Senior Associates

Tom Kark QC Verita Consultancy Ltd

Tom Kark QC

Tom Kark QC has 35 years’ experience (9 as Queen’s Counsel) at the independent Bar undertaking criminal and regulatory trials as well as reviews and appeals in the Divisional Court, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. His regulatory experience and reputation caused him to be appointed counsel to the Mid Staffordshire NHS public inquiry …

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Chris Stephens Verita Consultancy Ltd

Christopher Stephens

Christopher Stephens CBE is a corporate governance consultant. He is an experienced chairman and NED with public, private and third sector bodies. In addition, Christopher has had worldwide business experience working for a variety of multinational companies. Currently, he is chairman of the DHL Foundation and a NED of Power to Change, a charity focused …

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John Rushforth

John Rushforth is the executive secretary at the Committee of University Chairs (CUC). He is responsible for the Higher Education (HE) Code of Governance, as well as for CUC Practice Notes on Remuneration Committees, Prevent and Academic Governance. He is a member of the Higher Education Standing Committee for Quality across the UK. He is …

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Des Hudson

Des Hudson is the former chief executive of the Law Society of England and Wales, having held the post from 2006 to autumn 2014. Des is a qualified solicitor graduated in law from the University of Leeds.  He worked in private practice as a solicitor until 1987 when he moved into the commercial sector as …

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Stephen Shaw

Stephen Shaw CBE is the independent assessor of serious complaints for the Crown Prosecution Service, independent complaints assessor for the Department for Transport, and longstanding Verita associate.  He also is also a member of the tribunal of the National Federation of Property Professionals that adjudicates upon complaints against estate agents, letting agents, auctioneers and valuers. …

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Lucy Scott-Moncrieff

Lucy Scott-Moncrieff CBE is the House of Lords commissioner for standards, a mental health and human rights solicitor, a  Mental Health Tribunal and Court of Protection  judge and a long-standing Verita associate. Her previous roles include President of the Law Society of England and Wales, commissioner at the Mental Health Act Commission, member of the …

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Walter Merricks

Walter Merricks CBE is a lawyer with extensive experience as a chief executive, chair and board member in public-facing institutions. He is currently the chair of Impress: the independent monitor for the press; member of the Civil Aviation Authority’s Consumer Panel; service complaint reviewer at the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors; and a Verita Senior …

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Kate Lampard

Kate Lampard is the chair of GambleAware, the lead non-executive of the Department of Health and Social Care, a trustee of the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation and the Royal Horticultural Society and an established Verita associate. She is a former practising barrister. Kate is experienced in a wide range of sectors having also been chair of …

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