Lauren is Deputy Head of Legal at TrustLaw. She identifies strategic opportunities and manages key relationships with law firms, in-house legal teams, NGOs and social enterprises within the region. She also scopes and manages the development and publication of legal research and guides for the social sector. Her main areas of expertise are modern slavery and social entrepreneurship. Lauren leads and manages the TrustLaw Legal Health Check for NGOs and Social Enterprises, and related workshops.
Before joining the Foundation, Lauren worked in private practice as a corporate lawyer at Webber Wentzel, a leading law firm in South Africa. She then worked in-house as corporate and commercial legal counsel at the financial services and brokerage firms, Cantor Fitzgerald and BGC Partners, in London. She gained experience in the non-profit sector by volunteering at the South African Human Rights Commission and helped support asylum seekers at the NGO, Lawyers for Human Rights.
Lauren is a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales and a South African qualified attorney. She has a Bachelor of Social Science and Bachelor of Laws from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, and the Bachelor of Civil Laws (focusing on International Law and Human Rights) from the University of Oxford.
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