Appointment of new Chair at child rights charity Just for Kids Law

1 Feb 2022

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Anthony Landes to the post of Chair of the Board of Trustees at Just for Kids Law.

Anthony has been on the Board since September 2015 having sat on the Finance & Risk and Fundraising Sub- Committees throughout this period. He became Vice Chair supporting our previous Chair, Carolyn Regan, who retired in July 2021.

Anthony is a lawyer by background having previously been a partner at the law firm Fieldfisher, specialising in Intellectual Property Law. In 1996, Anthony moved to Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) where he ran the Legal and Commercial Department in the UK. In 2000, Anthony became the Risk Partner for Deloitte's consulting business across Europe and sat on the Deloitte Consulting Executive from June 2000 until May 2014. In addition to his involvement on the Board of Just for Kids Law, Anthony is also involved in other charitable institutions, including being Chair of The Wiener Holocaust Library.

Anthony Landes, Chair of the Board of Trustees of Just for Kids Law said: “I am delighted to have been appointed Chair of Just for Kids Law. It is an organisation I have got to know well over a number of years. I admire what is does and what it represents enormously, and I feel honoured to have been appointed to this position. Sadly, we live in an environment where the support we provide is becoming ever more essential and critical. I look forward to working with the full Board, our staff, our ambassadors and all those who support JfKL as we strive to deliver the strategic objectives/priorities we set for ourselves.”

Louisa McGeehan, CEO of Just for Kids Law said: “We are delighted that Anthony has been appointed to lead the Board, following a very full and inclusive process. Having been on the Board for several years, including as Vice Chair, he is known to many of us already. We were particularly struck by his deep personal connection to Just for Kids Law, his extensive governance, fundraising and leadership experience, his commitment to increasing our diversity and youth participation and to taking a consultative and collaborative approach to leadership.”

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About Just for Kids Law

Just for Kids Law is a UK charity that works with and for children and young people to hold those with power to account and fight for wider reform by providing legal representation and advice, direct advocacy and support, and campaigning to ensure children and young people in the UK have their legal rights and entitlements respected and promoted and their voices heard and valued.

2019/20 Impact and Learning Report

Presenting data from our casework database and annual client survey, alongside a description of the highlights of our all work over the year, and a collection of case studies to illustrate the breadth of our work and unique strengths of our holistic casework model, our 2019/20 Impact and Learning Report shows how we work to transform the lives of young people all over the UK. Learning is paramount to us because it ensures we are always seeking to improve our work with and for children and young people, and in this report we set out key things that we didn’t achieve and what we’ve learned as a result. Read the report here.