Bar Pro Bono Hub
barristers devote their time to pro bono work, whether that be
providing legal advice or representation for free to those in need,
or by volunteering their skills in another capacity, such as giving
careers advice in schools, acting as a trustee, even coaching a
team of students for a mock trial competition.
The Bar Pro Bono Hub has been created in conjunction with the
Bar Pro Bono Board to demonstrate the varied and important work
barristers do on a pro bono basis.
is the Bar doing on pro bono?
The Bar Council established the Bar Pro Bono
Board in 2016. Find out who sits on the Board and about
its role here.
The Bar Pro Bono Unit is the Bar's
national charity that makes it possible for barristers to balance a
dedicated practice with making a significant contribution to the
community. The Unit matches members of the public who need
help with barristers who are willing to donate their time and
expertise in deserving cases for those who are unable to obtain
legal aid and cannot afford to pay.
The Unit is an application based service which members of the
public can access via referral from advice agencies, law centres,
or their local MP. Over 3600 barristers including a
third of all QC's have committed to take on pro bono cases on
behalf of our applicants.
bono at the Bar in action
Bar Prono Unit
Award Winner 2016
chambers recognised for charity
Journalist says thanks to pro bono
Guest Blog: Is pro bono the way
Guest Blog: Bar Pro Bono Unit Chief Executive -
why the Bar's voluntary work is so vital
Bar Pro Bono Unit - Blog Page
Bar in the Community Case Studies
National Pro Bono Week 2016
Walks 2017 (
Bar Council's Fundraising Page)
barristers provide pro bono support?
Through what route do barristers provide pro bono
% taking route and range in
Bar Pro Bono Unit
(21%) 1-100 hours pa
Other Schemes e.g. CLIPS etc.
(8%) 2-30 hours pa
Legal Advice Centres
(6%) 1-240 hours pa
Informally through a solicitor
(37.5%) 1-800 hours pa
(18%) 1-400 hours pa
(14%) 2-300 hours pa
opportunities for barristers
There are many ways that barristers can get involved in pro bono
work. Click here to find out what pro bono
opportunities there are.
Why do pro bono?
and case studies from the Bar