Latest News

  • Staff Vacancies
    Tue, 06/20/2017 - 09:12

    FRU are currently recruiting for two Assistant Legal Officers. These are one year fixed-term posts.  The main job of the ALOs is to help the Principal Legal Officers supervise volunteers.  But you will also have responsibility for your own cases.

    The posts are intended as training roles.  That is why they are offered on a fixed-term basis -- to spread the benefit to a wider group of people.  You will need to be ready take on a great deal of responsibility. But, while you need some relevant experience, we are most interested in your potential as a lawyer. We are proud that most of our ALOs have gone onto a pupillage or training contract -- and reported their time as ALO was excellent preparation.

    If you're interested in the roles, you can find full details and information about how to apply on our vacancies page.

  • 45th Birthday Fundraising Events
    Thu, 06/15/2017 - 13:43

    This year is FRU's 45th Birthday and to celebrate, we have entered a number of fundraising events.  We have already seen two people undertake the 26.2 mile run in the London Marathon in April for FRU's Birthday and we have some other events to watch out for too. 

    We are currently looking sponsorship of our cyclist, Stephen Ball, who will be taking part in RideLondon 2017. 

    We are also looking for volunteers to take part in the Swim the Serpentine festival in September.  Please see our events page for further details of how to get involved, who to contact and how to sponsor our participants.

  • New Chief Executive joins FRU
    Wed, 06/07/2017 - 12:35

    David Abbott has joined FRU as our new Chief Executive.
    Today we welcome David Abbott as our new Chief Exec. David joins FRU from the civil service where he has worked in the justice system for 18 years in a variety of roles, including as chief inspector of the court system. David has also worked for Citizens Advice and for a number of professional regulatory bodies.
    David said “I’m hugely honoured and exited to be joining FRU in its 45th year. FRU has a fantastic reputation and carries out excellent work in enabling access to justice and training lawyers in essential skills.”

  • Thank you to our wonderful walkers - London Legal Walk 2017
    Wed, 05/31/2017 - 10:58

    On Monday 22nd May FRU took part in the 10k London Legal Walk.  

    HUGE THANKS to all of you that walked to raise money for FRU.  It was an extremely pleasant evening and we all enjoyed the walk, the sunshine and the scenery of London.

    Thank you to all the generous people who sponsored our walkers; together we raised over £650.  For more information, to see photos from the walk or to donate, please see our fundraising events page.

  • Marathon Runners 2017
    Sun, 04/23/2017 - 15:36

    Huge Congratulations to FRU's runners who completed this year’s London Marathon. Ross and Kate completed the marathon within fantastic times and did amazingly well with all their fundraising efforts.  We are grateful for all the hard work they put in to training and for raising a very impressive £2,794.  Let’s see if we help them acheive £3,000.

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