We are delighted to announce that Michael Etienne won the 'Future Leader: Diversity and Inclusion' Award at Chambers UK Bar Awards 2020.
Michael has a broad public law and human rights practice encompassing actions against the state in various forms but with a focus on cases involving detaining authorities, particularly police forces and prisons.
He is frequently instructed on cases that give rise to issues of systemic discrimination, whether in the detention context or in his education law work.
Michael takes an active interest in issues of diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. As such, he is a member of the Steering Committees for the Black Barristers' Network, Black Men in Law Network and recently launched Bridging The Bar initiative.
He was also shortlisted as Young Pro Bono Barrister of the Year in the Advocate Pro Bono Awards 2020.
Watch his acceptance speech below.