The Alliance for Lawyers at Risk is an independent UK-based pro-bono network, founded in 2010, that provides moral and legal support to lawyers and human rights defenders working in precarious circumstances.
The Alliance was founded in 2010 by Peace Brigades International UK patron, the late Sir Henry Brooke, and has since then been collaborating closely with PBI in providing legal expertise to the human rights defenders PBI accompanies.
On 17 October 2017, the Alliance relaunched its initiative of extending moral and legal support to lawyers and human rights defenders at risk.
The Alliance is run by an Executive Committee, comprised of a President, two Vice-Presidents, the chair and committee members.
Sir Patrick Elias
Retired Lord Justice of Appeal
Professor Christine Chinkin CMG
Former Professor of International Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science
Guy Beringer CBE, QC
Former Chair UK Export Finance, Former Senior Partner of Allen & Overy
Sir Peter Roth
Justice of the Chancery Division of the High Court of England and Wales, and President of the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal
Additional EXCO members
Susi Bascon: Peace Brigades International
Courtenay Barklem: Perren Buildings
Dr Silvia Borelli: University of Bedfordshire
Mark Cunningham QC: Maitland Chambers
Tony Fisher: Fisher Jones Greenwood
Stephen Grosz QC (Hon): Bindmans LLP
Richard Hermer QC: Matrix chambers
Jamie McClelland: Fountain Court Chambers
Kelwin Nicholls: Clifford Chance LLP
Ben Silverstone: Matrix Chambers
Laura Templeman: Simmons & Simmons LLP
Geoff Nicholas: Freshfields LLP
Garianne Mellon: Garden Court Chambers