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  • 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!

  • Support our Marathon Runners
    Mon, 09/13/2021 - 15:14

    We have entered a team of six to run the London Marathon on Sunday 3rd October 2021.  Holly Stout, Imogen Leipnik, Ewan Smith, John Rodgman, Charles Hale QC and Sam Taverner will take on the 26.2mile challenge. 

    We hope that our team will have your support as they raise much needed funding for FRU.  If you are able to make a small donation, please do so on any one of their pages which are available here.


  • 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!