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  • 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.

  • FRU is the official charity partner of UK Adjudicators 2021 London Adjudication & Arbitration Conference
    Tue, 05/11/2021 - 16:24

    We are very pleased to have been chosen as the charity partner for an important legal conference this summer. The UK Adjudicators 2021 London Adjudication & Arbitration Conference brings together world leading adjudicators, arbitrators, solicitors, barristers, lawyers, academics, construction professionals, clients, users and students to discuss topical issues in adjudication and arbitration. Further details of the conference can be found here:

  • Goodbye to Nneoma
    Tue, 05/11/2021 - 16:23

    Today we say goodbye to our receptionist/administrator Nneoma Atumonyogo. Nneoma has been with us since 2019. FRU Chief Executive David Abbott said " we'd like to thank Nneoma for her time at FRU and wish her luck with her next move". This is a reminder of when Nneoma was delighted to meet Olympic, World and Commonwealth 400m champion Christine Ohuruogu MBE in the FRU office last year.

  • FRU invited to be the charity partner for The Lawyer Awards 2021
    Wed, 05/05/2021 - 15:27

    FRU has been appointed as the charity partner of a major legal awards scheme for a second year running. The Lawyer magazine holds a prestigious legal awards scheme to celebrate excellence in legal services each year. FRU was nominated to be the charity partner in 2020. The online awards ceremony was hosted by comedian Dara Ó Briain who offered his good wishes for our work after the ceremony. The Lawyer has now offered FRU the opportunity to be the official charity partner for the awards for a second year in 2021.

    FRU Chief Executive commented "we are honoured to be asked to be the charity partner for an unprecedented second year and thank The Lawyer for its ongoing support for our work. We look forward to continuing this association". More about the awards can be found at this link