13 Sep

CILEx Regulation’s Board welcomes new members

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Alice Belcher and Nick Hanning to our Board.


Alice is a multi-disciplinary academic holding a personal chair in Law at the University of Dundee.


Alice originally qualified as a chartered accountant. She then took a degree in law and Economics at Keele, followed by an MPhil in economics at Cambridge and a PhD in accounting at Manchester.


From 2006 to 2014 Alice was a non-executive director of NHS Education for Scotland. She is currently non-executive director of an apprentice-training social enterprise based in her home city of Stoke-on-Trent. Alice writes about corporate governance issues and is author of Directors’ Decisions and the Law: Promoting Success. Alice has also researched sex discrimination issues and has written a company law judgment and accompanying reflection for the Scottish Feminist Judgement’s Project.


Alice said: “I am delighted to be joining the CILEx Regulation board and I am looking forward to contributing to the next stages in the organisation’s growth, development and success.”


Nick is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, who served as CILEx President (2012-13) and as a CILEx Council Member for 10 years.


For almost 30 years Nick has practised in personal injury and employment law. He currently works as an independent consultant with Anthony Gold Solicitors and Dutton Gregory LLP. Nick also provides external practice management and data protection law consultancy to law firms through DG Legal, and is a lecturer in areas of law affecting occupational health through the At Work Partnership.


Since 2011 Nick has served on the Civil Justice Council Working Party on Access to Justice for Those Without Means. He was appointed as the CILEx member of the Civil Justice Council in January 2019, is a member of the Litigant in Person Judicial Engagement Group and served on the Bach Commission on Access to Justice. He currently chairs the South West Legal Support Trust and is a trustee of Advocate, a charity that finds free legal help from barristers.


Nick said: “CILEx Regulation has proved itself to be innovative and forward thinking in its approach to regulation and I am delighted to be able to join such effective colleagues and to play in part in shaping the legal profession of the future; one that represents the diversity of those it serves and is committed to delivering accessible advice and representation.”