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


2022 Bar Pro Bono Awards Nominations Open

Nominations are now open for the 2022 Bar Pro Bono Awards so please nominate your #ProBonoHeroes. In another tough year for both barristers and applicants, there has been lots of amazing pro bono work done by the Bar.

Why we're getting our running shoes on to support access to justice

Two-thirds of the UK population don't know how to get legal advice and 14 million people who live in poverty can't afford to pay for it. Hear from members of the Advocate team on why it is so important to get out there to fundraise for access to justice services.


To celebrate our 25th anniversary year, and as we look to develop access to justice for the next 25 years, we invited barristers to take part in #25for25: The Pro Bono Challenge. And you signed up in your hundreds!