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  • Staff Vacancies - Administrator/Receptionist
    Wed, 05/12/2021 - 10:27

    We are recruiting for an Office Administrator/Receptionist.

    The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Tuesday 25th May 2021.

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

  • FRU is the official charity partner of UK Adjudicators 2021 London Adjudication & Arbitration Conference
    Tue, 05/11/2021 - 16:24

    We are very pleased to have been chosen as the charity partner for an important legal conference this summer. The UK Adjudicators 2021 London Adjudication & Arbitration Conference brings together world leading adjudicators, arbitrators, solicitors, barristers, lawyers, academics, construction professionals, clients, users and students to discuss topical issues in adjudication and arbitration. Further details of the conference can be found here:

  • Goodbye to Nneoma
    Tue, 05/11/2021 - 16:23

    Today we say goodbye to our receptionist/administrator Nneoma Atumonyogo. Nneoma has been with us since 2019. FRU Chief Executive David Abbott said " we'd like to thank Nneoma for her time at FRU and wish her luck with her next move". This is a reminder of when Nneoma was delighted to meet Olympic, World and Commonwealth 400m champion Christine Ohuruogu MBE in the FRU office last year.

  • FRU invited to be the charity partner for The Lawyer Awards 2021
    Wed, 05/05/2021 - 15:27

    FRU has been appointed as the charity partner of a major legal awards scheme for a second year running. The Lawyer magazine holds a prestigious legal awards scheme to celebrate excellence in legal services each year. FRU was nominated to be the charity partner in 2020. The online awards ceremony was hosted by comedian Dara Ó Briain who offered his good wishes for our work after the ceremony. The Lawyer has now offered FRU the opportunity to be the official charity partner for the awards for a second year in 2021.

    FRU Chief Executive commented "we are honoured to be asked to be the charity partner for an unprecedented second year and thank The Lawyer for its ongoing support for our work. We look forward to continuing this association". More about the awards can be found at this link

  • Bar Council opens up Instagram to FRU
    Wed, 05/05/2021 - 15:26

    We were delighted to be given a new showcase by one of our most important supporters on Friday 30 April. The Bar Council allowed FRU to take over its Instagram feed for the day. The Bar Council makes a significant donation towards our costs each year, and currently the Chair of the Bar Council appoints our trustees. We took the opportunity to showcase some of our supporters, enabling them to explain why they are involved with our work. The contributors included:

    • Mahika Gogi, one of our current volunteers,
    • Rosie Vince, our latest Linklaters LLP secondee
    • Daniel Barnett, barrister from Outer Temple Chambers and broadcaster
    • The Secret Barrister, one of our patrons

    We also showcased some feedback from clients represented by FRU volunteers.

    FRU Chief Executive David Abbott said " Thanks to everyone who contributed and to Derek Sweeting QC, Bar Council Chair and the Bar Council communications team who helped us to set the whole thing up. We really appreciated the chance to talk about our work to a wide audience. The FRU content can be viewed here: