The Free Representation Unit (FRU) provides representation in social entitlement and employment tribunals for people who can’t afford lawyers. They represent approximately 500 clients annually in tribunals across London and the South East.
Most of their work is done by approximately 300 volunteers, generally law students on the Bar Course or Legal Practice Course. They are supervised by legal officers.
They are recruiting for an Assistant Legal Officer to support their work in Social Security Tribunals.
This is a training and development post intended to give lawyers the opportunity to gain experience and develop their skills early in their career. It is a fixed-term post for the period October 2020 to September 2021.
The closing date for applications is 3 pm Monday 21 September 2020. Interviews will take place on Monday 28 September (with possible addition of Tuesday 29 if required) and will be conducted remotely.
For more information and to apply please visit the FRU website.