Registered charities in England and Wales
Data for financial year ending 31 March 2019
Bar Pro Bono Unit
- The National Pro Bono Centre, 48-49 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1JF
Aims & activities
The Bar Pro Bono Unit is a charity which helps to find pro bono (free) legal assistance from volunteer barristers throughout England and Wales.
What the charity does
- Other charitable purposes
Who the charity helps
- The general public/mankind
How the charity works
- Provides advocacy/advice/information
Income and Endowments:
Assets and liabilities
- £2.5K Own use assets
- £0.0K Long term investments
- £0.0K Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
- £277.5K Other assets
- £50.7K Total liabilities
Raises funds from the Public
Recognised by HMRC for gift aid
Charitable spending ratios
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Charitable spending (including governance costs) as a percentage of income and endowments received by the charity in the reporting period. Does not include planned future spending.
Costs incurred in generating income as a proportion of total income and endowments received in the reporting period. May include spending to secure future funding.
The percentage of the charity’s total income retained for future use.
Accounts and trustees' annual report
TO PROVIDE LEGAL ADVICE AND REPRESENTATION IN RELATION TO THE PROSECUTION OR DEFENCE OF ACTIONS BEFORE THE COURTS AND TRIBUNALS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OR THE COURT OF JUSTICE OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES AND THE COURT OF FIRST INSTANCE OR THE EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS BY PERSONS WHO BY REASON OF THEIR INADEQUATE MEANS ARE UNABLE TO OBTAIN SUCH ADVICE AND REPRESENTATION FROM THEIR OWN RESOURCES.
Governing documentMEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION INCORPORATED 13TH AUGUST 1996
Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
Conflicts of interest
Land And Property
This charity owns and/or leases land or property.
- 9 Trustees
- 14 Employees
- 4,000 Volunteers
|Trustee||Other trusteeships||Charity status|
|Jane Vivienne Rayson||Bar In The Community||Up-to-date|
|Sir Robin Knowles Cbe (Chair)||Bar In The Community||Up-to-date|
|Financial Markets Law Committee||Up-to-date|
|Richard House Trust||Up-to-date|
|The Legal Advice Centre(University House)||Up-to-date|
|The National Pro Bono Centre||Up-to-date|
|The Rcj And Islington Citizens Advice Bureaux||Up-to-date|
|Nick Hanning||Bar In The Community||Up-to-date|
|Philip Andrew Brook Smith Qc||Bar In The Community||Up-to-date|
|Chris Brrom||None on record|
|Andrew Hillier Qc||Bar In The Community||Up-to-date|
|Diane Sechi||Bar In The Community||Up-to-date|
|Child Poverty Action Group||Up-to-date|
|Sharif Asim Shivji||None on record|
|Sir Anthony James Zacaroli Qc||Bar In The Community||Up-to-date|
Areas of operation
List of regions
- Throughout England And Wales