Chris Parsons

Chris is chairman of the India practice and also helps guide the firm’s social initiatives in India. Chris has been with the firm of Herbert Smith Freehills for nearly 35 years. One of Chris’ passions is Mental Health and Well-being. Having suffered from serious mental health issues himself, he is very aware of the stigma that…

Matthew White

Matthew is head of the planning team in London and a partner in the real estate practice. Matthew leads the London Planning practice at Herbert Smith Freehills. He is also a Mental Health Champion, part of the HSF Mental Health Mentor programme, and identifies the need to put mental and emotional wellbeing at the heart what…

Jacqui Finnigan

Jacqui Finnigan is a psychologist, and Head of Mental Health and Wellbeing Services for Transport for London. She holds associate fellowship and chartership with the British Psychological Society and is accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council. Jacqui has over 15 years’ experience of delivering evidence-based mental health preventative and psychological therapy interventions to…

James Crawford

James Crawford started his career in South Africa in 1985 before moving to the City in London to work for the likes of Weatherall Green & Smith, Jones Lang Wootton and then several years at Savills, where he specialised in multi-million pound commercial acquisitions and sales.  He developed severe depression, which he describes “the most…

Emily Wheeler

Emily is an award-winning fundraiser and Head of Philanthropic Partnerships at MQ: Transforming Mental Health, the UK’s leading mental health research charity. She is also Chair of the charity Nightline Association, delivering peer to peer listening services, available to 1.8million higher education students across the UK and Ireland. Her roles allow her to provide an…

Prina Shah

Prina is a Partner in the V&A team at Cushman & Wakefield (C&W). She is also the head of Wellbeing which is part of INSPIRE – the Diversity and Inclusion Programme for the UK at C&W. Prina and the team have been creating awareness and changing the culture at the firm by holding a number…

Alice Dockar

Alice Dockar is a Partner in the Real Estate practice at Herbert Smith Freehills and is a Mental Health Champion. Alice is a London-based real estate specialist with in-depth knowledge of commercial market practice. Alice works with developers, landlords and tenants on a range of major corporate real estate acquisitions and disposals, corporate occupier lettings, development…

Carine Bonnejean

Based in London, Carine manages the development of the hospitality consultancy services across Europe, working with 30 dedicated consultants. She has extensive experience in directing feasibility studies, commercial due diligence, strategic reviews and advisory projects throughout the UK and Europe. She leads detailed research and analytical studies offering strategic advice on the hospitality and leisure…

Jacqueline Bleicher

Jacqueline Bleicher is the Founding Director of Global Urban Design (GUD), a Social Enterprise. She is an Urban Designer, Masterplanner, Placemaker, Workshop Facilitator, Speaker, Mentor, Registered, Chartered Architect and Co- Author of “Our City? Countering exclusion by designing cities for all,” a book by STIPO, PPS and the European Placemaking Network. Jacqueline actively promotes urban…

Clare Andrews

Clare Andrews joined Royal London as a Senior Retail Asset Manager in June 2017.  She was previously at Aviva Investors for 12 years where she joined as the Assistant Fund Manager on The Mall Fund from Capital & Regional and later moved teams to become a cross-sector Asset Manager and then a Senior Retail Asset…