Applicant stories

When every avenue leads to a dead end: Sanath’s story

Sanath was a victim of theft who tried repeatedly through every method he could think of to recover the money that was stolen from him. Eventually he went to court with the help of a volunteer barrister.

Creating a more stable home life: David's Story

David was a victim of domestic abuse who found it difficult to stand up for himself. An Advocate barrister helped him get his son out of social care so they could live together as a family again.

The benefits of access to continued representation: Janet's Story

Janet’s story demonstrates how our volunteer barristers’ continuing help can provide much needed strength and change people’s lives when they are fighting for justice on multiple fronts.

Legal support as a lifeline: Peter and Susan’s story

Legal help can be a lifeline for desperate litigants in person. Two of our elderly applicants facing bankruptcy and homelessness were able to remain in the home they had shared together for decades thanks to Advocate’s work.

How emergency assistance can make a difference: Sophie's Story

The courts and tribunals process can be extremely stressful for litigants in person, and this difficulty becomes more complex for those experiencing stress-related health issues. The timely assistance of an excellent barrister can come as a welcome relief.

Fighting for a more hopeful future: Joseph’s Story

Joseph was severely injured in a mugging, leaving him with serious physical and psychological injuries. After a four year-long fight, he was finally awarded £300,000 in compensation.