A message from The Lady Chief Justice of England and Wales, The Baroness Carr of Walton-on-the-Hill

I am delighted to be the Patron of the Pro Bono Recognition List of England & Wales. The List recognises barristers and solicitors who have given 25 hours or more pro bono legal assistance over the last year. The initiative is supported by the Law Society, the Bar Council and all the major pro bono organisations under the aegis of the Attorney General’s Pro Bono Committee. I would encourage all eligible lawyers to submit their names.

Solicitors and barristers have a long history of volunteering their time to provide free legal advice and representation to individuals and charities who cannot otherwise pay for help. Pro bono is not a substitute for legal aid, but it is a valuable part of our system of justice, working alongside the advice sector. It is encouraging to see how much pro bono work is being undertaken across England & Wales; yet most lawyers’ individual contributions are unsung, when they should be recognised and celebrated.

I am keen through this new initiative to recognise all those lawyers who give their time pro bono to help others and make a difference in their community, and look forward to be able to thank all those involved.

Join the Pro Bono Recognition List

Submissions for the 2024 Recognition List have now closed. The Recognition List will be published in June.

Group submissions

Download bulk submission form

Employers can make one bulk submission for all the solicitors and barristers employed in their organisation. Please download the template excel spreadsheet and send it to contact@probonorecognitionlist.org.uk. We can only accept bulk submissions in this format.

Individual solicitor submissions

Individual solicitor submission

Individual solicitors can make their own submissions using the link above.

Individual barrister submissions

Individual barrister submission

Individual barristers can make their own submissions using the link above.

Organisations supporting the Pro Bono Recognition List of England & Wales include: