Greg Powell has degrees in Law and Psychology and was admitted as a Solicitor in 1973. The senior partner of Powell Spencer and Partners since 1977, a leading community legal aid practice in London. (see ).

Previously the President of The London Criminal Courts Association (www.lccsa.org.uk) and in 2005, the Criminal Legal Aid Lawyer of the year which was a reflection in part of work done for the release of a British citizen from Guantanamo Bay. Greg is also the national manager of the criminal law team of Thompson's Solicitors, the country's largest Union law firm. It is indeed an honour to have such a distinguished and experienced person as our patron.