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free representation unit
Written by James Cunningham, Graduate Diploma in Law Student at Nottingham Law School (2017-18)
The legal system of England and Wales is in crisis. This is not news to anyone who has taken so much as cursory interest in it in the past few years.
What is the Free Representation Unit?
The Free Representation Unit (FRU) is a charity that provides representation in Social Security and Employment Tribunals to people who cannot afford the costs of a solicitor, or whom do not qualify for legal aid.
I would recommend pro bono work to anyone who is hoping to work in the legal sector. Although experience shadowing legal professionals is valuable, partaking in pro bono work goes above and beyond this.
By Steve Cupid Theodore, FRU Representative
Finalist, Gray’s Inn Moot Competition 2015-16
“When I was choosing where to do the BPTC, like other students I considered many factors: pupillage rates; reputation; cost.