Who We Are

Emma Lough (Director)

Emma is responsible for overseeing LAP’s strategic operations. She has 10 years’ experience working on human rights and access to justice in the non-profit sector.

Kirsty Wilson (Co-Chair)

Kirsty is a Partner at Baker & McKenzie and leads their group specialising in global reorganisations.

Richard Dyton (Co-Chair)

Richard is a Partner at Simmons & Simmons and Head of International Projects and Chair of the Legal Response Initiative and the London Legal Support Trust.

Spencer Simmons (Treasurer)

Spencer is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and was previously a Partner in Haslers Chartered Accountants. He has also supported organisations as a volunteer for the charity Accounting for International Development.

Joss Saunders

Joss is the General Counsel of Oxfam International and Oxfam GB. He is one of the co-founders of Advocates for International Development and the Legal Response Initiative as well as Lawyers Against Poverty.

Naomi Passman

Naomi is Head of European Programmes and Local Growth at the Department for Communities and Local Government and Chair of Redbridge Action Against Domestic Abuse.

Pascale Bird

Pascale is a qualified solicitor and Legal Officer and Advice Coordinator at Legal Response International.

Caroline Ndindi

Caroline is legal counsel for Oxfam International in Africa and has over 14 years’ experience as in-house legal counsel supporting organisations to achieve their objectives.

Louise Curd

Louise practised as a solicitor for 10 years before transitioning into the charity sector. She has been involved with LAP since 2017 and is a passionate supporter of access to justice work.

Nikki Elliott

Nikki is in-house legal counsel for DHL Technology and Telecoms and was previously in-house counsel at AET.

Emily Blower

Emily is Supervising Associate at Simmons & Simmons in their Litigation & Arbitration practice group and has a special interest in Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) disputes.

Anna Kirkpatrick

Anna is Senior Associate at Clifford Chance specialising in international arbitration, international law, business and human rights.

Sue Jackson

Sue is a retired lawyer, having spent her career specialising in food law and employment law. She is also a Trustee of the charity Oxfordshire Youth.

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