law & Community Care Team

Legal Aid Barrister (sponsored by The Bar Council)

Tessa Buchanan – Garden Court Chambers

Family (sponsored by Resolution)

Cris McCurleyBen Hoare Bell

Public Law (sponsored by DG Legal)

Rakesh Singh – Public Law Project

Housing (sponsored by One Pump Court)

Kathleen Cosgrove – Greater Manchester Law Centre

Legal Aid Firm/Not-for-profit Agency (sponsored by The Law Society)


Criminal Defence (sponsored by Doughty Street Chambers)

Suzanne O’Connell – Tuckers Solicitors

Regional Legal Aid Firm/Not-for-profit Agency (sponsored by The Legal Education Foundation)

Law Centre Northern Ireland

Outstanding Achievement (sponsored by Matrix Chambers)

Adam Hundt – Deighton Pierce Glynn & Alex Goodman – Landmark Chambers