Signing up to Advocate’s chambers pro bono framework

19 June 2023

We are proud to have signed Advocate’s chambers pro bono framework.

The framework confirms our continuing commitment to pro bono work and improving access to justice.

As the bar’s national pro bono charity, Advocate wants to enable every chambers in England and Wales to help address the growing need to support individuals in desperate need of legal assistance, who cannot obtain legal aid or afford counsel.

By signing up to the framework, we have pledged to complete 4 actions within a calendar year:

  • Appoint pro bono champions - our barrister pro bono champion is Lily Cooke, our clerk pro bono champion is deputy senior clerk Mark Townsend
  • Action pro bono work as a chambers - we do this on an ongoing basis
  • Organise a seminar on pro bono - we host one each year to celebrate Pro Bono Week.
  • Report on the pro bono done - we will do this for the 1st time this year.