Answers to our most commonly asked questions … and more.
If you do not find an answer to your query below, please get in touch and we will be happy to answer any questions you have.
The BBA gives assistance to past and present practising members of the Bar (including Judiciary) and their dependants.
Applicants must have had a paid brief. Help is not given to pupils or students.
Financial difficulties caused for a variety of reasons not of the applicants own making but due to circumstances beyond the individuals control. Each case has to be considered by the officers of the BBA committee and deemed needy and deserving.
An application form needs to be completed. This can be downloaded from the website or contact the office to have a copy emailed to you or a paper copy posted. A report is then prepared to be included on the agenda for the next BBA committee meeting to consider. You will be notified of the outcome and/or asked to answer questions raised by the committee.
Yes we will consider helping children of beneficiaries. Please note that we don’t contribute towards school fees.
Applications are welcomed from past or present practising members of the Bar, or a dependant, (including Judiciary) in England or Wales with a deserving financial need.
Each case is considered individually and on its own merits; the range of assistance is limited only by the needs of our beneficiaries and our ability to pay.
If you are unfortunate enough to experience bad luck we will be here to help whether you have supported us or not.
PLEASE ANSWER ALL THE QUESTIONS SO THAT THE COMMITTEE MAY BE AS FULLY INFORMED AS POSSIBLE IF YOU ARE IN ANY DOUBT THE SECRETARIES WILL GLADLY HELP YOU