Birmingham Law Society (BLS) welcomed Baroness Doreen Lawrence of Clarendon OBE as guest speaker at its annual pro bono networking event.

Baroness Lawrence spoke about the importance of pro bono and the volunteer lawyers who helped her family during their 20-year battle to secure justice for her murdered son Stephen.

The event, organised by BLS’s Pro Bono Committee, was held during National Pro Bono Week, aimed at celebrating the breadth and impact of pro bono work undertaken by the legal profession.

More than 100 people from the city’s legal sector, along with charitable organisations and advice agencies, attended the event at the office of Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP (WLG).

The event was sponsored by No5 Chambers and WLG.