Young Norwood attracts legal aid

August 22, 2008

A new brief for London lawyer Rachael Davis is the co-chairmanship of Young Norwood.

The 26-year-old restructuring and insolvency specialist with Olswang began her involvement with the charity two years ago through the Young Norwood lawyers' committee, which she went on to co-chair.

In her new role, she looks forward to working with co-chair Simon Deen to build on the "great wealth of talent, passion and energy in our YN committees. We plan to take those committees forward, form new ones and engage with the thousands of young people out there who believe in charity."

Young Norwood is celebrating its 15th anniversary and has staged events with guests including Glenda Jackson, Gerald Ronson and Lord Woolf.

It was the brainchild of David Ereira, now Norwood's deputy chairman, who said that its success had way surpassed expectations. "It is a fine example of the lay leaders of the future taking up the baton of supporting communal charities. It is to their credit, and Norwood's benefit, that YN's members have become an essential part of the charity's fundraising activity."

Last updated: 10:09am, August 27 2008