Free Representation Unit

Contact details

Free Representation Unit
First Floor North, 10/11 Gray’s Inn Square, Gray’s Inn

Public phone: 020 7611 9555 (2 pm – 5 pm ONLY)


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 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.

How to contact: Employment self-referrals email with case documents. All other cases by referral only - from subscribing CABx, law centres, solicitors list available on FRU website.


Monday: 9am-5pm

Tuesday: 9am-5pm

Wednesday: 9am-5pm

Thursday: 9am-5pm

Friday: 9am-5pm

Weekends: Closed

Office Hours: 09:00 – 17:00, Phones 14:00 – 17:00 [*These hours most relevant for new clients*]


Wheelchair access: No

Accessible toilets: No

Access notes: Entrance 1 step. Lift. [room available if required for appointment]

Other information

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

Charity number: 1183592

Year established: 1972

Staffing: 5 full time + 2 part time + volunteers.

Public transport: Chancery Lane tube station. Buses 8, 17, 46, 521.

Record last checked: 24 August 2023


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