Who we are


At the PSU, we are passionate about helping people who would otherwise be alone in court.

We are made up of 40 staff members and over 700 dedicated volunteers, with offices across England and Wales.

Our Trustees

  • Chair: Peter Crisp
  • Vice-Chairman: Lucas Wilson
  • Treasurer: Kirit Naik
  • Elisabeth Davies
  • Caroline Field
  • Peter Hancock CBE
  • Angela Camber
  • Lis Long
  • Greville Waterman
  • David Wilkin

Founder and Life President

  • Diana Copisarow OBE


  • The Rt Hon Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division

Leadership Team

Other roles

  • Systems and Information Manager – Karen Sng-Sugden

Our Patrons

  • The Rt Hon The Baroness Hale of Richmond, President of the Supreme Court
  • The Rt Hon Sir Terence Etherton, Master of the Rolls
  • The Rt Hon The Lady Butler-Sloss,       
  • The Rt Hon The Lord Clarke of Stone-cum-Ebony      
  • The Rt Hon Lord Dyson        
  • The Rt Hon The Lord Neuberger         
  • The Rt Hon The Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers             
  • The Rt Hon The Lord Thomas       
  • The Rt Hon The Lord Woolf     
  • The Rt Hon The Lord Judge           

Royal Court of Justice Liaison Judge

  • The Rt Hon Dame Sarah Asplin

Litigant in Person Support Strategy

The PSU is a partner of the Litigant in Person Support Strategy. More information can be found on the LiPSS website.
 The Litigant in Person Support StrategyMinistry of Justice