Jane Harbottle was appointed interim Chief Executive of the Legal Aid Agency (LAA) in July 2019.
Earlier in her career Jane conducted fraud investigations, litigation and debt recovery in the private sector. She joined the Legal Services Commission (the LAA’s predecessor organisation) as a contract manager in May 2000. Previous roles include:
- Head of Civil Legal Aid and Head of Criminal Casework
- National Contracts Manager
- Senior Direct Services Contract Manager
- Area Contract Manager (North East)
- Litigation Manager