1MCB Chambers was proud to sponsor the launch of Evolve: Foundation for International Legal Assistance at The Gherkin this summer.

Evolve’s objective is to improve access to justice and promote fairness, efficiency and integrity within the criminal justice system of Uganda. The organisation was founded by Tanya Murshed who has been undertaking pro bono work in Uganda since 2013. The initiative is supported by several members of Chambers.

The event, hosted by international law firm Kirkland and Ellis and sponsored by 1MCB Chambers, was attended by many eminent members of the legal profession and heads of organisations within the human rights and development sector. The speakers were Tanya Murshed, Sir Fazle Hasan Abed (Founder and Chairperson of BRAC) and Lord Alton of Liverpool (Vice Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Uganda Group).

Our Head of Chambers John Benson QC hailed the event as “inspirational” and a “tremendous success”.