Latest News

  • Training Days Announced
    Wed, 10/06/2021 - 10:06

    We are pleased to announce dates for our next training sessions taking place in October.  Booking will open on Thursday 7th October for Social Security and Friday 8th October for Employment.

    Please visit our training days page for more details about our current work and volunteering opportunities, and to book your place.



  • Rosie ends her secondment
    Wed, 09/22/2021 - 11:57

    Today we said thanks and goodbye to Rosie Vince who has been with us on secondment from Linklaters LLP for 6 months. During her secondment Rosie quickly became a valued member of the team. Rosie supervised volunteer advocates and represented clients in tribunal hearings, recently winning an Employment Appeal Tribunal just as she qualified as a solicitor.

    Rosie returns to Linklaters as an associate solicitor and is joining the tax team.

    Goodbye and good luck Rosie!

  • Support our Marathon Runners
    Mon, 09/13/2021 - 15:14

    We have entered a team of six to run the London Marathon on Sunday 3rd October 2021.  Holly Stout, Imogen Leipnik, Ewan Smith, John Rodgman, Charles Hale QC and Sam Taverner will take on the 26.2mile challenge. 

    We hope that our team will have your support as they raise much needed funding for FRU.  If you are able to make a small donation, please do so on any one of their pages which are available here.


  • Jo joins the FRU team
    Wed, 08/11/2021 - 08:13

    We are pleased to welcome the newest member of the FRU team, Jo Yates. Jo joins us as the new administrator/receptionist.

    Jo has previous experience of administration, reception, marketing and customer service in a commercial environment.

    FRU Chief Executive David Abbott said, "we are delighted to have a new permanent administrator and we're sure that Jo will quickly fit in to the team and help us to provide an excellent service to our clients, volunteers and stakeholders".

  • Goodbye to Nathan
    Tue, 07/27/2021 - 11:45

    We recently waved farewell to our assistant legal officer for social security, Nathan Toms. Nathan did a fantastic job, spending his whole period as ALO in lockdown and only visiting the office once. Unsurprisingly, Nathan has secured pupillage, and will be joining Albion Chambers in Bristol later this year.

    Best wishes for the future and bon voyage Nathan!