Personal Profile

Lisa is External Affairs Director for the Firm. She has developed and is implementing the new social impact strategy which encompasses pro-bono work and charitable giving. Working with the Director of Business Development she oversees external and internal communications, government affairs, PR and related campaigns for the Firm. Lisa also offers clients a strategic communications service which combines our legal and reputational offer with her political, governmental and media skills.

Key Experience

  • Lisa has over 15 years’ experience of policy, political and media advice at the highest level of Government.
  • During her time in Government Lisa worked for Charles Clarke, James Purnell and David Miliband across four Departments including, the Department for Education, the Home Office, the Department of Culture, Media and Sport and the Department for Work and Pensions.
  • In 2005, Lisa left Government to be Director of Communications for the UK Film Council where she ran the communications team and delivered all the external and internal communications, events including the UK presence at film festivals and delivered the campaign for the reform of the UK Film tax relief.
  • In 2010, Lisa ran the communications for the David Miliband Labour leadership campaign and was his official media spokesperson.
  • As a Director at Lexington Communications, Lisa ran the creative industries division and provided public affairs, strategy, corporate communications and issues management advice to companies which included Time Warner, NBC Universal, the Motion Picture Association, the Premier League, Mars UK, UK Music, the BPI and Arqiva as well as City and Guilds and Ofsted.

Career History

Director of External Affairs, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Director, Lexington Communications
Communications Director and official spokesperson, The David Miliband Labour Leadership Campaign
Special Advisor, Rt Hon James Purnell MP, Secretary of State, Department of Work and Pensions and prior to that Department of Culture, Media and Sport
Director of Communications, UK Film Council
Special Advisor, Rt Hon Charles Clarke MP, Secretary of State, Home Office and prior to the Department for Education and Skills
Parliamentary Assistant, Glenys Kinnock MEP, European Parliament
Aston University in Birmingham, B.Sc. Hons Public Policy and Politics