Pro Bono

Giving back: Pro bono work at Becket Chambers

Pupils and barristers at Becket Chambers are encouraged to use their legal skills to benefit those who would otherwise find it difficult to access the legal system. This could be by way of giving free legal advice or representing a party to proceedings without fee. It brings numerous benefits, not only to the clients but also to the barristers, as some of our members explain:


Nicole Jennings

“I volunteer with the Kent Law Clinic offering free advice sessions on a range of civil and family matters. I usually see between 3-5 clients every session. The majority of clients are very concerned with their lack of knowledge of the legal system and my advice will often encompass practical points such as explaining court procedure and what forms should be completed.


I have volunteered with various free legal advice organisations throughout university, law school, employment and now whilst at Becket Chambers. I think it is important to give back and help others who are not fortunate enough to be able to afford legal advice which can be very costly.


Free legal advice clinics are also a great opportunity for students to get involved, be exposed to real life legal issues and learn from those in practice.”


Christian Fox

Christian Fox volunteers with a national charity, Advocate, which matches barristers with those needing representation.

“I signed up as I feel the justice system is not equal and does not provide access to those who often most need it. It is also advantageous to my career as I am able to work in areas that are not those of my normal practice, and may work with others who are more senior.”


For more information, ask one of our members or contact:

Kent Law Clinic:


Christian Fox

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