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


If you are applying for legal help, there may be delays in processing applications between now and mid-January due to the backlog from our closure over the festive season. We are doing our utmost to respond as quickly as possible.

Please be patient, particularly if your hearing dates or deadlines are not urgent.


News & Events

Bar Pro Bono Award 2017: Winner Announced!

6 Nov 2017

Tanya Murshed is the winner of the Bar Pro Bono Award 2017 for her outstanding pro bono work assisting convicted individuals on death row in Uganda. A special commendation has also been awarded this year to Kirsty Brimelow QC, Chair of the Bar Human Rights Committee, in recognition of her outstanding long-term contribution to assisting on human rights issues around the world. 

From the Blog

Law School Challenge 2016/17 - Results

Rebecca Heald

The Law School Challenge is an annual event which encourages students to come together and support both the Unit and LawWorks by fundraising in their Universities/Sixth Forms. The Challenge ran from October 2016 and concluded on 14th April 2017.