Irwin Mitchell partner Andrew Lockley is among three non-executive board members appointed to the Legal Aid Agency, which replaces the Legal Services Commission from next April.

Lockley (pictured) heads the public law team at Irwin Mitchell, where he has worked for the past 16 years. Lockley, who retires from the firm at the end of January, is a part-time tribunal judge. He was formerly director of communications and then director of legal practice at the Law Society and a member of its management board.

The other two appointed are John Grosvenor, former senior partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers and former IT and HR director at John Lewis, Eric Gregory.

Grosvenor will join the LSC’s current audit committee this month as an independent member before becoming chair of the new agency’s audit committee and a member of the board in April 2013.

Gregory and Lockley will both take up their positions following the Legal Aid Agency’s creation.

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