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

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

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.

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

Calling all Practice Managers and Clerks: share your story!

Practice managers and clerks are integral to what we do at Advocate, helping us to find counsel and place work. We want to share your stories, so please consider contributing.

Advocate's 25th anniversary

Advocate is turning 25 years old in 2021! Our Chair and CEO write about what the future holds and how to share your story to help us celebrate this important anniversary.

Why your £35 means so much to Advocate

Find out why it's so important to Advocate to keep the £35 box ticked when renewing your practising certificate.