The winners of the Bar Council Legal Reporting Awards 2021 (from left to right): Martin Bentham; Dominic Casciani; Alex Dackevych.
The winners of the Bar Council Legal Reporting Awards 2021 have now been selected, with the victors sharing a £2,000 prize pot in the competition’s 30th year.
The BBC’s Dominic Casciani and Alex Dackevych triumphed in the broadcast category for Shamima Begum: Justice and the ISIS bride, while the Evening Standard’s Martin Bentham picked up the print/online prize.
Bentham’s winning report was Standard victory as judge rules ‘£14m laundromat’ couple can be revealed. His commitment to pursuing transparency in the courts impressed the judges.
The competition was open to print/online journalists and their broadcast counterparts in recognition of the media's role in promoting a greater understanding of the law.
The winning entry in each category has been awarded £1,000 in prize money.
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