Lauren is Head of Legal at TrustLaw and leads a team of lawyers that works closely with TrustLaw’s NGO and social enterprise members to identify their legal needs and finds pro bono lawyers to assist. She also oversees TrustLaw’s relationships with its law firms and in-house legal teams worldwide. She identifies strategic opportunities and oversees 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 pioneered 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 a corporate and commercial lawyer 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 UK qualified solicitor 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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