Chambers Pro Bono Framework


The Chambers Pro Bono Framework (The Framework) is an opportunity for all Chambers in England and Wales to establish their commitment to undertaking pro bono work and improving access to justice. 

As the Bar’s national pro bono charity, Advocate wants to make it possible for every Chambers to be part of the solution and to help us effectively address the growing need to support individuals in desperate need of legal assistance, who cannot obtain legal aid or afford counsel.

The Framework provides the opportunity to strengthen and highlight the pro bono ethos of your Chambers and makes it possible for everyone, both barristers and staff, to contribute.

By signing up to The Framework, Chambers commits to four actions within a calendar year, these are:

(1) Appoint Pro Bono Champions

(2) Action pro bono work as a Chambers

(3) Organise a seminar on pro bono

(4) Report on the pro bono done

Click here to read The Framework

See the list of participating chambers here.

Sign up here to establish The Framework in your Chambers. 

Benefits of establishing The Framework

  • Help the increasing number of people in desperate need of legal assistance who cannot afford to pay and cannot obtain legal aid.
  • Support your barristers to make use of the opportunities that pro bono work presents to develop their skills and expand their practice.
  • Be listed among the participating Chambers, and display The Chambers Pro Bono Framework logo to demonstrate your commitment to establishing a pro bono ethos in Chambers.

How to sign up

Sign up here and let Advocate know that you are committed to incorporating The Framework in Chambers.

Your name is added to the list of participating Chambers and Advocate will be in touch regularly to support you.

Upon completion of the four actions

  • Chambers that complete all four actions will receive The Chambers Pro Bono Framework certificate for that year, alongside our digital marketing pack for promoting your pro bono work and your Chambers' commitment to access to justice. These can be used on your website, social media, award nominations, or submissions for the legal directories.


Click the links below to explore more

  1. The Framework FAQs
  2. What support is available?
  3. Set up a meeting with the Advocate team.