LGBT+ Lawyers Division Committee members

Katrina Robinson MBEChair: Katrina Robinson MBE

Katrina is the in-house solicitor for a housing association and has over 20 years’ experience in senior management and leadership teams. She specialises in anti-social behaviour, fraud litigation and complex investigations.

Rachel ReeseVice 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.

Christopher MorganChristopher Morgan

Christopher is a former litigator, practising in serious personal injury law in Cardiff. He now works as a professional support lawyer for the Government Legal Department. He was appointed to the committee upon its launch and now also represents the LGBT+ Division on the governing council of the Law Society.

Jonathan WheelerJonathan Wheeler

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

Bridget GarroodBridget Garrood

Bridget practices  as a Consultant Solicitor and as an accredited collaborative family lawyer. She was admitted as a Solicitor in 1994 and as  a member of the UK & Ireland LGBT Family Law Institute in 2019. Bridget specialises in the financial, property and pension aspects of family breakdown and family formation, queer or straight, including prenuptial and post nuptial agreements; divorce; civil partnership; and cohabitation. She has a national  following as a champion of progressive LGBTQ legal reform  and as an ally of trans and non-binary clients seeking  specialist legal expertise.  

Paul MaddockPaul Maddock

Paul is a commercial litigation associate at DWF, specialising in a range of commercial disputes including commercial contracts, shareholder matters, professional negligence claims and contentious trusts and probate.

Netanya ClixbyNetanya Clixby

Netanya is an associate at Latham & Watkins in the Derivatives and Structured Finance team. Netanya is also a co-chair and co-founder of the London Bisexual Network.

Ewan WatsonEwan Watson

Ewan works in the legal team at Warner Bros, specialising in television licensing and distribution, where he is also actively involved in the LGBT staff network. Prior to working at Warner Bros, Ewan worked both in-house and in private practice including at Olswang, the BBC and Linklaters.

Helen RandallHelen Randall

Helen Randall, a senior equity partner at Trowers & Hamlins LLP specialises in public procurement, local government and public and administrative law. She heads the TrowersIncludes D, E & I programme and chairs Stonewall Housing, a specialist accommodation and housing advice charity serving the LGBT+ community.

Laura ThomasLaura Thomas

Laura is a trainee solicitor at Tameside Council. She has previously worked in private practice in the personal injury and insurance sectors.

Scott HallidayScott Halliday

Scott is a family law solicitor at Irwin Mitchell, working predominantly in Leeds and London on the consequences of relationship breakdown and children law. He is an expert in, and has written extensively on, LGBT+ family law issues. Scott also founded Leeds_LGBT, a professional network for LGBT+ professionals across Yorkshire.

Kathrin "Alex" VowinckelKathrin "Alex" Vowinckel

Kathrin “Alex” Vowinckel is a Senior Associate (German qualified) at CMS specialising in Intellectual Property law. Alex is the trans* representative at CMS and received the PinkNews Corporate Role Model Award in 2018 for their work on transgender and non-binary inclusion both within and outside of CMS.

Luke WilliamsLuke Williams

Luke is a trans non-practising solicitor who trained at a London firm specialising in property law and private client work. He was admitted as a solicitor in 2016 and now works in legal education. Luke joined the Law Society LGBT+ Lawyers Division Committee in November 2019.

Philipp EngelPhillip Engel

Philipp is an associate at Milbank LLP, working in their Leveraged Finance/Capital Markets Group. Philipp has experience in acting for banks, funds, private equity sponsors, corporate borrowers and investors on a range of complex cross-border banking and finance transactions.

Kirsty LimacherKirsty Limacher

Kirsty is a Private Client Solicitor at Sherrards Solicitors LLP in St Albans.  She is an affiliate member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and joined the Law Society LGBT+ Lawyers Division Committee in March 2020.

Tom KetteleyTom Ketterley

Tom is an Assistant Director in the Appeals, Litigation and Admin Review Directorate at UK Visas & Immigration.  He is also the Training Principal and responsible for supporting legal career pathways for staff based across the country.  Tom trained and practiced at Bates Wells Braithwaite specialising in immigration law before joining a public law litigation team at Government Legal Department. 

Benedict MaguireBenedict Maguire

Benedict is a trainee solicitor at Ince and sits on the firm’s Pride Panel. Having completed a seat in insurance law he recently joined Ince’s Regulatory team. Prior to joining Ince Benedict worked in the UK Parliament and US Senate.