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Volunteer – pro bono

Bristol Law Centre has an outstanding reputation for pro bono work and has offered pro bono client services for over 30 years. Many of our volunteers stay with us for 20+ years – showing how committed they are to helping clients. One volunteer won Bristol’s Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year 2018 (read more here).

We always need more qualified lawyers to help and support more people, please click ‘find out more’ below 

We currently run two main services: Bristol Law Clinic (face to face) and also advice by phone where possible, visit our family law and employment pages for more information about these services. We also now have a civil litigation offer.

Our services are delivered largely by family and employment law volunteer lawyers – specialists with 2 years PQE (or equivalent) being a solicitor, barrister or chartered legal executive.

Although we provide support for litigants in person (particularly in family cases) and anyone who falls in the gap for current provision; we are building up momentum and contacts to offer new areas of law such as public law, immigration and housing – if you have an interest in any of these areas do get in touch.

Our Volunteer Stories

Find out how our volunteers have helped and how you too could make a difference.

Other ways to help


You can help us today by giving any amount. We need people like you to ensure our work continues and people who need it can access justice.


Funders & sponsors

We couldn't help people across Bristol and the South West without the generous help of our funders and sponsors.


Fundraise for us

From cake sales to sponsored swims, you could help raise funds for essential legal advice


Leave a Legacy

Your will is the chance for you to give to a cause that you feel passionately about. And, a gift in your will is completely free from inheritance tax.


Volunteer – general

We always need volunteers to help us run the centre. From admin to marketing, there are many ways you can support our work.


Reception Volunteer

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Volunteer – pro bono

We have an outstanding reputation for pro bono work and have offered these services for over 30 years.


Volunteer – welfare benefits

We recruit law students into the Welfare Benefits team to run ESA and PIP appeals; and Upper Tribunal appeals support.