Edwin Coe is delighted to announce that Thomas Johnson has completed Advocate’s 25 for 25: Pro Bono Challenge. Advocate is the Bar’s pro bono charity which is celebrating its 25th anniversary and is challenging barristers to complete 25 pro bono hours for clients who are often in quite desperate situations.

Thomas was instructed to appear for an Iranian defendant at trial arising from allegations concerning conversion of sums received using ‘Havaleh’, an honour based ‘banking’ system.

Thomas achieved a positive result for the defendant and the claimant’s claim has been dismissed. Congratulations Thomas.

Further information on the 25 for 25: the Pro Bono Challenge is available on Advocate’s website.

Update November 2022: Advocate have compiled a report which highlights the impact barristers have made. Alongside the many chambers who are listed, Edwin Coe is mentioned (see page 6). We are one of only a handful of law firms that have committed employed barristers to this work.


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With 43 Partners, we are ranked 115 in the 2022 edition of The Lawyer ‘UK 200’ law firms and are recommended in all the major legal directories. We provide clients with innovative, tailored and integrated legal services and combine a highly personal and responsive service with industry leading expertise.

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