Dr Tunde Okewale MBE’s network ‘One Case At A Time’ shortlisted at the Chambers Europe Awards 2021
Doughty Street Chambers is delighted to announce Dr Tunde Okewale MBE’s network ‘One Case At A Time’ has been shortlisted for Outstanding Network/Group within the Diversity and Inclusion categories at Chambers Europe Awards 2021.
Tunde is a leading junior barrister at DSC with an established practice in general and serious crime. A string of serious and high profile cases have earned him a reputation as meticulous and diligent.
One Case At A Time (“OCAAT”) is an independent, apolitical, non-profit organisation based in the United Kingdom. Its mission is to facilitate access to justice, funding and legal representation for disenfranchised minorities with a specific focus for Black people (forming part of the Black African diaspora) who may have been victims of injustice in the courts or any other emanations of the State. Without placing limits on its ambition, we envisage doing this through advancing appeals, assisting individuals navigate complaint processes and participating in other public interest litigation in the civil and criminal courts. One Case At A Time (OCAAT), was set up by 5 St Andrews Hill’s Alexandra Wilson, Freeths trainee solicitor Isaac Eloi, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld’s Raifa Rafiq and Dr Tunde Okewale MBE. The quartet’s legal groups have come together to launch this new initiative to facilitate funding and legal representation for disenfranchised minorities with a specific focus on Black African individuals (including all Black people forming part of the African diaspora) with Clifford Chance providing financial and giving the organisation pro bono advice as it incorporates as a charity and company. OCAAT has been able to tap into Clifford Chance’s client network, with the Bank of America providing pro bono advice to OCAAT.
More information can be found here.
The Chambers Europe Awards recognise achievements over the past 12 months including outstanding work, impressive strategic growth and excellence in client service. They honour the work of national and international law firms across the region based on the research for the recent edition of Chambers Europe.
The winners are set to be announced via an virtual ceremony on 22nd April 2021 and the full shortlist can be found here.