Domestic Abuse Response Alliance (DARA) wins Pro Bono Initiative of the Year at The Lawyer Awards 2023

Slaughter and May, alongside Travers Smith, Reed Smith, Hogan Lovells, Latham & Watkins, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Debevoise & Plimpton, DLA Piper and Eversheds Sutherland has been recognised at The Lawyer Awards 2023, winning the Pro Bono Initiative of the Year category. The firms were recognised for the impactful work of the Domestic Abuse Response Alliance (DARA), representing individuals suffering from domestic abuse.

The annual Lawyer Awards celebrate legal excellence presented by law firms, legal teams, and individuals in the UK.

DARA volunteers have acted for dozens of clients suffering from sexual abuse, physical violence, control, coercion, economic abuse, stalking and harassment, appearing as advocates to help them obtain protective orders. DARA is a collaborative project, working with LawWorks, the National Centre for Domestic Violence (NCDV) and Beck Fitzgerald, providing end-to-end representation and advocacy support for domestic abuse survivors seeking protective orders against their abusers.