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.

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;
  • Your case is referred to us by one of our referral agencies.  We can only take cases directly from members of the public in short Employment Tribunal cases under our Self Referral Scheme.

Latest News

We are pleased to announce dates for our next training sessions taking place in May.  Booking will open on Monday 29th April 
FRU has made a submission to the government consultation on whether to reintroduce fees for applications to the Employment Tribunal (ET) or Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT).
This week we welcome our latest secondee from Linklaters LLP, Sarah Ward.