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  • 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.


  • National Pro Bono Week
    Tue, 10/21/2014 - 09:05

    The 13th annual National Pro Bono Week (NPBW), sponsored by the Law Society, the Bar Council and the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx), will take place between 3 - 7 November 2014. The aim of the week is to celebrate the breadth and impact of pro bono work undertaken by the legal profession across the year.


  • Taking Steps to Secure Access to Justice
    Thu, 07/10/2014 - 14:12

    Matthew Sellwood, one of our seven management committee members, is currently walking across Britain from Land’s End to John O' Groats to raise money for FRU.

    Matthew hopes to have completed the 1100 miles by the end of August. 

    We are very grateful to Matthew for taking on this epic task on behalf of FRU.

    Please support Matthew in his journey here

  • London Legal Walk 2014
    Thu, 04/03/2014 - 12:55

    A big thank you to all 8,000 lawyers who turned out for the London Legal Walk on 19 May.  FRU’s team was just one of over 500 teams who walked the 10km circuit, and raised more than £500,000 for the London Legal Support Trust.

    The funds raised are distributed to advice providers across London and the South East, including FRU. We’re very grateful for the support.

    Donations can still be made, and you can still get involved in a range of fundraising activities which will take place across the South East over the year: check out their excellent website for more details:

    This is one of a network of Trusts operating across England and Wales, supporting pro bono and advice services more generally.  More information can be found from the Access to Justice Foundation who work with all of the Trusts.  Many of FRU’s volunteers are based outside London and the South East: if you would like to get involved in raising funds in your region, you can find out more here: