LAG staff
Description: Sue James
Sue James
Chief Executive

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.

Description: Marc Bloomfield
Marc Bloomfield
Legal Action Deputy Editor

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.

Description: Tessa Lieven Wright
Tessa Lieven Wright
Operations Officer

Tessa joined Legal Action Group in October 2022 to assist with operations. During her time at LAG, she has overseen projects relating to LAG's development, including the website redesign. Tessa also manages LAG's conferences and has written for Legal Action magazine on access to justice across the country. Prior to joining LAG, Tessa studied history at the University of Glasgow before completing a Masters in Journalism.

Description: Chris Carr
Chris Carr

Chris has over 10 years experience guiding London restauranteurs to achieve their financial goals and maximise their revenue. In 2023, driven by a desire to contribute to the nonprofit sector, Chris joined the Legal Action Group. Here, Chris has efficiently streamlined daily transactional tasks, allowing the organisation to concentrate on strategic funding and revenue allocation, ensuring vital support reaches those in need.

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