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 partners with LegalEx for third year in a row

Once again, Advocate is delighted to be asked to partner with LegalEx, the biggest legal technology exhibition and conference in the UK.

Pro bono cases leave their mark on QC applications

The Guidance for Applicants for the QC application process has been updated to include pro bono cases in a move endorsed by both the judiciary and members of the senior Bar.

Advocate launches YBA: Young Bar Advocate!

Through YBA, members will have the opportunity to build a network of like-minded barristers across England and Wales and across multiple areas of law, to support each other while providing access to justice and building a successful practice.