Press Release: LawWorks welcomes new Director of Policy and External Affairs

LawWorks (the Solicitors Pro Bono Group) is pleased to announce that James Sandbach has been appointed to the new role of Director of Policy and External Affairs at the charity.

Martin Barnes, Chief Executive of LawWorks said:

 “We are delighted that James will be joining the LawWorks team as Director of Policy and External Affairs. James brings considerable skills, experience and achievements to the role, with a strong track record of policy influence and a demonstrable commitment to enabling access to justice. His significant experience of the legal and advice sectors as a Policy Manager includes recent work with the Legal Action Group, the Low Commission and providing the secretariat for the All Party Parliamentary Groups on Pro Bono, Public Legal Education and Legal Aid. James previously spent 10 years as Legal Affairs Policy Officer at Citizens Advice, and is highly respected for his knowledge of the legal and advice sectors.”

Commenting on his appointment, James Sandbach said:

“I am very pleased to be joining LawWorks and look forward to working with the charity’s staff, trustees, members and its many stakeholders. I have a longstanding passion for access to justice and a strong commitment to the values of pro bono and the contribution of volunteer lawyers, law students and law schools.’

James will be starting in his role at LawWorks on 6th February.


LawWorks is a charity working in England and Wales to connect volunteer lawyers both with people in need of legal advice, who are not eligible for legal aid and cannot afford to pay, and with the not for profit organisations that support them and their communities. LawWorks believes in the power of pro bono legal advice to improve the lives of people in need.

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LawWorks is supported by the Law Society of England and Wales, the independent professional body for solicitors.

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