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

2020 Bar Pro Bono Award nominations are now open!

The Bar's response to pro bono has been incredible this year, so please get nominating your outstanding colleagues!

Advocate places 500 pieces of work this year

With help from thousands of willing barristers, Advocate has placed a record-breaking 500 pieces of work so far in 2020

Advocate welcomes new CEO at key time for access to justice

Advocate (formerly the Bar Pro Bono Unit) is delighted to announce the appointment of Rebecca Wilkie as its new Chief Executive Officer. Rebecca will take up the post at the beginning of July.