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  • Interim Chief Executive appointed
    Mon, 02/01/2016 - 17:04

    FRU are delighted to announce the appointment of Lorna Reid as our interim chief executive. Lorna has over 20 years’ experience as a social security advocate and was most recently FRU's part-time principle legal officer in social security.

  • FRU New Year Updates
    Wed, 01/27/2016 - 17:27

    Thank you for your support and commitment to FRU. Happy 2016. We hope you are well.

    Just a few pieces of admin.

    Update your contact details

    We are often asked by those who fund us, how many of our active volunteers are either pupil barristers, trainee solicitors or who have qualified as a barrister or a solicitor.  It will help us enormously if you take a couple of minutes to update your FRU account with your current status and details on FRU Online

    New Year; New Volunteer Guide

    The FRU volunteers’ guide for volunteers in the London office has a few updates to reflect changes in legislation and our practice.  Please make sure you are working from the revised version available from the FRU office.

  • Join our London Marathon Team
    Tue, 01/26/2016 - 15:05

    FRU enters the London Marathon each year to raise much needed funding.

    We are down to the last couple of places and it is the last chance to fill them. If your new year’s resolution is to get fit, then this is a great opportunity to do so while training for the Marathon and raising funds for a great cause.

    We are asking runners this year to aim for sponsorship of £2000 and it would be useful if we could ask employers to match fund this amount. 

    If you are keen to run this year or if you know of anyone who would like to take part please let us know by the end of January by email.  

    The deadline for registration is next week.


  • Happy 2016
    Tue, 01/05/2016 - 10:20

    The FRU office is back open for 2016.

    Late night opening today will be abbreviated, with the office closing at 7.30pm. From then on operations are back to normal.

  • Christmas Office Closure
    Mon, 12/14/2015 - 11:58

    The FRU office will be closed over the Christmas period.  Our last working day is Wednesday 23rd December and we will close at 6pm.  We will reopen again at 9am on Monday 4th January.