Last updated:2023-09-18
LAG welcomes new chair
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Christine Kings was elected as chair of LAG’s board of trustees last month. Her election follows the decision of Poonam Bhari to step down after 11 years in the position.
Kings is one of the two directors of Outer Temple Chambers and is the former chair of the Mary Ward Legal Centre. She had previously been the vice-chair of the board, a position taken by the solicitor Dr Laura Janes. Oliver Rivers, a strategic consultant, was re-elected as LAG’s treasurer.
Speaking about her election as chair, Kings commented that these are ‘challenging times’ for LAG and publicly funded legal and advice services, but ‘we will continue to provide an independent voice and relevant expert information, and engage in policy work that aims for better access to justice and a fairer legal system for all’.
Kay Everett
25 November 1972 – 7 August 2016
Everyone at LAG was extremely saddened to hear of the death of Kay Everett, a solicitor and contributor to Legal Action. Kay was a partner at Wilsons LLP, where she played a key role in setting up the public law department. Prior to this she had been head of immigration law at Christian Khan. Kay had trained as a lawyer in the City, but while she was working at magic circle firm Freshfields she decided to switch to human rights work.
After leaving Freshfields, she worked as an immigration lawyer at Hackney Community Law Centre. Through her work at the Law Centre she started contributing articles to Legal Action on immigration law. She was a passionate campaigner on the rights of migrants and her family have asked for donations in her memory to go to the Haringey Migrant Support Centre (