Magdalene Barrister wins Barrister of the year 2020
The College is delighted at the news that Patrick Green QC (1986) has won The Lawyer’s coveted Barrister of the Year Award for 2020 after securing victory for 550 Sub-postmasters in the Post Office Group Litigation.
Patrick told the College, "It was a great privilege to be able to help a group of people who had been the backbones of their local communities and who had been so badly treated. It was a huge team effort, so it felt strange getting an individual award for it, but I was absolutely delighted to receive it."
Announced on the Henders0n Chambers website:
"Henderson Chambers are delighted and proud to announce that Patrick Green QC has won The Lawyer’s coveted Barrister of the Year Award for 2020.
Following a virtual awards ceremony hosted by Dara O’Briain on Tuesday 3rd November, “Patrick Green QC of Henderson Chambers won Barrister of the Year, after securing victory for 550 Sub-postmasters in the Post Office Group Litigation. “The sheer size of the matter and the novel arguments put forward” made the case stand out in the eyes of the judges.”
Patrick was shortlisted not only for his outstanding victory for 550 Sub-postmasters in their widely-reported fight for justice in the Post Office Group Litigation, but also his success in obtaining two landmark victories in the Supreme Court. The first was obtaining an award of £2 million for Professor Ian Shanks by way of employee patent compensation, following a 13-year legal battle against Unilever. The second was winning the widely-reported Micula v. Romania case, in which the Supreme Court overturned a stay on enforcing an ICSID arbitration award against Romania.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank our clients for their continued support and for the excellent working relationships that make some of these difficult cases work so much easier to do together."
Barrister of the year: Patrick Green QC, Henderson Chambers
The College extends its congratulations to Patrick and the team he represents.
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