We are no longer taking Applications.
The CBA Officers are pleased to announce that the dedicated CBA Hardship Fund is now live and available to all CBA members.
The fund will be administered in collaboration with our colleagues at the Bar Council and is designed to support those who are suffering financial hardship from a loss of work due to their participation in the action.
Those applying will be asked to complete an application form and provide particulars of the financial hardship they are experiencing, along with the amount of financial assistance required. Please return the form, or submit any questions or queries to
We wish to emphasise that this fund is available to all members, irrespective of year of Call or seniority.
Each application will be assessed on a case-by-case basis, in the strictest confidence, by a specialist committee of Silks, led by Tana Adkin QC, (CBA Vice Chair) and Laurie-Anne Power QC (CBA Treasurer). We extend our sincere thanks to all of the Silks who have volunteered their time to assist colleagues in need.
The CBA Officers would also like to extend our thanks, in particular, to Chloe Ashley, Faisel Sadiq and Mark Watson, for their considerable efforts in order to establish the fund, and to our partners at the Bar Council, Adrian Vincent and Phil Robertson.
Please do not wait to apply until you are in significant difficulties. We encourage you to enquire now about the fund and, in particular, to encourage your junior colleagues to do the same.