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 places record-breaking 1,000 pieces of work in 2020

The Advocate team is delighted to announce that, despite the unprecedented challenges faced by barristers in 2020, we have placed 1,000 pieces of work so far this year. We are overwhelmed with gratitude to our volunteer barristers for their loyalty and dedication to providing access to justice for our applicants.  

Pro Bono Week 2020: Pro bono and the pandemic

Pro Bono Week will take place this year from 2nd to 6th November. In this year of unprecedented challenges, for both the voluntary and legal sectors, the role of pro bono legal assistance has never been more important. The overarching theme of Pro Bono Week 2020 is “Pro bono: Through the pandemic and beyond.

Advocate secures funding for improved phone line

Advocate is delighted to announce funding for new phones and a full training programme for the team members who operate the enquiries line.