Contact us


Where to find us

14 Gray’s Inn Square
Tel: 020 7242 4761
Fax: 020 7831 5366

Registered Charity No: 1106768
Company limited by guarantee

Nicky Young  

Chief Executive

Tel: 020 7242 4764

Annette Bennett

Deputy Chief Executive

Tel: 020 7242 4761

Application Criteria

Hopefully you will never be unfortunate enough to need our help but if you ever do we will be here to help whether you have supported us or not.

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. To find out if  you are eligible to apply, please fill out the 'Online Application Enquiry' form by clicking on the button opposite. Once your application enquiry has been approved you will be required to complete a full length application form disclosing all household income and expenditure, supply details of aged debt, earnings, investments and liabilities.  To view or download a PDF of  the full application form please click on the PDF icon opposite.

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.


Full application form

Help us help people like you

Most of our clients, for obvious reasons, prefer to remain anonymous. That's why your donation is so important, you could be helping a colleague, friend or their dependants get the financial or emotional support they need and although hopefully you will never need us yourself if the worst was to happen we will be there to help you and your family through any difficulties you may have.

We believe that almost every member of the practicing Bar can afford to donate at least a sum equivalent to one hour of their charging rate without feeling any real difference. If you agree please support us by clicking on the JustGiving button opposite or by contacting Susan or Nicky through the 'Contact us' page of our website.

Quick Enquiry Form

If you have any questions about The Barristers’ Benevolent Association or you'd like to make a commitment to helping Barristers in need of support, please fill out the 'Quick Enquiry Form'  by clicking on the button opposite or contact us using the details on the 'Contact us' section of our website.