Trustees

Justice Together is hosted by Justice Collaborations which is a subsidiary of The Legal Education Foundation.  The Trustees of Justice Collaborations are:

Guy Beringer Chair
Guy Beringer

Guy Beringer is Co-Chair of the Bingham Centre Appeal Board, Chair of City Music Services, Director of BCKR Limited, Trustee of BAILII, Patron of the Surrey Law Centre, Honorary Bencher of Inner Temple, Adjunct Professor at Imperial College Business School. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2006 for his contributions to pro bono and legal services. Guy received a CBE in the 2017 New Year’s Honours list for services to export finance and pro bono work in the legal sector.

Jen Ang
Jen Ang

Jen is a co-Founding Director of JustRight Scotland, a human rights legal charity, responsible for its development as well as overseeing our policy, research and strategic comms and campaigning work. She is an experienced human rights lawyer, qualified to practice in Scotland, England and Wales, and New York State. She is a legal expert on asylum, human rights and children’s rights, and on the rights of survivors of torture.  Jen is also a lecturer in law with the Open University in Scotland, and an enthusiastic advocate of widening access to education for all.  She enjoys walking in remote parts of Scotland, in the mountains or along the coasts.

Jacqueline Broadhead
Jacqueline Broadhead

Jacqui is the Director of the Global Exchange on Migration and Diversity at the University of Oxford where she manages a wide portfolio of knowledge exchange and research projects on migration. Jacqui’s own work focusses on local government and migration, integration and inclusion.  Prior to this, Jacqui managed the Refugee and Migrant Team at Islington Council, providing social services support to families and vulnerable adults with No Recourse to Public Funds. In 2016, she received a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship to travel to cities in the United States and Italy to understand how cities can better integrate migrants. It is this experience, alongside her role in delivering the council’s contribution to the Syrian Vulnerable Person’s Resettlement Scheme that have informed her commitment to the vision of Justice Together Initiative.

Tim Dutton
Tim Dutton

Timothy Dutton was called to the Bar in 1979 and appointed QC in 1998.  He has for over 30 years been involved in legal education and training alongside his practice in commercial and regulatory law. In 1994 he founded and for the next 10 years directed the Keble College Advanced Advocacy Course, and has led numerous advocacy teaching projects around the world. He was Chairman of the Bar Council in 2008; Head of Fountain Court Chambers 2008 – 2013; Chairman of the Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers 2009 – 2015.  In December 2015 he was appointed CBE for services to the United Kingdom legal system.  He is a Deputy High Court Judge, and a bencher of Middle Temple. In 2014 he founded the Bar Choral Society of which he remains a trustee.

Alison Pickup
Alison Pickup

Alison Pickup is the Legal Director of the Public Law Project, a national legal charity which seeks to promote access to public law remedies for disadvantaged people. Alison is a barrister and before joining PLP, Alison was in independent practice at Doughty Street Chambers in London. She is a member of the Expert Panel of the Strategic Legal Fund for Vulnerable Young Migrants and a committee member of the Administrative Law Bar Association. She represents ALBA on the Bar Council and is a member of the Bar Council’s Remuneration Committee.

Matthew Smerdon
Matthew Smerdon

Matthew joined TLEF in October 2013 as its first chief executive.

He has had longstanding involvement in the role of law as a tool for social justice, both through grantmaking and work in delivery charities. Matthew has worked in the foundation sector since 2004 when he joined the Baring Foundation as deputy director.

Previously, he was director of community work at Community Links in east London, where he continued as an advisor from 2004-2012; and, from 2007-2009, was seconded to the Prime Minister’s Council on Social Action. He is the author of publications on legal advice, social action, public services, the voluntary sector and grant-making.

In September 2013, Matthew was appointed to the Civil Justice Council. He is the vice-chair of governors at a primary school local to his home in Hackney.