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Jack Gilliland

Jack Gilliland - Ride London-Surrey 100 Miles - 4th August 2019

Fundraising for Free Representation Unit

72 %
raised of £500 target
by 17 supporters
  • Event: Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 2019, 04 Aug 2019

Free Representation Unit

We train law students and young lawyers to provide free representation at tribunals

Charity Registration No. 295952


A brief primer...

The Ministry of Justice has seen deeper cuts than any other government department in the last decade. The budget for legal aid has been cut by more than 40%.

Against this backdrop, charities like the Free Representation Unit ("FRU") have become vital sources of support for even more people. FRU provides legal advice, case preparation and advocacy support predominantly to those with legal problems in the fields of employment and social security, and who do not receive any legal aid.

But for FRU, the majority of its clients would be forced to conduct their own proceedings, including carrying out legal research and making  submissions before a judge in court - a daunting challenge, even for an aspiring barrister.

FRU's services are free of charge, but they depend on donations. I'm not asking you to ride 100 miles - I'm on that - but please give something if you can.

Thank you.