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  • “The SBA confirms my professional standing as a lawyer

  • “No one should feel their life is in such a state that they can’t ask for help”

  • “You know that there are people there to support you and that you are not alone”

SBA The Solicitors’ Charity appoints Nick Gallagher as new CEO to take the charity forward

SBA, the independent charity that works to provide support to solicitors in financial need, is delighted to announce the appointment of Nick Gallagher as its new Chief Executive Officer. Nick takes up the post with immediate effect and replaces Andrew Jameson who completes his tenure as Interim CEO.

Nick comes to the charity with extensive and varied experience in the not-for-profit sector, offering considerable experience of leading charities at either Director or CEO level and vital experience in leading three legal charities, including LawWorks.

Nick said of his new role: “I’m thrilled to join the SBA team and bring together my skills and experience with knowledge of the challenging context in which solicitors now operate.

“Following many Interim CEO assignments where I have completed both shorter ‘turnaround’ roles and driven organisational growth and improvement over a longer period, I’m excited to take on this permanent role and instill a sustained positive change to benefit those in need of support.

“The SBA provides vital assistance which so many solicitors and their families rely on and I look forward to developing the charity and making more organisations and individuals aware of what the SBA does and how they can help.”

SBA Chair of Trustees, Matthew Robbins said: “This is an important time for the SBA as we look to the future and raise awareness of what the charity does for the legal sector. We’re delighted to have secured the depth of experience and background, both in the charity and legal sectors, that Nick brings. The SBA team, Trustees and volunteers are really looking forward to working with Nick to achieve our goals as a charity and continue to help solicitors and their families in times of need or crisis.

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Notes to editors

  • SBA The Solicitors’ Charity is an independent charity working for solicitors both past and present and their families.
  • It financially assists solicitors and their families who are in serious financial need as a result of illness, accident, redundancy or other adversity.
  • It determines ‘serious financial need’ by using research produced by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s ‘Minimum Income Standard’.
  • Formerly known as The Solicitors Benevolent Association, it has been working at the heart of the legal profession for over 150 years.
  • SBA has 15 trustees whose personal profiles can be found here

For more information:
Website: www.sba.org.uk
Twitter: @SBACharity

For all media enquiries:
Bex Pearce
bex@carswellgould.co.uk
023 8023 8001

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