On 18 July, we will say goodbye to Laura Janes as she steps down as LAG's chairperson. Laura's history with LAG goes back further than her 13 years on the trustee board, to when she was a student, subscribing to Legal Action and using LAG's books. She has continued to champion LAG's high-quality legal analysis and the valuable contribution it has made to policy and practice.
Angela Patrick, vice-chair of LAG, said:
Over the past five years, Laura has brought her vision, commitment and energy in abundance to everything the charity does. She has done this while sustaining a more than full life in practice committed to social justice in the law, a working example of the principles which form LAG's foundation. It has been a privilege to work with Laura and she'll be missed by all at LAG. Her work to get LAG ready for its next 50 years - strengthening the organisation's historic and enduring vision of a justice system that works for us all - is a legacy to take pride in.
LAG's staff and trustees will miss Laura, and we wish her well in her new roles as councillor at Hammersmith and Fulham Council and on the trustee board at Hammersmith and Fulham Law Centre. We know she will take with her the same energy, drive and commitment to access to justice - and sense of fun - that she has shown at LAG.