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Free Employment Law Advice and Representation [Pro bono]

The courts of employment law

What is pro-bono?

This page provides a directory of organisations that provide free employment law advice. Free employment law advice and representation is also called pro-bono. Some of these organisations will also provide free representation at preliminary and final hearings in the Employment Tribunal.

Pro bono is shortened from the Latin term pro bono publico, which means “for the public good.” It involves barristers, solicitors and law students giving up their time on a voluntary basis for people who need legal assistance, but aren’t in a position to pay for the necessary support.


Support through court 

The Free Representation Unit (FRU)  

Mary Ward Legal Center 

Employment Tribunal Litigant in Person Support Scheme (ELIPS)

Equality Advisory Support Service (EASS) 

Bristol Law Clinic  

BPP Legal Advice Clinic  

Manchester Legal Advice Center 

Liverpool John Moores Legal Advice Center

ULaw Legal Clinics  


Disability Law Service

Updated: 16/03/2020



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