Latest News

  • Staff Vacancies - Assistant Legal Officer
    Tue, 01/15/2019 - 10:13

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

    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 March 2019 to August 2020.

    The closing date for applications is midday Wednesday 13th February 2019.

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

  • Christmas Office Closure
    Tue, 12/11/2018 - 11:58

    The FRU office will be closed over the Christmas period. 

    Our last working day is Friday 21st December and we will close at 6pm.  We will reopen again at 9am on Monday 7th January 2019.


  • FRU welcomes Law Society President
    Wed, 11/14/2018 - 15:07

    FRU was delighted to welcome Christina Blacklaws, President of the Law Society, to our office today. In a very useful visit Christina talked to FRU staff and trustees about our work and how we engage with the solicitor profession. We also talked about future developments in legal education and qualification and technology. Christina was also able to meet 2 of our volunteers, Sam Irving and Emma Colebatch, and talk to them about the value of their work to their clients and to their professional development.

    Christina recognised the great work of FRU’s volunteers and staff and offered the Law Society’s support in letting the profession know how they could engage with us. We look forward to developing our already strong relationship with solicitors with Christina’s help.


  • Welcome back to Sharon!
    Mon, 10/29/2018 - 10:40

    We are pleased to welcome back Sharon Sneddon, our office manager. Sharon has been on maternity leave looking after Noah. Sharon has already hit the ground running and is keeping us all in line. It’s great to have her back.

  • Goodbye to Lobna!
    Fri, 10/12/2018 - 09:54

    Today we say goodbye and good luck to our Office Manager Lobna Rahman. The last 12 months have flown by and Lobna quickly established herself at the heart of FRU’s work. Her quick thinking and eye for a deal with our suppliers has saved the day more than once.

    Lobna will be a massive asset in her next role and we’ll really miss her.