08th Nov 2022
National Trustees’ Week is an opportunity to celebrate and highlight the achievements of over 1 million trustees across the UK. At Four Brick Court, we’re proud of the charitable contributions made by our members outside of our day-to-day practice. This year’s Trustees’ Week theme is making a difference in changing times.
Jayne Harrill, our Head of Chambers (Call 1990), is the chair for Kinship Carers, formerly known as Grandparents Plus. The charity is an accessible voice to support Kinship carers in their personal lives, homes and communities to provide advice and support, which helps Kinship carers navigate through any problems they may face and find helpful solutions. Jayne Harrill is interested in representing vulnerable clients and those lacking capacity, leading her to establish the Court of Protection team within Four Brick Court.
Jacqui Gilliatt (Call 1992) Fundraises for Become, a charity for children in care and young care leavers. Become provide direct services, a care advice helpline, financial aid, and mental health support. The charity is deeply concerned about the impact on care-experienced young people living independently at age 18, some as young as 16.
Sarah Haworth (Call 2006) has been a trustee for Half Moon Young Peoples Theatre in Tower Hamlets since 2015. Half moon theatre mainly focuses on allowing young people of the borough from deprived families and those with learning difficulties to access and engage in the arts; Sarah is now a newly appointed treasurer at the theatre.
Alastair Miles Martey (Call 2012) works closely with the Communities Empowerment Network (CEN). The charity, based in East London, provides free advice, support and representation to all affected by school exclusion. Alastair has previously delivered advocacy training to students from the University of Law to represent young people at school exclusion hearings on behalf of the charity CEN.
Sophie Crampton (Call 2015) is a mentor at Bringing [Dis]ability to the Bar (BDABar) for students selected by BDABar. This new charity, founded by Konstantina Nouka and James Ekin, aims to support aspiring barristers with disabilities and improve accessibility at the Bar through research, education, mentorships & more.
Emma Hughes (Pupil Barrister) is the Head of Mentoring at Bridging the Bar (BTB). Bridging the Bar is a sounding board for bar members from underrepresented backgrounds. BTB increases equal access and opportunities within the legal profession across all underrepresented groups. Emma Hughes also serves as the Middle Temple Young Barrister’s Association (MTYBA’s) Diversity and Inclusion Officer and sits on the Bar Council Race Working Group.
For more information and inspiration, please take a look at the Trustees’ Weeks website https://trusteesweek.org/