Dr Laura Janes
Dr Laura Janes is the chair of LAG. She is legal director at the Howard League for Penal Reform with oversight of their legal service for people under 21 in prison.
Laura has a professional doctorate in Youth Justice. Laura has developed an expertise in advising and representing children and young people in penal detention in relation to prison law, public law and criminal appeal matters. Laura is a committee member of the Association of Prison Lawyers and the Legal Aid Practitioners' Group. She is also a visiting fellow at the London South Bank University. In 2019, Laura was awarded Solicitor of the Year by the First 100 years’ Inspirational Women in Law Awards.