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 assists with EU Settlement Scheme

Two caseworkers describe how they provided support to volunteer barristers on complex cases, helping vulnerable people apply for the EU Settlement Scheme.

Introducing the Young Bar Advocate Executive Committee

After receiving lots of interest, the Young Bar Advocate Executive Committee has been finalised! Find out who will be contributing to the future of Advocate.

Top Ten tips for taking on pro bono work

For those who may be new to pro bono, Katharine Elliot from 4-5 Gray's Inn Square offers her top ten tips for taking on pro bono work.