Alison Van Der Wert
Alison is a recently retired lawyer, having practised firstly as a Solicitor, then a Barrister and latterly as a Deputy District Judge for over 40 years. She is the parent of two children, the youngest of whom has learning disabilities, and who accesses a number of activities relevant to his needs, including a Purple Patch programme. She is a volunteer Citizen advocate for Leeds Advonet and a Trustee of Leeds Mencap. In her spare time she enjoys swimming, yoga, cycling, and listening to live music of all sorts.