Deborah Evans was appointed in 2018 as the first Chief Executive of LLG. Having started her career in local government at Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council, she has since gone on to work in senior roles across the legal sector, including the in-house legal team of a major retailer; as a Practice Director of a law firm; in management at the Legal Aid Board; Chief Executive of the Legal Complaints Service, and most recently as Chief Executive of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers. She has also been involved with digital claims resolution platforms such as Claims Portal and MedCo.

With a strong focus on good governance, she takes a creative approach to improving and modernising services with a view to making organisations, lean, effective and providing excellent value for money. She has big plans for LLG, including the delivery of a national work experience week in 2021, delivery of LLG Inspire – our leadership development program – and aiming to deliver a full suite of membership services in an easily accessible way at low cost in order to give the members everything they need to do their jobs to the best of their ability, grow in their careers, and better service their local communities.

With previous experience of top table discussions in parliament and with major decision makers in the legal sector, Deborah is raising the voice and influence of LLG to the highest level in order that the members experience and expertise can shape policy for the public good.

Outside of work, she leads a full life with husband, two sons and a dog the size of a small horse. She organises village fetes, runs a choir, and writes and stars in the annual village pantomime. Originally the pantomime princess, she now has to settle for roles more suited to her age, being cast firstly as the ogre and more recently, the hag.