LGBT Committee members

Posted: 24 July 2017

Chair: Katrina Robinson MBE

Katrina is the head of Legal Services at Optivo, a social landlord with 44,000 properties. She specialises in anti-social behaviour and fraud litigation.

Vice chair: Rachel Reese

Rachel worked in legal education for 16 years as production director at the University of Law. She now runs a consultancy called Global Butterflies whose aim is to help law firms develop trans-inclusive environments.  

Kevin Poulter

Kevin Poulter trained and qualified as a solicitor in Yorkshire before moving to London in 2011, where he is now a partner and heads the employment team at Child & Child.

Esther McDermott

Esther is a senior associate at Dentons, which she joined in May 2011, and is part of the specialist Engineering and Construction team. Esther is also co-chair of Dentons' LGBT network, GLOW.

Huw Morris

Huw is a partner at niche media and entertainment law firm Lee & Thompson LLP, and a specialist in advertising and marketing law and regulation.

Nimmisha Aslam

Nimmisha is an associate at Russell-Cooke LLP. She works in the Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence team.

Christopher Morgan

Christopher was appointed to the LGBT Division of the Law Society upon its launch and is keen to ensure that LGBT issues in the regions are given as much weight as issues that concern practitioners based in London.

Daniel Gerring

Daniel is a partner and head of the Pensions Sector at City law firm Travers Smith. He is also an expert on corporate social responsibility, and diversity and inclusion within the corporate environment and beyond.

Jonathan Wheeler

Jonathan is the managing partner of niche litigation practice Bolt Burdon Kemp which specialises in bringing compensation claims for seriously injured people.

Tom Ketteley

Tom is currently an assistant director of a litigation directorate within a central government department. Previously he worked at the Government Legal Department and in private practice at Bates Wells Braithwaite.  

Luke Daniels

Luke is a partner in the Birmingham office of Irwin Mitchell specialising in claims involving child abuse and medical negligence. Luke also leads Irwin Mitchell’s internal LGBT networking group, IM Equal, and sits on the firm’s Diversity Board.

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