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

Advocate is recruiting for marketing and finance advisory roles

Marketing and finance professionals (not necessarily from the legal field) are wanted to lend their expertise to Advocate's Management Board on a pro bono basis 

Nominations open for this year's Bar Pro Bono Awards

In another tough year for both barristers and applicants, there has been so much amazing pro bono work done by the Bar.

Spotlight on casework

In the first of a series of blogs from the casework team, Caroline reflects on the impact of the lockdown on applications and the highs and lows of her work.