Sue James is Director and solicitor at Hammersmith and Fulham Law Centre and a specialist in housing law. In 2017 she won the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Outstanding Achievement Award. She is a founding trustee at Ealing Law Centre. She has worked in law centres for most of her career. She writes a regular column for Legal Action Magazine and writes on legal aid and access to justice for other legal journals. Last year she joined the editorial team to produce the Legal Aid Handbook 2018/19.