TRUSTEES

Nick Hanning

Nick Hanning

Nick was a CILEx Council Member for 10 years until July 2015 having qualified as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives in 1990 and as a CILEx Advocate in 2000.

Nick’s involvement in pro bono work began during his training when he volunteered as a welfare benefits advisor. Since 2006, he has been involved with a pro bono charity, Bournemouth & Poole Pro Bono; he served as Chair of the CILEx Pro Bono Forum between 2007 and 2010 and he is a founding Trustee of the South West Legal Support Trust. Along with Valerie Robertson, Nick developed and is a member of the first CILEx pro bono project, the JIB Scheme – a joint scheme with CILEx and the Bar Pro Bono Unit.

In his day job, Nick is a partner and personal injury and employment lawyer with Dutton Gregory LLP in Poole where he specialises in occupational stress claims, especially for the targets of bullying and harassment.

Mandy RobertsonMandy Robertson

Mandy is a Chartered Legal Executive having qualified in 2001.  She has been working at Roche Products since 1999.

Mandy was heavily involved with the Friends of the QEII Hospital, Welwyn Garden City, where she not only helped out on the shop trolley for the benefit of patients, staff and visitors, but she also sat on the executive committee of the Friends since 2009, becoming Chairman in 2010.  Mandy continued as Chairman until the sad disbanding of the Friends at the end of October 2014 due to a change in hospital format.

In her spare time, Mandy is an active volunteer with the Willow Foundation, a charity providing special days for seriously ill young adults, and Cats Protection.

Peter Farrpeter-farr

Peter is one of the Lay Trustees. He is a Civil Servant in the Judicial Office, where he combines being Private Secretary to the Master of the Rolls with being Secretary to the Civil Justice Council. In the latter role he is involved in work to improve services and resources for litigants in person.

He has been in the Civil Service for 18 years, much of it spent in press and communications roles. Prior to that he worked in local government and for an NHS Trust.

Asad MaqsoodAM Headshot

Asad is a practising Barrister and a member of the he Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, specialising in public law and regulatory proceedings.

Asad started his legal career as an ACILEx and having graduated from the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives he became a Chartered Legal Executive. Following this he became a Solicitor Advocate (Civil & Criminal) specialising in Immigration, Nationality, European, Asylum and Human Rights law. He achieved distinction in his LPC from the University of Law.

He was a member of the Law Society Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme as a senior caseworker and is a Panel member of Bar Pro Bono Unit

 

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