Madeleine Southey completes Advocate’s pupil pledge

20 June 2024

Pupil barrister Madeleine Southey completed her 1st pro bono assignment fulfilling Advocate’s pupil pledge.

Madeleine defended a vulnerable man with disabilities in an application for an anti-social behaviour injunction against him because of his refusal to give his landlord access to his home.

She successfully argued that his conduct did not amount to housing-related anti-social behaviour.

Advocate caseworker Beth said she enjoyed working with Madeleine and appreciated her ‘enthusiasm and thoroughness’.

About Advocate's pupil pledge

Advocate is the Bar’s national pro bono charity. It launched the pupil pledge in 2023.

From their second six onwards, pupil barristers can take on pro bono work through a pro bono scheme, law centre or other organisation to complete the pledge.