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Free Representation Unit

Contact details

Free Representation Unit
5th Floor Kingsbourne House
229-231 High Holborn
(Office entrance on Gate Street)

Public phone: 020 7611 9555


Website URL:

General information

Service offered: Representation at employment, social security and criminal injuries tribunals and appeals. Service provided by volunteers who pick up a case if there is a hearing date providing representation with pre-trial preparation and negotiation. For hearings in Greater London and surrounding counties and Nottingham area only. Employment cases listed for a final hearing of one or two days can be self-referred. Otherwise service by referral from subscribed agency only

Target group: People who cannot afford to pay for legal representation at tribunals and cannot get legal aid

Area served: London and South East England. Nottingham.

How to contact: Employment self-referrals call direct to make an appointment. All other cases by referral only - from subscribing CABx, law centres, solicitors.


Monday: 9am - 6pm

Tuesday: 9am - 6pm

Wednesday: 12noon-6pm

Thursday: 9am - 6pm

Friday: 9am - 6pm

Weekends: Closed

Office Hours:


Wheelchair access: Yes - full

Accessible toilets: Yes

Access notes: Level entrance. Lift.

Other information

Languages other than English: Limited access to interpreters for tribunals.

Charity number: 295952

Year established: 1972

Staffing: 5 full time and 4 part time staff + volunteers.

Public transport: Holborn tube stattion. Buses 8, 25, 242, 341, 521.

Record last checked: 29 November 2018


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