Philip Leach, European Human Rights Advocacy Centre (Middlesex University)

Philip Leach is a solicitor, academic and author. He’s also the co-founder of the European Human Rights Advocacy Centre and has been at the heart of ground-breaking cases. A true champion of human rights.

Colleagues from the European Human Rights Advocacy Centre collected the award on behalf of Philip Leach

Highly commended

Sonal Ghelani, The Migrants’ Law Project, Islington Law Centre

Sonal Ghelani is nominated for her dedication and commitment representing Detention Action, a charity which has brought a series of legal challenges to the detained fast-track asylum procedure, protecting the rights of asylum seekers to a fair asylum procedure.

Stephen Grosz QC, Bindmans LLP

Stephen Grosz QC built the public law and human rights practice at Bindmans LLP and has been at the cutting edge of human rights litigation throughout his outstanding career. He is an imaginative and creative lawyer, who has often anticipated the next big legal development. At the same time, he never loses sight of the human dimension to his cases, and the needs of his individual clients.