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  • FRU features on the LBC Legal Hour
    Mon, 01/11/2021 - 12:47

    We were delighted that our work was featured on the weekly national radio programme The LBC Legal Hour on 9 January. 

    The show, hosted by long-time FRU supporter and former volunteer Daniel Barnett, airs each Saturday. 

    Daniel invited FRU Chief Executive David Abbott on to the show to briefly explain what our service is and how it works.

    David said "I'm very grateful to Daniel for enabling me to tell people how we can help them.  We want to help as many people as possible and we know that facing tribunal proceedings on your own is a daunting prospect".





  • Results Update
    Wed, 12/02/2020 - 17:36

    We will be issuing the test results from the recent training days by email at the beginning of next week.

  • Training Days Announced
    Mon, 09/21/2020 - 10:06

    We are pleased to announce dates for our next training days taking place in October.  Booking will open on Tuesday 22nd September.  In the morning for Employment and in the afternoon for Social Security.

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



  • Staff Vacancies - Assistant Legal Officer
    Mon, 09/07/2020 - 10:27

    We are recruiting for an Assistant Legal Officer to support our work in Social Security Tribunals.

    This is a training and development post intended to give lawyers the opportunity to gain experience and develop their skills early in their career. It is a fixed-term post for the period October 2020 to September 2021.

    The closing date for applications is 3pm Monday 21st September 2020.

    If you're interested in the role, you can find full details and information about how to apply on our vacancies page.

  • 10,000 steps to support FRU and pro bono
    Wed, 08/19/2020 - 17:14

    FRU is supporting the London Legal Walk 10x challenge this October. The challenge replaces the usual London Legal Walk that raises funds to support pro bono legal services. FRU benefits hugely from donations raised by barristers chambers in the Walk and we always field a FRU team to show our thanks and support.

    This year we are asking FRU volunteers, staff and other supporters to meet the 10x challenge by doing 10,000 steps on the weekend of 3 and 4 October. We will add up our steps to reach a target of 500,000 steps.

    Please support us, pro bono services and the legal community.

    We can be sponsored by visiting this link

    Further details about the 10x challenge can be found here