Dr Samantha Milton was appointed Head of the Public Defender Service on 20 March 2017. Before joining the Legal Aid Agency, Samantha was Head of Feedback and Decision Making at the Department for Work and Pensions. Samantha has previously worked for the Ministry of Justice, Department for Business and Home Office.
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.