The shortlist of the journalists in the running for this year’s Bar Council Legal Reporting Awards has been published today.
The competition was open to print/online and broadcast journalists in recognition of the media's role in promoting a greater understanding of the law to the public. The winning entries in each category will be awarded £1,000 in prize money.
The standard of entries was exceptionally high this year. For the first time, the Bar Council has chosen to shortlist entries to highlight some of the best legal journalism from 2020.
The winners will be announced later this month.
Print and online:
- Alex Dean – Prospect – Government zealots fix their sights on judicial review
- Catherine Baksi – The Times – Secrets and lies: Jonathan Aitken talks to his prosecutor
- Fariha Karim – The Times - Woman fined £660 for crime that 'doesn't exist'
- Jane Croft and Caroline Binham – Financial Times - Barclays acquittals leave Serious Fraud Office facing the questions
- Jonathan Ames – The Times – Courts in crisis series
- Clive Coleman – BBC Radio Four Today – Covid aggravated backlog in the Crown Courts
- Dr Faye Kirkland, Bernadette Kitterick and Adam Walker – BBC World Service, BBC Six o’clock News, R4 - Prince Fosu inquest: Man died 'in plain sight' at detention centre
- James Clayton, Melanie Newman and Patrick Cowling – BBC Newsnight - “Scandal Brewing” for released under investigation
- Liz Copper, Jaspal Bilkhu, Andy Grindley– BBC Midlands Today - Justice Delayed