Free Representation Unit

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The Free Representation Unit is the largest single provider of pro bono services in the United Kingdom. It was founded in 1972 by several law students at bar school. The aim was that they would provide representation for poor people. The FRU may have been the first pro bono organisation in England.[1]

FRU operates from London providing representation in employment, social security and criminal injuries compensation tribunals. Other principal pro bono organisations in London include the Bar Pro Bono Unit, Lawworks and the Citizens Advice Bureau. All organisations are represented on the Attorney General for England and Wales's Pro Bono Committee.[2]


  1. ^ Win or lose, no fee: pro bono week promotes free legal services | | Guardian Unlimited
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