Board of Trustees 2023/24
Ros Bragg - Director, Maternity Action (Chair). Ros Bragg has more than 20 years of experience working on issues of poverty and inequality and has led campaigns to challenge pregnancy discrimination in the workplace, end NHS charging and stop the dispersal of asylum-seeking women during pregnancy. Before joining Maternity Action in 2008, Ros worked in voluntary organisations and the civil service in Australia. Jon Robins - Journalist/academic (Vice-chair). Jon Robins is a journalist and a criminology lecturer at Brighton University. He is co-author ( with Dan Newman) of Justice in a Time of Austerity: stories from a system in crisis (Bristol University Press, 2021), which records the impact of the 2013 legal aid cuts.
Adriano Moraes- (Treasurer). Adriano Moraes is a Fellow of the Institute of the Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW). He began his career in audit practice and has spent the last 16 years working in various finance roles for global banks both in the UK and overseas, including spells in Brazil and the Philippines. Outside of work he is a keen football supporter and enjoys cooking and travel.
Olumide Adisa – Dr Olumide Adisa is a Senior Research Fellow in the Institute of Social Justice and Crime. In 2019, she founded the Centre for Abuse Research at the University of Suffolk, and the Domestic Abuse Research Network for the East of England region. Her research and scholarly interests are cross-disciplinary (economics, sociology, social policy, and socio-legal) with a strong focus on access to justice, social justice and systems approaches. Her core specialisms are in systems thinking, applying economic and sociological methods in the fields of domestic abuse, social exclusion, health equity, and international development. She has completed several high impact, high profile complex research projects as a principal investigator and project lead, securing significant funding awards to undertake research and evaluations on domestic abuse and related areas. She is currently researching complex systems research theories and methodologies to uncover new and transformative ways of tackling violence and abuse in society.
Julian Allen – Julian Allen has taught himself a wide range of civil law. This has been used over several decades, whilst he was part of several charities and campaign groups. For example, to stop a nursery school closure; and as a neighbour to prevent a publican from obtaining a license to extend opening hours with music. Family members have been helped: for example, with probate and applications for expensive special education needs. Julian's interests include the lot of the litigant in person, and resolution through amicable negotiation, not confrontation. The key has been to have a thorough grasp of relevant law, leading cases and surrounding facts and evidence.
Amanda Groves – Amanda Groves is a housing solicitor at Ealing Law Centre. She has previously worked at South West London Law Centres and was seconded to Commons, a criminal law firm and community interest company, as a trainee. Before qualifying she worked in publishing and managed events for The Bookseller magazine. Charlotte Hughes – barrister, East Anglian Chambers. Charlotte primarily does family law cases. She is proud to maintain a large proportion of her caseload which is publicly funded work. Previously she worked at the Criminal Cases Review Commission, which looks at cases where there has been a conviction, which may be a miscarriage of justice. She also sits on the board of Women in Family Law and has been a trustee for Suffolk Rape Crisis for 5 years. Charlotte is a passionate advocate for gender equality, particularly in the legal sphere.
Lisa Linde – HR consultant. Lisa Linde has extensive experience in people development and leadership skills. Before joining P3P partners, Lisa worked as a human resources manager at Coca-Cola and Walt Disney, where she provided her expertise to over 1200 employees, ensuring the growth of the company.
Katrina Crossley- Katrina Crossley trained as a barrister. As a lawyer and legal publisher at LexisNexis, Katrina created and directed legal products in all formats, and led transformational programmes to drive the evolution from print to online. Having worked closely with authors and in-house writers, Katrina appreciates the value of expert legal writing and how vital it is for the development of a fair, accessible and robust legal system. Katrina has had career-long involvement with corporate responsibility at LexisNexis and at RELX, including the rule of law and access to justice, and diversity and inclusion. Katrina is currently the CEO of the International Law Book Facility (ILBF) whose mission is to share legal knowledge overseas to support access to justice and the rule of law.
Alastair Logan OBE – Alastair Logan OBE has a law degree from University College, London and was admitted as a solicitor in 1968. Throughout his career, he worked as a high street sole practitioner in Guildford in general practice.
He has provided legal services to ethnic minority groups and those domestically abused.
Alastair undertook legal aid work from 1968 to 2000. He has defended those charged with terrorist crimes, pioneered prisoner law, undertaken human rights cases, challenged decisions using judicial review and the European Commission and the Court of Human Rights, and dealt with miscarriages of justice.
Alastair is a trained mediator and pioneered training for solicitors in family and commercial mediation. He represented all save two of the victims of miscarriages of justice before the judicial inquiry into the cases of the Guildford Four and the Maguire Seven, having been involved with these cases since the arrests in 1974.
He was on a committee that fashioned the evidence given by the Law Society to the Runciman Royal Commission on the Criminal Justice and gave evidence to a judicial tribunal in Toronto on systemic issues in miscarriages of justice.
Alastair is chair of the Solicitors International Human Rights Group, vice chair of the National Taser Stakeholders Advisory Group and works as a generalist adviser for Citizens Advice dealing with complex cases.
He was awarded an OBE for services to justice in 2002.