Barristers' stories

Rajkiran Barhey and Lucy McCann - Working on a 'David and Goliath' planning law case as a team

Rajkiran and Lucy share how working on this case as a team allowed them to deepen their knowledge of planning and environmental law, reflecting on the rewards of working on pro bono cases such as this where there is a stark inequality of arms.

Pupil story - Adam Singh Hayer

Pupil barrister Adam Singh Hayer from Unit Chambers in Liverpool has shared with us about why he decided to take on the pupil pledge with Advocate, giving advice to other pupil barristers. 

New Term, New Commitment to Advocate?

As the beginning of the new legal term approaches, barrister Emma-Louise Fenelon reflects on her varied and exciting experiences of undertaking pro bono work, and why she encourages other barristers to take the leap and volunteer. 

Yasin Patel's Pro Bono Journey

Hear from Yasin Patel, one of our volunteer barristers who has completed an extraordinary 200 hours of pro bono work so far this year. Yasin shares with us about his fascinating pro bono journey, and how this inspired him to sign up to and exceed the Advocate Pro Bono Pledge.

Hear from Pupil Pledge Completer, Matthew Todd

Pupil barrister Matthew Todd has shared with Kenworthy's Chambers about why he chose to get involved with the Advocate Pupil Pledge, his experience of pro bono work, and why he would encourage other pupils to sign up to the Pupil Pledge. 

Thomas Johnson - hear from an employed barrister volunteer

Thomas Johnson, a barrister in the Class Action and Finance Litigation Team at Edwin Coe LLP, has spoken to us about how he first got involved with Advocate as a panel member. He provides us with his insight into how taking on pro bono work can have unique advantages for the Employed Bar. 

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