Free legal representation at local tribunals

People in Nottingham facing employment and social security tribunals can obtain free support from the Legal Advice Centre at Nottingham Law School, which has recovered over £150,000 for clients in the last two years.

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The FRU has been involved in almost 100 employment and social security cases

People in Nottingham facing employment and social security tribunals can obtain free support from the Legal Advice Centre at Nottingham Law School, which has recovered over £150,000 for clients in the last two years.

The Centre's Nottingham Free Representation Unit (FRU) is the only FRU branch outside of London and currently has 27 qualified student FRU representatives - who have all successfully completed the national FRU training and are supervised by specialist in-house solicitors.

FRU has had involvement in almost 100 cases, covering areas such as Employment and Support Allowance, Personal Independence Payment, Unlawful Deduction of Wages and Unfair Dismissal disputes.

Our FRU students are all trained, professional, and boast a very good success rate in completed cases.

Mathew Game, FRU Employment Supervising Solicitor

FRU takes on cases once the client has received their tribunal hearing date and time and can offer representation at preliminary hearings. As well as receiving referrals from local advice agencies, such as Broxtowe Citizens Advice Bureau, clients with tribunal hearings can also approach FRU directly.

Mathew Game, FRU Employment Supervising Solicitor said: "We can provide a valuable service to members of the local community who are facing a tribunal and would like representation. Our FRU students are all trained, professional, and boast a very good success rate in completed cases."

The Legal Advice Centre at Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University, recently celebrated its first birthday after providing more than 10,000 hours of free advice to the local community in its first twelve months. Since opening its new premises in June 2014, in excess of 220 Nottingham Law School students have been involved in the Centre, with more than 140 clients benefiting from free legal advice.

FRU can be contacted on +44 (0)115 848 4262, by email or by visiting the Legal Advice Centre website.

Free legal representation at local tribunals

Published on 10 July 2015
  • Category: Press office; Nottingham Law School

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