Mass Ndow- Njie is an award-winning Barrister practicing at 7 Bedford Row Chambers in London. He is also the Founder and Chairperson of Bridging the Bar, a charity that aims to support aspiring barristers from black and other underrepresented groups in the UK. Within his legal practice, Mass, has a multi-disciplinary approach and accepts instructions across various practice areas.
Mass work has been recognized in several prominent legal and non-legal spaces. In July 2020, Mass became the first ever Pupil Barrister in the UK to be awarded ‘Barrister of the Week’ by The Lawyer Magazine. In January 2021, Mass was recognized by a leading charity Advocate as the ‘Pro-bono Hero of the Month.’ In November 2021, Mass picked up two awards after he was declared the winner of the Middle Temple Young Barristers Association (MTYBA) Rule of Law Essay Competition and commended as a Future Leader at the 2021 UK Bar Awards hosted by Chambers & Partners. In January 2022, Mass was listed amongst the ‘Hot 100’ Lawyers across the UK.
From an early age, Mass did not believe that a career at the Bar was possible for him, primarily because he did not fit the conventional image of a practicing barrister in the UK. Recognizing that his achievements in the law can inspire others, Mass has dedicated himself to opening the doors of opportunity for people from non-traditional backgrounds.
Mass has written numerous articles on diversifying the legal profession in the UK.
He has also delivered keynote speeches within various academic and legal spaces. Mass has spoken to audiences in the UK Supreme Court, the Inns of Court, and multiple universities, including the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge.