LGBT+ Lawyers Division Committee members

Chair: Katrina Robinson MBE

Katrina Robinson MBEKatrina is an associate at Capsticks Solicitors and has over 20 years’ experience in housing management law for social landlords. She specialises in anti-social behaviour, fraud litigation and complex investigations.

Vice-chair: Luke Williams

Luke WilliamsLuke 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 LGBT+ Lawyers Division Committee in November 2019.

Netanya Clixby

Netanya ClixbyNetanya 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.

Philipp Engel

Phillip EngelPhilipp 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.

Bridget Garrood

Bridget GarroodBridget 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 and 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.  

Scott Halliday

Scott HallidayScott 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. 

Imogen Hamblin

Imogen HamblinImogen identifies as a cis-gender lesbian woman. She is an employment lawyer at Thrive Law and specialises in discrimination claims.

Imogen has recently joined the LGBT+ Lawyers Division Committee, building on her previous work to raise diversity and inclusion across the profession. Imogen is an ally and advocate on behalf of the trans and non-binary community.

Kirsty Limacher

Kirsty is a Senior Solicitor in the Private Client Team at Sherrards Solicitors LLP in St Albans and a founder of the firm’s LGBTQ+ & Allies networking group. She is an affiliate member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and joined our LGBT+ Lawyers Division Committee in March 2020. 

Tom Ketteley

Tom KetterleyTom 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. 

Paul Maddock

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

Benedict Maguire

Benedict MaguireBenedict 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.

Christopher Morgan

Christopher MorganChristopher 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.

Christopher was appointed to the committee upon its launch and now also represents the LGBT+ Lawyers Division on the governing council of the Law Society.

Helen Randall

Helen RandallHelen Randall is a consultant and the former head of diversity at Trowers & Hamlins LLP, where she specialises in public sector corporate and commercial law. She is also the chair of Stonewall Housing, a specialist LGBT+ housing charity.

Laura Thomas

Laura ThomasLaura is an Adult Social Care solicitor for Wigan Council in Greater Manchester, having completed her training contract at a local authority in 2020. She has previously worked in the personal injury and insurance sectors.

Laura is also a committee member for Manchester Law Society Equality, Diversity and Inclusion committee.

Ewan Watson

Ewan WatsonEwan 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.

Jonathan Wheeler

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

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