What do you enjoy about being a trustee?

Working alongside a fantastic charity that is mission focused and passionate about creating a more sustainable way to support legal advice agencies and ensuring those most vulnerable in society gain access to legal support.

Why do you feel trustees are important?

Trustees come from a variety of backgrounds with different skills sets, experiences (both inside and outside the legal profession) but come together to support the charity achieve its aims and objectives.    It’s also the best way I feel I can use my knowledge and time to make a real difference.

Tell us why being a trustee for LLST is important for you.

Early on in my career my role was to mange our legal advice clinics.   When I set up a new clinic I went every week to provide triage, meeting clients with everyday legal problems and either getting them in front of a lawyer or signposting them to services where they could.    I feel being a Trustee of LLST is my way to continue to support this vital work.

About Emma 

Emma works for Allen & Overy, a global law firm with over 40 offices worldwide in the Social Impact Group. Emma manages volunteering programmes around the themes of access to education and employment as well as the London Grants Programme of the A&O Foundation. Emma has been instrumental in setting up the firm’s partner-led Social Mobility Working Group and Social Mobility Network at A&O coming from a working class background herself, she is hugely committed to ensuring that no one’s background should stop them achieving their potential. A&O is ranked 7th in the Social Mobility Employer Index in 2023.