Anthony spent his career in a variety of very senior positions within the UK government. His final role was Head of Legal at HM Revenue & Customs: 2008-2014 but prior to that he had been Head of Legal in various departments, and Deputy Treasury Solicitor from 1997-2001. He is an honorary Professor of Law at Brunel University, where he chairs the board that advises the head of the Law School.
He worked on a number of high profile issues and cases including at the Home Office: Blair Peach inquest; Astrid Proll extradition; setting up the Crown Prosecution Service; Nazi war crimes. At HM Revenue & Customs: Finance Bills; challenge to Coalition Government’s emergency budget; large tax settlements.
Anthony graduated from Fitzwilliam College, law: BA (1971-74) (double first) and LLB (1974-75) (first); supervised Roman Law at Jesus College: 1974-75; called to Bar at Gray’s Inn 1976; Bencher since 2002.
Hannah Ambrose is a senior associate in the global arbitration and public international practice of Herbert Smith Freehills LLP. Hannah has represented clients in ad hoc commercial arbitrations and proceedings under the auspices of major arbitral institutions. She has advised on a number of investment treaty matters, including advising clients on investment treaty structuring and pursuing, and defending investment treaty claims.
Hannah also advises on a broad spectrum of public international law matters, including state immunity and international organisation immunities.
Hannah read Jurisprudence at Merton College, Oxford.
Nicholas was, for six years, the global Chair of Hogan Lovells LLP which has some 6,000 staff across almost 50 offices in 28 countries. He was a partner at the firm for over 20 years and his practice area was real estate disputes (property litigation), outsourcing, and major project work. He is now a Consultant Counsel to the firm, assisting with diversity, inclusion, and equality issues. Nicholas is the Chair of PRIME, promoting wider access to the legal sector for school-age students. He is also a trustee and past Chair of Making the Leap, a London-based charity helping socio-economically disadvantaged young people. He is an Independent Member of the Governing Council of the University of Exeter and a trustee of The CareTech Charitable Foundation.
His other roles include being Chair of the British Paralympic Association's Parallel Club, a member of Women in Law London's Advisory Panel, a founding member of the Senior Leaders Forum of the Lord Mayor's Power of Diversity initiative; and an Honorary Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Nicola Dodero is a CIMA-qualified finance professional with 10 years’ experience of working in the not-for-profit sector in the UK and abroad. Her specialities are financial management, stakeholder relations and leadership. Nicola currently works for Marie Stopes International. She was formerly the Head of Finance at War Child UK and previously worked at Mercy Corps in Juba as a Finance Manager and at Brain Tumour UK as a Finance Officer.
Nicola has a First class MA (Hons) in Business Studies and Accounting, and a University of London Graduate Diploma (Merit) in International Development.
Susan is the former Executive Director of ILP before stepping down in 2019 when she rejoined the ILP Board. In addition to her work with ILP, she is on the board of Publish What You Pay and has, as an ILP volunteer, been working with Oxfam International on global legal management issues since 2013.
Prior to her role with ILP, Susan was an accomplished litigator and pro bono advocate, with more than 20 years’ experience, including 14 years as a partner at Allen & Overy LLP.
She headed Allen & Overy’s Social Investment programme globally. Throughout her career as a commercial litigator in both the UK and Hong Kong, Susan was actively engaged in pro bono work, including obtaining the acquittal of a prisoner on death row in Trinidad, pursuing a pro bono case to the Court of Appeal and acting as a pro bono legal advisor at the Royal Courts of Justice Citizens Advice Bureau for more than a decade.
Bronwen Manby is an independent consultant in the field of human rights, democracy and good governance, with a particular focus on sub-Saharan Africa, and also a teaching and research fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). She has written on a wide range of human rights issues in Africa, and on continental developments in human rights law, and has particular expertise in comparative nationality law, statelessness, and legal identity.
Previously, she worked for the Open Society Foundations and Human Rights Watch, as well as for Lawyers for Human Rights in South Africa. Bronwen has degrees from Oxford and Columbia Universities, qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales, and in 2015 was awarded a doctorate by Maastricht University faculty of law.
Pip McKenzie is an experienced in-house practitioner that has worked across industry in over four continents. She is currently the Head of Legal for Western Europe with Yum Brands and was the former Legal Director for Europe Business Integrity, Litigation & Decentralised Businesses at Unilever PLC. She is known for leading legal continuous improvement projects, strategy development, and embedding business integrity practices across the businesses in accordance with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the UN Global Compact.
Pip has Law and Political Science degrees from the University of Auckland, an Advanced Masters in Public International Law from Leiden University in the Netherlands; and a Certificate in Disruptive Strategy from Harvard Business School.
Richard is a Solicitor, and a Fellow of ICSA: the Chartered Governance Institute. He holds first and post-graduate degrees in Law, together with that of Master of Business Administration. Richard spent more than 20 years as general counsel of FTSE corporates. He is currently a consultant and author, working with a range of law firms, in-house legal teams, and alternative legal providers. He speaks and writes on legal management and corporate governance issues. His publications include Managing External Legal Resources (ICSA), The In-House Lawyer’s Toolkit (Law Society Publishing), and The Future of the In-House Lawyer (Law Society Publishing).
He is a past winner of the Most Innovative European In-House lawyer in the FT Innovative Lawyers awards.
Richard serves as a trustee of a number of charities. He is also a member of Council and Chair of Audit at the University of Leicester.
Tim read Jurisprudence at St Catherine's College, Oxford before joining Coward Chance. He became a partner in the merged firm of Clifford Chance in 1988, practicing in their energy and infrastructure team until his retirement in 2005. As well as spending many years in Hong Kong, he ended his career with the firm as the resident Managing Partner for the Gulf Region. In addition to his work with ILP, where he managed the Tanzanian Law School Assistance Programme, Tim has been Chair of the IBA Pro Bono & Access to Justice Committee.
He is now a Trustee at the Centre for Sport and Human Rights and a Director at England Athletics, where he is also the Chair of the Governance Committee. He spends much of his time working in grassroots sport, being a long term member of one of the Country’s oldest and most successful athletics clubs, Blackheath & Bromley Harriers AC, of which he is a Trustee, Management Committee member and Team Manager of their Junior Women’s track and field team.
Jonathan Fisher QC
Jonathan Fisher QC is a practising barrister at Bright Line Law and Red Lion Chambers in London. He is ranked by the independent directories as a leading barrister in the first band for Financial Crime and Proceeds of Crime cases. In addition, Jonathan is a Visiting Professor in Practice at The LSE where he teaches on the LLM postgraduate programme.
Also, Jonathan is General Editor of Lloyds Law Reports: Financial Crime, a registered practitioner in the Dubai International Financial Court, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation, a member of the International Bar Association's Anti-Money Laundering Forum, an Honorary Member of the London Fraud Forum Steering Group, and a former Board Member of the Fraud Advisory Panel, the Assets Recovery Agency Steering Group and The Red Tape Initiative. He was Standing Counsel (Criminal) to HM Commissioners of Inland Revenue at the Central Criminal Court and London Crown Courts between 1991 and 2003.
In 2010-11, Jonathan was a Commissioner on the Commission on a Bill of Rights for the UK.