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


Pro Bono Pledge - Can you pledge 25 hours of pro bono in 2023?

Without your pledge, people in real need will go without the help the law can bring. Pledge your pro bono hours today!

Can you help us place 50 family cases in November 2023?

Can you help us reach our target of placing 50 family cases by the end of November 2023 to meet the growing demand in requests for assistance?

Information for Retiring Lawyers

Retired lawyers report that doing pro bono work or non-legal volunteering in retirement is a very rewarding way to spend their time and give back to their communities, while utilising their extensive legal skills. The National Pro Bono Centre with Advocate and LawWorks has put together practical information explaining how to do pro bono work in retirement, as well as ways to give your time.