Advocate

Give people hope for justice - 2019 appeal!

Truth, fairness, justice. Big words. Those facing the legal system with no means to pay for a lawyer feel desperately alone, angry and wronged by others and the system. Help us give hundreds of people across England and Wales access to justice through the help of volunteer barristers.

Donations open 12:00 PM, 3 December 2019 to 12:00 PM, 10 December 2019

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1057620)

Campaign target

£10,000

Amount raised

£10,879

Donations

64

Championed by Human Rights Fund

  • Thank you so much, you honestly don't know how happy this has made me. My barrister is someone I feel safe with.

    — Advocate Applicant

  • You kind of saved my life. I never said it before but you were amazing, so thank you. This case was so important to show that people like me can win! I couldn't have done it without your support.

    — Advocate Applicant

  • Thank you for finding someone to help me. I was dreading the prospect of representing myself and now I can relax and enjoy Christmas. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

    — Advocate Applicant

Situation

There are an increasing number of vulnerable people facing court alone because they have no way of paying for expert legal help. They might be struggling to see their children, be close to losing their home, have been defrauded or be facing an employment or immigration tribunal alone. Without proper legal advice and representation, people have much less chance of justice.

Solution

On average, we hear from 50 new people every week facing a complicated legal problem alone. We help those that are eligible for assistance by searching for a barrister who has agreed to volunteer their time and expertise. The lawyer may offer legal advice, drafting of documents or actual representation in court; saving the vulnerable person from the terror and stress of trying to present their legal case to a judge alone.