LAG Staff
Description: Sue James
Chief Executive – Sue James
Sue brings with her many years of campaigning on access to justice and her front-line experience as a housing solicitor. She is an experienced court duty advocate having spent the last 15 years delivering and running two duty schemes in West London. She is a founding trustee of Ealing Law Centre and has worked in law centres for most of her career. In 2017 she won the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Outstanding Achievement Award. She is co-author of Housing Possession Duty Desk a practical guide, co-editor of the Legal Aid Handbook and Justice Matters. She has been a regular writer for Legal Action and other media and is a regular speaker on access to justice, housing and legal aid.
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Publisher Director – Esther Pilger
Esther is responsible for all aspects of LAG's publishing and events including commissioning of new books, managing the editorial and production processes and overseeing marketing, sales and distribution of publications, conferences and event planning. Esther has worked at LAG since 2002, first as publisher and then as publishing director. Before LAG, she worked at Sweet & Maxwell (Thomson Reuters) and the British Psychological Society.
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Legal Action Editor – Louise Heath
Louise is editor of LAG’s monthly magazine, Legal Action, which provides news and comment on legal aid and access to justice issues, as well as law and practice updates on social welfare law and related areas. She has worked at LAG for 16 years, working as deputy editor of Legal Action, before becoming editor four years ago. Before LAG, Louise's background was mainly in legal publishing, apart from a brief stint in the Mayor of London’s press office.
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Legal Action Deputy Editor – Marc Bloomfield
Marc started working at LAG as a part-time freelancer in March 2015 and joined full time in June 2015, ultimately taking up the deputy editor post at Legal Action when Louise became editor.
He has worked in legal publishing since 1998, previously at Legalease and then at LexisNexis.
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Customer Services Executive – Andrew Troszok
Andrew joined LAG in 2005 as customer services executive. Prior to that he worked at Treadwell's bookshop.
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