Contributors

Joshua (He/Him) is a Pupil Barrister with the Crown Prosecution Service in their Mersey-Cheshire area. He was called to the Bar by Inner Temple in 2018 having completed the BPTC and GDL at The University of Law, and his undergraduate at Stephenson College, Durham.

Prior to joining the CPS he was the first elected President of the Student Association at The University of Law. His focus was on widening participation in the legal profession and in supporting student mental health. He also volunteered on an LGBT street safety project in Manchester’s Gay Village whilst working.

Outside of work he plays rugby for the Manchester Village Spartans RUFC.

Legal Director and Senior Counsel

Exec Sponsor, Rule of Law and CSR

James works for LexisNexis, based in their London office, as Legal Director and Senior Counsel.  In line with a personal passion for access to justice, James leads LexisNexis’s work in the UK on advancing the Rule of Law, with a focus on supporting digitisation in the free legal advice community.  He also heads up the UK CSR programme, encouraging employee volunteering and giving, making a positive impact on society and the communities around us.

A lawyer with experience both in private practice and in-house, James joined LN in 2012 as its UK General Counsel and was promoted to its board 2 years later.  He also led the legal function for LexisNexis South Africa and for regulatory media organisation MLex after its acquisition in 2015

In 2017, he moved into a mainstream business role to gain non-legal experience, and worked as the Director of Customer Success and Engagement.  Leading a group of c.40 people at the front-line of the business, his team ensured that existing customers get the most value from our products and future customers can make informed and objective decisions when moving to services and tools within our product portfolio.

James returned to his current legal role at the start of 2021.

Away from the office, James is a Trustee for the London Legal Support Trust, an Officer of the International Bar Association, and an FA Level 1 Football Coach.

Sarah leads marketing for the Academic and Bar legal communities at LexisNexis. She is passionate about customer-centric marketing and delivering data-based insights to help clients get the best use out of LexisNexis solutions and products, and ensure they succeed in their roles.

Prior to her role at LexisNexis, Sarah specialised in delivering large B2B marketing programmes across a number of industries, including Financial Services, Technology and Manufacturing.
Harry is the author of Banks on Sentence: the definitive sentencing guide, having taken over from Robert Banks in 2019. Harry is a practising criminal barrister who is regularly instructed to prosecute and defend in London and the South Eastern Circuit. He is a member of the CPS advocates panel at grade 2.

Before coming to the Bar, Harry worked at the Law Commission of England and Wales as a research assistant assigned to the Sentencing Code project. Harry has worked for several years as a legal researcher for Blackstone’s Criminal Practice and was a contributing author on the 2017 edition of Miller on Contempt of Court.

Rebecca Morgan is a Customer Success Manager and has been for 2 and a half years.  Rebecca has a particular focus on the Bar.  She is an aspiring Barrister here in the UK and will be sitting the NY Bar exams in 2021.  Rebecca has a deep understanding of the way users interact with our products and has experience across all of our customer segments.