Bar Pro Bono Hub

Many barristers devote their time to pro bono work by providing legal advice or representation for free to those in need, or by volunteering their skills in another capacity e.g. careers advice in schools, acting as a trustee or even coaching a team of students for a mock trial competition.

Providing Leadership

The Bar Council established a dedicated Committee to support pro bono work in 2016. Details of current members and its terms of reference can be found here. If you want to contact the Committee please email us

The Bar Council's Pro Bono Committee is responsible for:

  • Collecting (and communicating) information about the Bar (and individual barrister's) Pro Bono activity

  • Working with partners to support pro bono activity (and tackle any barriers faced by barristers interested in pro bono work)

  • Supporting pro bono charities

To achieve these objectives, the Committee works closely with Advocate: The pro bono charity of the Bar.

Click here for Pro Bono Stories and Stars

Click here for Blogs and News

Click here for Pro Bono Statistics 

Other Activities

1. Pro Bono Week

To find out more about this annual celebration of Pro Bono Work please see the The National Pro Bono Centre  .

2. Legal Walks 

The Bar Council along with others across the profession support the legal walks. For more information go here

3. Information 

For more information on Pro Bono Schemes and Opportunites available to barristers  please click here

For more information on other types of volunteering e.g. being a trustee or a school governor please see the  Bar in the Community

The Bar Council along with the Law Society and CILEx published  Guide to Pro Bono: Free Legal Advice in England and Wales.