Observe a tribunal

Once you have passed the test, you should observe a tribunal to see how a hearing works in practice.

Observing an employment tribunal

Most hearings in the employment tribunal are public. You can simply attend any hearing centre and choose a tribunal to watch.

If you can, try to observe a short unfair dismissal or wages claim, since that will be similar to the sort of case that you can expect at FRU.

Observing a social security tribunal

When you arrive you should explain to the clerk that you are a FRU volunteer who would like to observe a hearing. They will try to find a suitable case where the appellant is happy for you attend.

Try to see a DLA, ESA or PIP appeal.