Clare Toogood was appointed Head of the Public Defender Service in December 2014. But she joined the Legal Aid Agency in April 2014 as Head of the Public Defender Service Advocacy Unit.
Clare’s previous roles include Area Business Manager for the Crown Prosecution Service and positions in local government.
Head of Public Defender Service
The Head of the Public Defender Service provides leadership for the PDS and has overall responsibility for PDS performance. The PDS is responsible for delivery of high quality defence representation in all types of criminal cases.