Saria Bashir (pictured centre), partner and Chartered Legal Executive at BHB Law in Coventry, received the CILEx Pro Bono Award last year for her dedication to giving free legal advice to foreign prisoners and members of her community on immigration and human rights matters.

Saria’s portfolio of pro bono work is extensive and has increased since the Legal Aid cuts to immigration were introduced. She’s passionate about pro bono work and talks about her journey into law and winning the award:

What has winning the award meant to you?

For me to receive the award I feel that my attributes have been recognised and more so I am pleased to see how I have impacted lives by carrying out pro bono work. Receiving the award was truly an honour and I am humbled.

Nominations for the 2015 CILEx Awards are open until Monday, 23 February. Find out more about how to nominate here or email:

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