Our board

This section includes biographies for each of the Members of the Legal Services Board, including the Chair, other Ordinary Members and the Chief Executive. You can also find information about:

Board member biographies

The Board has eight Ordinary Members, comprising the Chair and the other Members. The Chief Executive also sits on the Board.

Dr Helen Phillips is the Chair of the Legal Services Board.

The terms of appointment and re-appointment for the other Ordinary Members can be found at the end of each Member’s biography. All (re-)appointments are made in consultation with the Lord Chief Justice.

Biographical information for each Board member can be found here.

Board interests and expenses

Register of interests

The work of the Legal Services Board must be carried out in an environment that is free from any suggestion of improper influence. Board Members are required to disclose direct or indirect pecuniary or other interests which may, in reality or appearance, influence Members’ judgement.

Board register of interests

Quarterly expense reports

In the interests of transparency, we will publish on a quarterly basis the details of expenses claimed by Board Members and the Senior Management Team.

Gifts and hospitality registers

We will publish on a quarterly basis the details of corporate gifts and hospitality offered and received by all LSB colleagues.

Board Meetings

LSB’s Publication Scheme commits to publishing proactively the agenda and papers of our regular Board meetings.

The minutes and other papers of Board meetings will generally be published in full, although it may be necessary in some circumstances to extract or to redact specific information or, rarely, to withhold publication. Minutes will be published after being agreed at the subsequent meeting of the Board or Committee, and other meeting papers will be published approximately two weeks after the meeting.

If you require more information about a particular paper, please contact our Board Secretary on 020 7271 0070

Board Committees

In line with good governance the Board has established two committees to help it fulfil its duties. These are:

Audit and Risk Assurance Committee

The Audit and Risk Assurance Committee is responsible for ensuring the maintenance of appropriate audit and risk processes within the organisation and the governance of the internal audit and external audit programmes.


LSB Audit and Risk Committee – Terms of Reference (pdf, 49kb)


Remuneration and Nomination Committee (RNC)

The Remuneration and Nomination Committee is responsible for the overall remuneration approach and policy relating to all members of staff at the LSB and helps with succession planning for the Board and its committees.


LSB Remuneration and Nomination Committee – Terms of Reference (pdf, 52kb)

Committee minutes

LSB’s Publication Scheme commits to publishing proactively the minutes of our committee meetings, which are published after the subsequent meeting.


ARAC minutes




RNC minutes