The Bar Pro Bono Unit is a charity which helps to find pro bono (free) legal assistance from volunteer barristers.

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30th Annual Bar and Young Bar Conference

The Bar Pro Bono Unit are delivering a session at the conference which is held in London on 17th October 2015.

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Bank Holiday Closure

Bank Holiday, Monday 31 August 2015


Please note that the Unit will be closed for the Bank Holiday on Monday 31 August 2015. Staff will not have access to emails or phones. We will re-open at 9am on Tuesday 1 September. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Summer delays

Please be aware that most barristers take their holidays over the summer period. This inevitably means that we experience delays in processing applications for assistance in the period until mid September due to the reduced availability of both our reviewing barristers and volunteer panel barristers. Priority will be given to urgent cases, but even though we will still continue to do our best to process your request for help, we may not be able to reach a decision before any approaching deadlines or hearing dates. Please be patient, particularly if your case has no imminent hearing dates or deadlines.