Advocate news

Advocate places record-breaking 1,000 pieces of work in 2020

Tuesday 8th September 2020

The Advocate team is delighted to announce that, despite the unprecedented challenges faced by barristers in 2020, we have placed 1,000 pieces of work so far this year. We are overwhelmed with gratitude to our volunteer barristers for their loyalty and dedication to providing access to justice for our applicants.  

Pro Bono Week 2020: Pro bono and the pandemic

Tuesday 1st September 2020

Pro Bono Week will take place this year from 2nd to 6th November. In this year of unprecedented challenges, for both the voluntary and legal sectors, the role of pro bono legal assistance has never been more important. The overarching theme of Pro Bono Week 2020 is “Pro bono: Through the pandemic and beyond.

Advocate secures funding for improved phone line

Wednesday 12th August 2020

Advocate is delighted to announce funding for new phones and a full training programme for the team members who operate the enquiries line.

2020 Bar Pro Bono Award nominations are now open!

Monday 20th July 2020

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

Thursday 7th May 2020

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

Tuesday 5th May 2020

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.

Join in the 2.6 challenge and help raise funds for Advocate

Thursday 16th April 2020

The 2.6 challenge aims to help charities that would have raised money from the London Marathon to plug the fundraising gap in a fun and inventive way

Achieving access to justice in the lockdown

Tuesday 14th April 2020

Shyam Popat, Advocate's COO, describes the race to go from paper to digital in less than a week

Coronavirus update

Tuesday 24th March 2020

Please keep checking this page for updates to our service and how to apply to Advocate.

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