LawWorks Latest: LawWorks Regional Development

As part of LawWorks’ strategic plan to increase engagement outside London and to grow our regional presence we have recruited to additional posts in Wales, the Midlands and the East of England.

Our experience in Wales, where we established LawWorks Cymru in 2013, has shown the value of having staff based locally to support pro bono initiatives, to develop new pro bono opportunities and to increase engagement from the local legal profession.

In 2015 we recruited Jess Anstey, based in Bristol, to the Secondary Specialisation team which supports lawyers to develop expertise and the ability to volunteer in social welfare areas of law. Also in 2015, Clare Johnson, based in Manchester, joined the LawWorks Clinics team to support and develop clinics in the English Regions.

Building on our regional presence in Bristol and Manchester we have recruited to additional posts in the Midlands, East of England and Wales. The roles build on the support for existing stakeholders in the regions, identifying opportunities to develop new pro bono clinics to meet unmet legal needs, and engage with stakeholders to celebrate and share learning on the pro bono work being delivered in these regions.

The new members of the LawWorks Clinics team:

Sarah Calder joins LawWorks as the Regional Support & Development Officer  for the East of England. Formally a solicitor at an international law firm, brings hands-on experience of developing and coordinating a free legal advice clinic in the East of England.

Anne-Marie Dhillon joins LawWorks as Clinic Support and Development Officer in the Midlands. Anne-Marie has previously worked in the Midlands region as Development Officer for the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, and is familiar with advice agency networks and law firms in the region through her position as a trustee of the Midlands Legal Support Trust.

David White joins LawWorks as the Clinic Support & Development Officer for LawWorks CymruDavid was a solicitor partner at a leading Welsh firm.

Anne-Marie, Sarah and David join Pinder Saggu (London and South East Officer) and Clare Joihnson (Head of Clinic Support & Development) as part of the wider LawWorks Clinics team.

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