About the Employed Bar Awards (EBAs)

The EBAs showcase the wealth of talent amongst employed barristers. Launched in 2017, they celebrate the vital contributions that employed barristers make across numerous practice areas. 

The Awards are presented for high quality legal advice and an outstanding contribution by employed barristers to the work of their organisations and the law more generally.

The judging panel will include senior members of the profession and judiciary, alongside the Chair of the Bar, Mark Fenhalls QC.

Awards categories 

  1. Employed Barrister of the Year in the Public Sector
  2. Employed Barrister of the Year in a Law Firm
  3. Employed Barrister of the Year in Commerce, Finance or Industry
  4. Employed Barrister of the Year in the Armed Forces
  5. Legal Team* of the Year

*Any team submission may include other legal professionals but must include at least one employed barrister

The awards timeline

4 May 2022 – Nominations open

22 June 2022 – Nominations close (extended one week)

14 July 2022 – Shortlist announced

20 October 2022 – Employed Bar Awards – Awards ceremony where winners are announced and dinner

 

Sponsors 

  • Awards partner: The Honourable Society of Gray's Inn
  • Employed Barrister of the Year: Public Sector: Inner Temple
  • Employed Barrister of the Year in a Law Firm: Lincoln’s Inn
  • Employed Barrister of the Year in Commerce, Finance or Industry: The Honourable Society of Gray's Inn
  • Employed Barrister of the Year in the Armed Forces: BAE Systems
  • Employed Legal Team* of the Year: Government Legal Department
  • The Employed Bar Awards are also sponsored by the Bar Association for Commerce, Finance and Industry (BACFI)

Find out more about the Employed Bar Awards sponsors.

Logos of our Employed Bar Award sponsors: The Honourable Society of Gray's Inn, Inner Temple, Lincoln’s Inn, BAE Systems, Government Legal Department, BACFI

 

Previous winners

View a list of nominees and winners of Employed Bar Awards from 2017, 2018 and 2020.