NEED HELP?

FRU provides representation in employment and social security hearings. We only take cases from our referral agencies and cannot guarantee representation.

REFERRAL AGENCIES

Cases are referred to us by registered referral agencies. For more information on referring cases to FRU, click the link below.

VOLUNTEER AT FRU

If you'd like to volunteer to represent FRU's clients in social security or employment hearings, read the pages below.

An introduction to FRU

FRU has been providing representation in social security and employment tribunals since 1972. We help people who are not eligible for legal aid and cannot afford lawyers. Our work is done by volunteers, mostly law students and legal professionals in the early stages of their career. All FRU's representatives are trained and supervised by our legal officers.

In addition to our London office we work in partnership with Nottingham Law School.

FRU provides representation in:

  • Employment tribunals (and the Employment Appeal Tribunal);
  • Benefit appeals in the first-tier tribunal (and Upper Tribunal);
  • Criminal injury compensation cases in the first-tier tribunal (and Upper Tribunal).


We can only assist you if:

  • You have a hearing date at a tribunal in London and the South East (or Nottingham);
  • Your case is referred to us by one of our referral agencies.  We cannot take referrals directly from a member of the public.

Latest News

Welcome to our newest FRU colleague Heloise Ramage-Hayes, who joins us today. Heloise is our new employment assistant legal officer.

FRU has published our latest annual report and accounts for the period 2017 – 18. The report sets out our achievements and highlights for the year.

The key points include:

We are recruiting for an Assistant Legal Officer to support our work in Employment Tribunals and to coordinate our Self-referral project.