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  • Lochlinn Parker Managing Director

    Lochlinn is the Managing Director of Practice.  He is leading the firm’s development, aiming to make Practice an indispensable strategic legal partner of the not-for-profit sector.   

    He is an expert in civil liberties and human rights, and has a great deal of experience working with protesters and campaign organisations in defending hard-won rights and advising on the strategic challenges they face.   He is a co-author of the second edition of the Protest Handbook.   He has been personally ranked in the Chambers and Partners guide to lawyers since 2016. 

  • Bernard Stotesbury Legal Practice Manager

    Bernard has almost 40 years of experience working with Solicitors in Practice Management leading on all aspects of the back office. He has a particular interest in the provision of decent social housing at affordable rents having served on the board of Housing Associations.

  • Helen Fry Senior Associate

    Helen moved from private practice to Good Law Project in May 2021 before becoming a founding lawyer at Good Law Practice when it launched in 2022. She works across the whole spectrum of public law, with a particular focus on judicial reviews, inquests, and regulatory challenges. She regularly acts for charities and understands the complex legal landscape in which they operate. 

  • Polly Jackman Senior Associate

    Polly is a public law solicitor with a background in human rights, public interest and family law, having previously been a partner at a family firm. She has extensive experience successfully campaigning on women’s rights issues, in particular in relation to reproductive rights, and has appeared on TV and radio numerous times. 

  • Matthew Gill Senior Associate

    Matt is an experienced free-speech lawyer. He advises journalists, charities, NGOs, and individuals on the legal risks of publishing articles, reports, blogs, books, video and audio content prior to publication. He also works on the legal disputes that can arise after the publication of allegations.  

    Issues on which Matt regularly gives advice include defamation, privacy, contempt of court, copyright, and breach of contract.  

    Matt previously worked in the media disputes teams at Wiggin and Howard Kennedy before joining Good Law Practice in 2024. 

  • Rebekah Hill Solicitor (New Zealand Qualified)

    Rebekah joined Good Law Practice as a Solicitor (New Zealand Qualified) in April 2024. She works across a range of public law matters concerning international law, judicial review and planning law. She has a keen interest in the combined power of litigation and campaigning to create change, especially in a climate litigation context. She is also interested in the intersections between environmental and human rights law, as well as indigenous and LGBTQIA+ issues.

  • Phoebe Epstein Trainee Solicitor

    She works across a wide range of judicial review and other public law matters, and is particularly interested in challenges which seek to advance the rights of marginalised groups. She also has a keen interest in inquests, and has been helping to develop the firm’s workstream around protecting the right to protest. Additionally, Phoebe has experience in advising clients on obtaining information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, and challenging refusals by public authorities to disclose information.  

  • Mary-Carmen McDermott Senior Paralegal

    Mary-Carmen joined Good Law Project as a Paralegal in February 2022 before transferring to Good Law Practice upon its establishment in August 2022. She has assisted in matters across all our areas of expertise and has a keen interest in environmental matters.  

    Prior to joining Good Law Practice, Mary-Carmen handled personal injury litigation as a Paralegal at DWF LLP, and non-contentious contract and IR35 matters as a Legal Advisor at a regional accountancy firm.  

  • Isabella Pearson Legal Administrative Assistant

    Isabella is our team assistant who greatly helps us make a difference by providing the firm with a wide range of administrative support and legal accountancy. In addition to these duties, she is actively involved in legal research and played a role in developing our website. 

    She studied for her Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy at the University of Bristol, where she developed a background in logic, ethics and critical analysis, and is now embarking on post-graduate study in Law alongside her position at Practice.