Latest News

  • Cycling Silk
    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 11:22

    Our very own Cycling Silk, John Hendy QC will be taking part in the annual 110km Cape Argus Cycle Race in Cape Town on 8 March 2015. John was one of the founders of FRU, over 40 years ago and continues to raise vital funds for the organisation. Please sponsor him and raise money for a good cause:


  • Friends in Law awards
    Mon, 02/02/2015 - 11:25

    FRU and the Bar Pro Bono Unit will be holding our annual Friends in Law awards ceremony at the Bar Council on Monday 9 March 2015. The event recognises those chambers that make substantial donations to both charities to help fund the vital work we carry out.

  • New Employment Referral Scheme
    Wed, 01/07/2015 - 16:47

    FRU is excited to announce the launch of our self-referral project. From January 2015 we will be accepting self-referrals for some short employment cases. This is a pilot project which we are able to run thanks to a generous grant from Trust for London.

    To be eligible for self-referral a case must be listed for a full merits hearing of one or two days. All other cases will still need to be referred to us by a referral agency. We believe it is still in our clients’ interests to receive early advice from a referral agency whenever possible and hope this project will help us to reach those who are unable to access their services.

    Full details of the project are available here.

  • Thank you for walking the Thames
    Mon, 11/17/2014 - 09:06

    We are extremely grateful to Simon Lawson and Jumoke Adejimola who took part in this year’s walk the Thames to raise funds for FRU.

    If you would like to make a donation towards their efforts you can still do so by visiting our fundraising page -

  • New Management Committee Elected
    Mon, 10/27/2014 - 10:41

    FRU held its AGM on Thursday 16th October.  We are pleased to announce the new committee members are Andrew Watson as Chair of the committee, James Quelch as Secretary and Liam Sabec as Treasurer.  The general committee members are Charlotte Bull, Allison Crabtree, Jessica Harris and Adam Ross.