Legal Services Manager
Karina is an experienced paralegal with a BA Honours degree in Law, 14 years working experience in law firms in the West of Scotland and has obtained specialist paralegal qualifications in Wills, Trusts and Executries and Employment Law from the University of Strathclyde. Karina is also a Fellow Member of the Institute of Paralegals and a member of CLT Scotland, ensuring that all knowledge and skills are up to date with the latest developments in the law. Karina is fully insured to provide the legal advice and support within Senscot Legal and holds her own Professional Indemnity Insurance policy.
Karina joined Senscot Legal in 2010 and since then her role has evolved considerably reflecting a wealth of experience and an increasing technical ability in many different legal and policy areas affecting the third sector in Scotland. Karina has developed training materials for the third sector and delivers seminars and workshops to organisations, local authorities and third sector interfaces to increase knowledge and capacity in the sector.
Legal Services Advisor
Kirsty joined Senscot Legal in April 2015. She has an LLB Law (Honours) degree from Strathclyde University. Before joining Senscot Legal she had a number of roles which developed her interest in the third sector, most recently volunteering as an advisor at the Citizens’ Advice Bureau in Glasgow. Kirsty assists her clients with a wide range of issues including charity set up; social enterprise set up; governance; employment law and HR; leases; equality law and intellectual property.
Kirsty has delivered training sessions, workshops and legal surgeries across Scotland to third sector organisations, network support groups and directly to clients. She also attends regular training events to keep her knowledge and skills up to date.
Legal Services Advisor
Annie joined Senscot Legal in October 2018 after gaining an LLB Law (Honours) degree from the University of Strathclyde earlier in the year. She is also completing the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice part-time at the University of Strathclyde which complements the work she does here at Senscot Legal. She is currently studying modules on employment law and intellectual property and advises clients in these areas and others such as charity and social enterprise set up and governance.
Foster Evans (Chair)
Foster is the chair of Senscot Legal. He also is involved in a couple of other volunteer Board roles with Renfrew Development Trust and Partick Thistle Community Trust. He was Chair of Clydeside Against Pollution, founding Secretary of PATH(Scotland), Director of Employers in Voluntary Housing – supporting social employers, General Manager of Strathclyde University Student Association and also worked with the Housing Corporation and British Airways. Foster has been on five housing association and co-operative committees over the last 35 years. He likes music, foreign travel and spending time at Firhill – when there’s game on.
Sophy was appointed Chair of Senscot in June 2007 and is the Chief Executive of Instant Neighbour, a well-respected social enterprise operating in the North East of Scotland. Sophy is also Chair of Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action, a mentor with Business Mentoring Scotland, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, an alumni of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and a Burgess of Guild for the City of Aberdeen.
Kenny is former Vice Principal of the University of Strathclyde and Professor of Employment Law and is now a Professor Emeritus of the University. He is also a Deputy Chair of Central Arbitration Committee and a member of the Court of the University of the Highlands and Islands. He has a wide Interest in access to justice and equal opportunities.
Lorna is a board member of Senscot Legal. She also works with EVH – supporting social employers as their HR Support Manager. Prior to this position Lorna worked with The Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice as their Director of HR and Volunteer Services. Lorna has been involved as a board member on other charities and is enjoying being involved with the varied work of Senscot Legal. She also loves walking her dogs and exploring the beautiful Scottish countryside.
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