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  • 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!

  • FRU joins top panel to speak on judicial review reform
    Tue, 07/27/2021 - 11:44

    July 21 saw the publication of the government's Judicial Review and Courts Bill. On July 22 FRU chief executive David Abbott spoke at a seminar on reform of JR alongside, amongst others, Lord Foulkes QC, author of the recent Independent Review of Administrative Law, Sir Nicholas Blake and Lord Anderson of Ipswich KBE QC.

    At the seminar, organised by Westminster Legal Policy Forum, David illustrated the importance of JR to FRU's clients as a way of ensuring that public decision makers are accountable and follow the law correctly. He expressed concern at the recent climate of criticism of JR and at the inadequate time or resource being given when considering limiting this important safeguard.

    Speaking after the conference David said "FRU isn't a campaigning body, but we do make use of all available tools to ensure that our clients have access to justice. Judicial Review is an important way to check that executive powers are being used properly. FRU will always look for opportunities to feed the experience and needs of our clients into the policy making process".

  • Staff Vacancies - Assistant Legal Officers
    Mon, 07/19/2021 - 13:44

    We are recruiting for 2 Assistant Legal Officers to support our work in Social Security and Employment Tribunals.

    These are training and development posts intended to give lawyers the opportunity to gain experience and develop their skills early in their career. They are fixed-term posts for the period September 2021 to August 2022.

    The closing date for applications is midday Monday 9th August 2021.

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

  • 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.