Elizabeth started her working life as a solicitor specialising in clinical negligence. She has been managing and developing charities in the mental health sector for over 15 years, and joined LawCare as Chief Executive in 2014.
Anna is responsible for the day-to-day running of the LawCare office. She is LawCare’s longest serving member of staff, and joined us in 1998 after working as a legal secretary for a sole practitioner.
Mary has been a teacher and a solicitor, as well as Manager of the Law Society's South West Regional Office. Mary has been with LawCare since 2008 and is currently training to be a counsellor.
Coordinator, England & Wales
Ann is a former solicitor with over 20 years’ experience in family law. She is a trained Samaritan and joined LawCare in 2005.
Coordinator, Scotland and Northern Ireland
Trish practised as a solicitor in England for over 10 years, specialising in family law, and is now based in Edinburgh. She joined LawCare in 2005.
Yvette worked as a journalist for over 10 years, followed by a solid career in communications, both agency-side and in-house. She joined LawCare in April 2016.
Bronwen is a solicitor and compliance expert who specialises in helping firms and ABSs with all aspects of applying to be authorised and licensed by the SRA.
Robert Venables is a retired solicitor (E&W & former Charity Commissioner and Council member of LS(E&W). A founding trustee of LawCare, he is proud of having helped it to grow.
Paul worked in a “high street” practice for some 50 years before retiring in 2009, his primary field of work was commercial transaction both property and corporate.
Iain is a partner in a large London firm where is head of litigation and dispute resolution.
Laura is a Scottish solicitor, and Head of High Street Member Engagement at the Law Society of Scotland.
Attracta Wilson qualified as a solicitor in the Republic of Ireland in 1982 and as solicitor in Northern Ireland in 1989. She works in the Departmental Solicitors Office in Belfast specialising in Public Law, Legislation & Environmental and European Law
A Solicitor since 1980, Valerie has been a Council Member since 2009. Along with her role as one of the Irish Trustees for LawCare, Valerie sits on a number of Task Forces and Working Groups within the Law Society. She also serves on The Education Committee, and is vice-chair of The Guidance and Ethics Committee.
Louise Campbell has been a LawCare Trustee since 2008. She is a solicitor in the Law Society of Ireland’s Policy and Public Affairs Department. She qualified as a solicitor in 2001. Prior to joining the Society Louise worked in private practice.
At the heart of LawCare’s work is our network of over 100 volunteers. These are people from across the legal community who want to help others: some have overcome their own problems, while others have transitioned from law to the helping professions. Some of our volunteers are trained to take calls on the Helpline, and others offer ongoing one-to-one support.
Helpline Volunteer Training 2016
You really helped me when I was being bullied and did not know where to turn. You made me feel sane again, as I was beginning to wonder if the way I was being treated was normal