Latest News

  • Cycling Silk
    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 11:22

    Our very own Cycling Silk, John Hendy QC will be taking part in the annual 110km Cape Argus Cycle Race in Cape Town on 8 March 2015. John was one of the founders of FRU, over 40 years ago and continues to raise vital funds for the organisation. Please sponsor him and raise money for a good cause:


  • Friends in Law awards
    Mon, 02/02/2015 - 11:25

    FRU and the Bar Pro Bono Unit will be holding our annual Friends in Law awards ceremony at the Bar Council on Monday 9 March 2015. The event recognises those chambers that make substantial donations to both charities to help fund the vital work we carry out.

  • New Employment Referral Scheme
    Wed, 01/07/2015 - 16:47

    FRU is excited to announce the launch of our self-referral project. From January 2015 we will be accepting self-referrals for some short employment cases. This is a pilot project which we are able to run thanks to a generous grant from Trust for London.

    To be eligible for self-referral a case must be listed for a full merits hearing of one or two days. All other cases will still need to be referred to us by a referral agency. We believe it is still in our clients’ interests to receive early advice from a referral agency whenever possible and hope this project will help us to reach those who are unable to access their services.

    Full details of the project are available here.

  • Training days
    Fri, 12/12/2014 - 12:12

    We are pleased to announce that booking for the upcoming training days will open on Friday 16th January 2015 at 10:30am.

    For more details please visit the training day page of our website and read the updated information on case availability.

  • Thank you for walking the Thames
    Mon, 11/17/2014 - 09:06

    We are extremely grateful to Simon Lawson and Jumoke Adejimola who took part in this year’s walk the Thames to raise funds for FRU.

    If you would like to make a donation towards their efforts you can still do so by visiting our fundraising page -