We exist because committed barristers across England and Wales
care about access to justice for everyone

We match members of the public who need free legal help with barristers who are willing to donate their time and expertise in deserving cases for those who are unable to obtain legal aid and cannot afford to pay.

Advocate is the Bar’s national pro bono charity that makes it possible for barristers to balance a dedicated practice with making a significant contribution to the community.


We really need your support

Advocate is an independent charity that relies on donations to meet all its running costs.

Get involved by donating, organising an event, or running for access to justice

#ProBono35 – Supporting access to justice for everyone

As the AtP renewal process approaches, Rebecca Wilkie, Advocate’s CEO, highlights why supporting Advocate through the #ProBono35 campaign makes a real difference in improving access to justice.

Applying for Pupillage: Hear a Young Barrister's Top Ten Tips

Ahead of the upcoming deadline for pupillage application, Advocate Panel Member and former caseworker, Markus Findlay, shares his top ten tips for securing pupillage.

Donate your #ProBono35 to Advocate

The #ProBono35 campaign encourages barristers to donate £35 to Advocate when renewing their practising certificates through the Bar Council's MyBar portal.