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

Where can you meet with Advocate this year?

The Advocate team will be getting out and about in 2022, and we hope you might come and join us in a location near you. We will be hosting seminars and attending Legal Walks, sharing the stories of the amazing pro bono work being undertaken by the Bar and learning how we can better support you in your region to undertake pro bono work.

Advocate Chair honours outgoing trustees

With immense gratitude we thank Philip Brook Smith QC, Andrew Hillier QC and Nick Hanning for their time on the Advocate trustee board. 

Please join this year's #DonateToAdvocate campaign!

Every year we ask for the profession's support to fund Advocate when renewing practising certificates. Find out why it's so important to us here.