We’re launching our platform in England & Wales very shortly. In the meantime, you can find out more about the people, firms and organisations that have made this project possible below.

 

 

Contributors

We are fortunate to be supported by lawyers and experts from a number of organisations, including:

Steering Group

Ryan Whelan

Chair, Probonoskills.com

As well as being the founder of PBS, Ryan is an associate in the London and Dubai offices of Gibson Dunn. Ryan was voted LexisNexis Legal Personality of the Year (2020) and is the AllBright ChangeMaker Man (2020).

Ryan specialises in international arbitration and litigation. He has been recognised in the FT’s Innovative Lawyers list (2019), as the Law Society Gazette’s Lawyer in the News (2019), and as The Time’s Lawyer of the Week (2018).

Sophie Davies

Associate, Simpson Thacher

Sophie is an associate in the London office of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and specialises in banking and credit transactions. Sophie completed her law degree at University College London

During her time at university, Sophie worked on pro bono projects with local charities and assisted with the introduction of specialist clinics providing dedicated medical care to victims of sexual violence.

Leonnie Gilpin

Future trainee, Gibson Dunn

Leonnie has recently completed her LLM and LPC at BPP University Law School. She is due to start her training contract at Gibson Dunn in 2021. Leonnie completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Liverpool.

Leonnie is passionate about providing access to justice and received an award for her work at the Liverpool Law Clinic. She regularly mentors students from disadvantaged backgrounds and advocates for social mobility.

Jonathan Goodyear

Co-founder, Probonoskills.com

As well as being co-founder of PBS, Jonathan is a law student at the University of Aberdeen and intends to qualify as a solicitor. Jonathan is passionate about pro bono and particularly interested in technology law.

Jonathan was the Student Director of the award-winning student led and operated Aberdeen Law Project, a pro bono organisation that educates, represents and advises the economically disadvantaged. He now sits on ALP’s board.

Calum Lamont

Barrister, Keating Chambers

Calum is a barrister practising with Keating Chambers. Calum was awarded International Arbitration Junior of the Year at the Chambers UK Bar Awards in 2018, and Construction Junior of the Year in 2016.

Calum is recommended as a Leading Junior in four practice areas by Chambers & Partners, Chambers Global, Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal and has broad experience across a range of commercial matters.

Megan Lukins

Associate, Addleshaw Goddard

Megan is an Associate at Addleshaw Goddard’s and works in their commercial division. Megan has a keen interest in data protection and commercial matters within the financial services and technology sectors.

Megan began her career studying at the University of Aberdeen. Megan sits on the Aberdeen Law Project’s board and is on the Scottish Young Lawyers’ Association’s committee.

Lindsay Murray

Associate, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Lindsay graduated from the University of Dundee with a Scots and English Law LLB (Hons) in 2013 and obtained a Diploma in Professional Legal Practice in 2014. Lindsay completed her training contract at a boutique law firm.

Lindsay is co-Chair of the Tayside and Perthshire Law Project and remains committed to pro bono work within the profession, such as educating communities about their legal rights and assisting  students in marginalised areas.

Amber Pledge

Associate, Morrison Foerster

Amber is an Associate at Morrison Foerster’s London office and has experience advising both lenders and borrowers on international financing transactions. Amber completed the GDL and LPC at BPP Law School.

Amber has previously volunteered as a Pro Bono Attorney at Lawyers Without Borders and is part of Morrison Foerster’s pro bono team. Amber has previous practised at Gibson Dunn and Kirkland Ellis.

Calum Stacey

Legal Manager, Total UK Limited

Calum is the Legal Manager & Company Secretary of Total UK Limited (TUK). Prior to joining TUK, Calum worked as the in-house counsel for an AIM-listed oil & gas exploration company focused on African jurisdictions.

In addition to providing legal support to TUK, Calum is also TUK’s appointed director for a number of joint venture companies that own and operate fuel infrastructure and services to Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted airports.