Hull handed top trophy in pro bono awards

The University of Hull has scooped the top prize at the LawWorks & Attorney General Student Pro Bono awards for 2012.

Dominic Grieves

Dominic Grieves

The higher education institution was given the trophy for its fledgling legal advice centre that offers a professional, client-focused service to the local community.

In a statement the Attorney General Dominic Grieve QC MP said: “Pro bono work is one of the finest traditions of the legal profession and these awards celebrate a group of dedicated law students who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in their commitment to helping others.”

BPP Law School student Andrianna Yianni won the Best Contribution by an Individual for her commitment to pro bono work as Student Director.

University of Strathclyde scooped a gong for a second year running in the awards. However this year it won Best Team of Students for its law clinic.

Elsewhere, Best New Pro Bono Activity was split between two winners. The University of Kent scooped the award for its Public Access to Land Projects, while the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn won a trophy for its pro bono initiative called Vocalise.