James Harper

What do you do?

I work at LexisNexis.  My commercial role sees me interacting with our customers, ensuring they get the most from our products so that they can drive better access to the law and legal advice for their clients.  However, I also lead our UK Rule of Law and CSR programmes and actively engage with the advice sector to see where LexisNexis can help.

Why did you get involved in LLST?

I had the opportunity to work with LLST while at LexisNexis (including through our support of the Legal Walk), but was then approached by a colleague and asked if I would be interested in being a Trustee.  I felt it was a great chance to see more closely what was happening across the advice sector (which enhances the work I do on a day-to-day basis) and to work with – and learn from – a fantastic group of individuals who were already at LLST!

What is your favourite part of the role?

Having the opportunity to work more closely with, and directly support, the people and communities seeking to protect access to justice as a fundamental right.

What do you hope to see in the future for LLST/ the agencies we support?

I would like to see the agencies that we work with flourish and grow, through adopting innovative ways to operate more efficiently and effectively, meaning LLST and other funding can go further to support those that need it most.

When you are not working or volunteering what can you be found doing?

Spending time with my wife, our two sons and – when they let me – our two cats.  Supporting, and being frustrated by, West Ham.  Coaching children’s football, running or exercising, and otherwise finding any excuse to be outside!


James Harper – Trustee