Marc Sosnow -
Corporate Partner, Teacher Stern LLP.
When did you first get involved with
Since its inception.
What is your favourite part of the role?
Giving the law centres a helping hand so that they in
turn can give a helping hand to those in need.
What is the worst part of the role?
Having to balance the number of applications with the limited
funds available for distribution which means that
unfortunately some centres which provide the only free access to
justice in that community are forced to shut down.
Have there been any memorable moments?
Advising at a legal advice centre in London for a number of
years and sometimes being able to provide the answers needed to
lift a weight from clients' shoulders. Providing financial
commitments for the next 12 months which enables other public
organisations to commit to further funds themselves - it's
rather like a snowball effect.
What do you hope to see in the future for LLST/ the agencies we
The future for LLST is most definitely bright since it has
already raised significant funds over the last few years which
has enabled it to provide much needed funding for centres in
distress and for centres looking to expand. We have witnessed
a welcome sea change within the legal profession
towards corporate social responsibility which continues
to have a direct financial benefit to legal advice
centres across the region. I would like to see the
tremendous work of the LLST replicated across the UK so
that no community will have to struggle simply to keep the
doors of its local legal advice centres open.
When you are not working or volunteering what can you be found
As a member of the Magic Circle of Great Britain I regularly
perform magic at charity events.
Favourite Book or Film?
My favourite book at the moment is "How to run a Marathon".
Essential reading for a novice like me!