LEGAL Aid Board member Kate Markus is to join Doughty Street Chambers next month.
She has been working at the Brent Law Centre for 10 years, is a former chair of the Law Centres Federation and is also chair of the Public Law Project.
She says: “I want to specialise in public law and judicial review, and that is going to be my role at Doughty Street.”
She adds: “After 10 years, I feel I need a change. My current work covers a very wide field and does not give me the opportunity to specialise and get to grips with judicial review.”
Markus joined the 12-strong Legal Aid Board as a member in February last year after years of campaigning for cash-starved law centres who had been threatened with closure.
Doughty Street Chambers manager Christine Kings says of Markus' decision to join: “This will be a most welcome addition. Judicial review is a very important area.”