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Steering Committee


Ryan Whelan

Ryan Whelan

Founder & Co-chair

Ryan, a practising lawyer, is founder and co-chair of PBS. He was voted LexisNexis Legal Personality of the Year (2020) and is the AllBright ChangeMaker Man (2020).

Ryan specialises in international arbitration and litigation. He has been recognised in the FT’s Innovative Lawyers list (2019), as the Law Society Gazette’s Lawyer in the News (2019), and as The Time’s Lawyer of the Week (2018).

Leigh Gapinski

Leigh Gapinski

Co-chair Legal Counsel, Thought Machine

Leigh is commercial counsel for Thought Machine, a fintech startup. Leigh is responsible for a variety of commercial contracts relating to their product as well as providing day to day legal support to the entire business globally.

Prior to moving in house, Leigh worked as an associate at Linklaters where she built up international experience working in both London and Singapore on complex transactional projects and advisory matters.

Jonathan Goodyear

Jonathan Goodyear

Co-founder Board Member, Aberdeen Law Project

As well as being co-founder of PBS, Jonathan is a law student at the University of Aberdeen and intends to qualify as a solicitor. Jonathan is passionate about pro bono and particularly interested in corporate and technology law.

Jonathan was the Student Director of the award-winning student founded, led and operated Aberdeen Law Project, a pro bono organisation that educates, represents and advises the economically disadvantaged.

Sophie Davies

Sophie Davies

Associate, Simpson Thacher

Sophie is an associate in the London office of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and specialises in banking and credit transactions. Sophie completed her law degree at University College London.

During her time at university, Sophie worked on pro bono projects with local charities and assisted with the introduction of specialist clinics providing dedicated medical care to victims of sexual violence.

Calum Stacey

Finlay Fraser

Associate, White & Case

Finlay is an associate in White & Case’s M&A and corporate practice based in London. Prior to joining White & Case, Finlay worked at a leading international law firm during which time he spent six months on secondment to the legal team of a global financial institution.

Finlay has a broad range of experience advising multinational listed and private corporate clients, financial sponsors and investment banks on a range of high-profile transactions.

Leonnie Gilpin

Leonnie Gilpin

Future trainee, Gibson Dunn

Leonnie has recently completed her LLM and LPC at BPP University Law School. She is due to start her training contract at Gibson Dunn in 2021. Leonnie completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Liverpool.

Leonnie is passionate about providing access to justice and received an award for her work at the Liverpool Law Clinic. She regularly mentors students from disadvantaged backgrounds and advocates for social mobility.

Calum Lamont

Calum Lamont

Barrister, Keating Chambers

Calum is a barrister practising with Keating Chambers. Calum was awarded International Arbitration Junior of the Year at the Chambers UK Bar Awards in 2018, and Construction Junior of the Year in 2016.

Calum is recommended as a Leading Junior in four practice areas by Chambers & Partners, Chambers Global, Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal and has broad experience across a range of commercial matters.

Megan Lukins

Megan Lukins

Associate, Addleshaw Goddard

Megan is an Associate at Addleshaw Goddard’s and works in their commercial division. Megan has a keen interest in data protection and commercial matters within the financial services and technology sectors.

Megan began her career studying at the University of Aberdeen. Megan sits on the Aberdeen Law Project’s board and is on the Scottish Young Lawyers’ Association’s committee.

Lindsay Murray

Lindsay Murray

Associate, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Lindsay graduated from the University of Dundee with a Scots and English Law LLB (Hons) in 2013 and obtained a Diploma in Professional Legal Practice in 2014. Lindsay completed her training contract at a boutique law firm.

Lindsay is co-Chair of the Tayside and Perthshire Law Project and remains committed to pro bono work within the profession, such as educating communities about their legal rights and assisting students in marginalised areas.

Amber Pledge

Amber Pledge

Associate, Morrison Foerster

Amber is an Associate at Morrison Foerster’s London office and has experience advising both lenders and borrowers on international financing transactions. Amber completed the GDL and LPC at BPP Law School.

Amber has previously volunteered as a Pro Bono Attorney at Lawyers Without Borders and is part of Morrison Foerster’s pro bono team. Amber has previous practised at Gibson Dunn and Kirkland Ellis.

Calum Stacey

Calum Stacey

Legal Manager, Total UK Limited

Calum is the Legal Manager & Company Secretary of Total UK Limited (TUK). Prior to joining TUK, Calum worked as the in-house counsel for an AIM-listed oil & gas exploration company focused on African jurisdictions.

In addition to providing legal support to TUK, Calum is also TUK’s appointed director for a number of joint venture companies that own and operate fuel infrastructure and services to Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted airports.