Latest News

  • Goodbye to Lobna!
    Fri, 10/12/2018 - 09:54

    Today we say goodbye and good luck to our Office Manager Lobna Rahman. The last 12 months have flown by and Lobna quickly established herself at the heart of FRU’s work. Her quick thinking and eye for a deal with our suppliers has saved the day more than once.

    Lobna will be a massive asset in her next role and we’ll really miss her.

  • FRU walkers and runners get ready for Walk the Thames
    Fri, 10/12/2018 - 09:54

    We are taking part in the London Legal Support Trust ‘Walk the Thames’ event again this year. Richard Butler and Alastair Prince are running half marathons and Management Committee Chair Rachel Sullivan will be walking the full route.

    Please go to our Walk page to sponsor their efforts on behalf of FRU.

  • Secret Barrister launches FRU Crowd Funding campaign
    Thu, 10/04/2018 - 11:00

    In a highly exiting development the best-selling author the Secret Barrister has announced their appointment as a patron of FRU. In their announcement the Secret Barrister launched FRU’s latest fund-raising initiative – a crowd funding campaign through crowd justice.

    The Secret Barrister is a junior barrister specialising in criminal law and their blog became an internet hit. In 2016 and 2017, the SB was named ‘Independent Blogger of the Year’ at the Editorial Intelligence Comment Awards. In 2018 the Secret Barrister published their first book, “Stories of The Law and How It’s Broken”, and spent 24 weeks in the Sunday Times Top 10 Bestsellers list. The book was distributed free to all Members of Parliament to demonstrate current issues with the criminal justice system.

    FRU Chief Executive David Abbott said “we are honoured that the Secret Barrister has agreed to join our illustrious list of Patrons. Whilst it is highly unusual to appoint an anonymous Patron the SB’s passion for the justice system and for FRU’s work is clear. We are sure that the Secret Barrister’s high profile will help us to communicate our aims and successes more widely.”

    FRU has launched its crowd funding campaign to raise much needed funds to support our work. The campaign focusses on our work representing disabled people in social security tribunals. FRU needs to raise a minimum of £3000 from the campaign. Pledges can be made at this address:

  • Donate to FRU while you are shopping online
    Mon, 10/01/2018 - 15:06

    FRU has enrolled with Smile.Amazon. If you shop at the specific address and choose FRU as you nominated charity, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) of eligible purchases to FRU. Please bear this in mind with Xmas coming up.

  • Employment Training Tomorrow
    Fri, 09/28/2018 - 16:12

    Please note Training will take place in the Atkin Building, Lecture
    Theatre AB (which is located in the basement).

    You can gain access the campus via Warwick Court, this is an alleyway
    off High Holborn.
    There is a Starbucks on the corner of Warwick Court and High Holborn.
    Or you can enter via Fulwood Place and Field Court.

    The lectures will begin at 10.00am: please make sure you attend in
    good time to register.

    Follow this -  link for a map to the venue.

    If this link doesn't work, try to copy and paste in to your browser: