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Becoming a Free Representation Unit Volunteer

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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.

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Why is it an advantage for law students to do pro bono work?

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Written by Mathew Game, Supervising Solicitor in the Nottingham Law School Legal Advice Centre.
 
On the face of it this seems a fairly simple question to answer. Most students I have spoken to on this topic provide a fairly generic response.

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Christian Weaver: UK’s Youth Delegate to the Congress of the Council of Europe

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This article was first written in 2017 and details Christian Weaver’s experience as the UK Youth Delegate to the Council of Europe 2017.

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First Year Does Not Count…Right?

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Oh, what a time to be alive. The start of university. You may have just done two years of college, started to think work cannot get any harder and are now about to start a new phase of your life.

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Why become a Free Representation Unit volunteer?

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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.

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Top five tips for your pupillage interview

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You’ve got your foot in the door and secured that all important pupillage interview.

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Top 5 tips for your pupillage application

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Getting pupillage is tough, so how do you tackle that first step and craft a successful pupillage application?
We spoke to Tom Sherrington, a Nottingham Law School BPTC graduate and current pupil at Kenworthy’s Chambers for his advice.

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My Placement Year at a Criminal Law firm: Bhatia Best Solicitors

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Anthony Cheung, LLB (Hons) Law (Sandwich)
Initially, I took a year out on placement to expand my understanding of my degree. We are always told that the theories we learn in university do not always directly reflect that of the real world.

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Not only must justice be done; it must also be seen to be done.

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LLB Law with Criminology student Jack Harvey recently won second place in the annual Kevin De Silva competition with this essay on whether cameras should be allowed in court.

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Should you really get a lesser sentence for an early guilty plea?

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The Sentencing Council recently announced draft proposals to more tightly define the rules concerning the sentence reductions available to defendants who plead guilty early.

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