Advocate news


2022 Bar Pro Bono Awards Nominations Open

Wednesday 1st June 2022

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

Thursday 23rd June 2022

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.


Tuesday 7th June 2022

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!

Volunteers' Week 2022 is here - Download Advocate's Digital Pack!

Wednesday 1st June 2022

Volunteers' Week 2022 is here, click here to download our Volunteers' Week 2022 Digital Pack. We need YOU to help promote the incredible #probono work volunteers do to achieve fair #accesstojustice for all.

Walk with us on 28th June! #LondonLegalWalk

Friday 20th May 2022

Help raise funds for Advocate, FRU and the London Legal Support Trust at the London Legal Walk on 28th June 2022. Over 600 teams have signed up including over 70 chambers and many more law firms.

Where can you meet with Advocate this year?

Thursday 12th May 2022

The Advocate team will be getting out and about in 2022, and we hope you might come and join us in a location near you. We will be hosting seminars and attending Legal Walks, sharing the stories of the amazing pro bono work being undertaken by the Bar and learning how we can better support you in your region to undertake pro bono work.

Advocate Chair honours outgoing trustees

Friday 18th February 2022

With immense gratitude we thank Philip Brook Smith QC, Andrew Hillier QC and Nick Hanning for their time on the Advocate trustee board. 

Please join this year's #DonateToAdvocate campaign!

Wednesday 9th February 2022

Every year we ask for the profession's support to fund Advocate when renewing practising certificates. Find out why it's so important to us here.

Meet Advocate's new trustees for 2022

Wednesday 19th January 2022

After a busy year celebrating our 25th anniversary, Advocate has appointed three new trustees to the management board to help plan for the next few decades.

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