Foster Evans (Chair)
Foster is the chair of Senscot Legal. He also is involved in a couple of other volunteer Board roles with Renfrew Development Trust and Partick Thistle Community Trust. He was Chair of Clydeside Against Pollution, founding Secretary of PATH(Scotland), Director of Employers in Voluntary Housing – supporting social employers, General Manager of Strathclyde University Student Association and also worked with the Housing Corporation and British Airways. Foster has been on five housing association and co-operative committees over the last 35 years. He likes music, foreign travel and spending time at Firhill – when there’s game on.
Sophy was appointed Chair of Senscot in June 2007 and is the Chief Executive of Instant Neighbour, a well-respected social enterprise operating in the North East of Scotland. Sophy is also Chair of Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action, a mentor with Business Mentoring Scotland, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, an alumni of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and a Burgess of Guild for the City of Aberdeen.
Kenny is former Vice Principal of the University of Strathclyde and Professor of Employment Law and is now a Professor Emeritus of the University. He is also a Deputy Chair of Central Arbitration Committee and a member of the Court of the University of the Highlands and Islands. He has a wide Interest in access to justice and equal opportunities.
Karina Macleod – Senior Paralegal
Karina is an experienced paralegal with a BA Honours degree in Law, 10 years working experience in law firms in the West of Scotland and has obtained specialist paralegal qualifications in Wills, Trusts and Executries and Employment Law from the University of Strathclyde. Karina is also a Fellow Member of the Institute of Paralegals and a member of CLT Scotland, ensuring that all knowledge and skills are up to date with the latest developments in the law. Karina is fully insured to provide the legal advice and support within Senscot Legal and holds her own Professional Indemnity Insurance policy.
Karina joined Senscot Legal in 2010 and since then her role has evolved considerably reflecting a wealth of experience and an increasing technical ability in many different legal and policy areas affecting the third sector in Scotland. Karina has developed training materials for the third sector and delivers seminars and workshops to organisations, local authorities and third sector interfaces to increase knowledge and capacity in the sector.
Helen Turner – Paralegal
Helen joined the Senscot Legal team in June 2014 to address the increasing demand for Senscot Legal’s services.
Prior to joining Senscot Legal she had in-house legal roles with two well-known charities where her focus was on drafting and negotiating commercial contracts, employment issues, dispute resolution, intellectual property and data protection as well as compliance and risk management.
Helen has a degree in Law (LLB) from Strathclyde University (2009) and Diploma in Legal Practice from Glasgow Graduate School of Law (2010) and is committed to continuing professional development and keeping her knowledge and skills up to date for the benefit of her clients. She delivers seminars and workshops to local authorities, third sector interfaces and other third sector organisations to increase knowledge and capacity in the sector as well as delivering bespoke training for clients. Helen regularly advises on the following:
- Legal structures
- Social enterprise formation and governance
- Charity formation and governance
- Charity change of legal form
- Director / trustees duties and governance good practice
- Employment and HR issues
- Partnerships and collaborative working
- Data protection
- Intellectual property
Prior to her career change to law she headed up the technical team in a manufacturing organisation supplying the automotive industry. Her client focus and ability to create innovative, cost-effective solutions on a wide range of issues have proved invaluable in her legal career.
Kirsty Noble – Junior Paralegal
Kirsty joined Senscot Legal in April 2015. She has an LLB Law (Honours) degree from Strathclyde University. Before joining Senscot Legal she had a number of roles which developed her interest in the third sector, most recently volunteering as an advisor at the Citizens’ Advice Bureau in Glasgow. Kirsty assists her clients with a wide range of issues including charity set up, social enterprise set up, company law and employment law.
Jennifer Paterson – Administrator/Finance Assistant
Jennifer joined Senscot Legal in September 2013, Jennifer is responsible for managing the internal workings of the office, providing administrative support to the team, dealing with financial systems and is first point of contact for clients. Previously Jennifer worked in hospitality and customer service, and decided for a change of career and began volunteering at her local credit union before securing her job at Senscot Legal.Book a consultation