Baker McKenzie is proud to announce a win at the 2024 The Lawyer Awards, for the Pro Bono Initiative of the Year.
The Firm was recognised for its work representing the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) as interveners in litigation relating to the UK-Rwanda asylum partnership. 
The all-female Baker McKenzie team working on the case was led by Disputes Partner and London head of the firm's Regulatory, Public & Media law team, Joanna Ludlam, Disputes Associates Lucy Player-Bishop, Natalie Haydon and Olivia Strafford, and trainees Cristina Thornton, Alexandra Booysen and Elizabeth Barbeary.
Commenting on the award, Jo Ludlam said: “This really has been an unforgettable case to work on and I am thrilled that the work of our team has been recognised with this award. It has been a pleasure to support the UNHCR on this profoundly important work.  Working alongside its in-house team, which has unparalleled expertise in the area of international refugee law, has been a superb development opportunity for our own team, and we are proud to have made a difference.”
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