How the Homes for Ukraine Scheme worked

The Bar Council Homes for Ukraine Scheme was designed to match Ukrainian lawyers and civilians who sought accommodation in the United Kingdom to be matched with barristers who had volunteered to open their homes for a minimum period of six months.

This service was available to Ukrainian lawyers via the Ukrainian National Bar Association who expressed their interest in temporarily moving to the United Kingdom.

It was also open to Ukrainian civilians who were made known to the Bar Council by a member of the Bar of England and Wales, or a colleague in their chambers, Bar Standards Board Authorised Body, or Bar Standards Board Licensed Body. 

If you have any questions about the scheme, please contact our Services team.

Find out more about UK visa support for Ukrainian nationals from

Work opportunities in the UK for Ukrainian lawyers

The following opportunities are available to Ukrainian lawyers who are currently staying in the UK and are seeking work:

  • Join Fides Search’s database of Ukrainian lawyers which is helping to find suitable employment opportunities in the UK. 
  • The Ukrainian Lawyers Matching Scheme is organised by the Inner Temple and Middle Temple to match Ukrainian lawyer applicants with individual barristers, chambers or legal organisations based on location, area(s) of practice and experience and opportunities sought and offered.

Immigration advice for Ukrainians

The Bar Council is the representative body of the Bar of England and Wales, but we are not able to recommend barristers to prospective clients or to advise on matters of law.

Ukrainian refugees who are struggling with a legal matter can use one of the following resources to obtain legal advice or representation: