Latest News

  • Recruitment of a new Principal Legal Officer - Employment
    Fri, 12/17/2021 - 14:04

    Applications have opened for the position of Principal Legal Officer for our employment work. Further details can be found on our recruitment page.

    We have the difficult task of finding a replacement for Michael Reed, our longstanding PLO who is leaving us to expand his judicial work. The person appointed will lead our employment work by training and supervising volunteers and Assistant Legal Officers as they conduct cases. The PLO will be a member of our senior team, helping to manage developments across our service.

    Please have a look at the full details of this exciting post.

  • Christmas Office Closure
    Tue, 12/14/2021 - 11:58

    The FRU office will be closed during the festive period.
    Our last working day is Friday 17th December 2021 and we will reopen on Tuesday 4th January 2022.

  • FRU starts celebrating its 50 years with pro bono week event
    Tue, 10/26/2021 - 08:01

    Amazingly, FRU will be 50 years old in 2022. We're planning a lot of celebrations over the next 12 months, but we're starting off with an event in National Pro Bono Week. On 5 November we'll get together with our partners at Nottingham Law School Legal Advice Centre, Nottingham Trent University and City University Law School to talk about FRU's work. You can expect to hear from a range of staff, students and volunteers about why FRU has been so successful and how our model helps our clients and our advocates.

    To book your place please use this link

    The session is open to all and would appeal to anyone with an interest in FRU's history, legal education, the legal advice sector or those who are building their legal CV.

    Please come and join us!

  • Helen and Daniel join the team
    Mon, 10/25/2021 - 07:45

    We are delighted to welcome our 2 new assistant legal officers, Helen Moizer and Daniel Hallstrom.

    Helen comes to us from Advocate, the Bar's pro bono charity where she was a caseworker. Helen has also undertaken pro bono legal activity in the UK and abroad.

    Daniel comes to us from the charity Z2K as a housing caseworker. He has held other paid and pro bono legal positions.

    Both Helen and Daniel come to us with excellent experience and legal skills. They will be with us until September 2022, and they will both cover our employment and social security work.

  • 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!