Spokesperson biographies

Our spokespeople are available for interview on a range of issues related to public legal education.

Dr Lisa Wintersteiger, Chief Executive

Lisa’s early career was in the advice and community sector including legal aid casework, youth and community development and regeneration programmes. She has also been a policy consultant and researcher in advice needs, international human rights and more recently has been leading public legal education research and programming.

She specialises in access to justice interventions both in the UK and abroad. Her expertise is in bringing together theory and practice, policy development and designing programmes to meet the needs of vulnerable people. In 2011 she co-founded Law for Life. She holds a PhD in law on the intersection of Frankfurt School Critical Theory and education. She has taught at Birkbeck, University of London where she co-convened clinical education and as visiting faculty at the Central European University.

Lisa talks powerfully and persuasively about the case for improved public knowledge and understanding of the law, and the impact on human rights, access to justice and community empowerment.


Mary Marvel, Head of Policy and Communications


Mary specialises in translating the law into accessible and engaging materials, drawing on her experience delivering public legal education and advice on the ground in student, community and mental health projects.

Mary can provide excellent real-world insight into common legal issues in areas ranging from the private rental market and benefit disputes, to divorce, and individuals representing themselves in court.


Dada Felja, Head of Education and Training


Dada has spent years working with refugees and asylum seekers, and particularly with Roma communities in the UK, providing a range of support including advice and advocacy, mentoring, education and training.

Dada is well placed to discuss issues relating to minority communities and their experience of complex and multiple legal issues.