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Our Trustees


Elkan was born in Liverpool and is a solicitor specialising in major inquests and inquiries. He represented families in the Hillsborough and Birmingham Pub Bombing Inquests and is currently acting in the Manchester Arena Inquest.  He is also a Non-Executive Director of Clatterbridge Cancer Centre.

Elkan obtained his law degrees in Jerusalem and his Masters in Law from the London School of Economics.  His many accolades include; Law Society Gazette Legal Personality of the Year in 2013, Outstanding achievement at the 2014 Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year awards, LALY outstanding achievement award 2016, Halsbury Rule of Law Award 2016. 

Frank was born and bred in Liverpool and has managed many successful computer system projects with major companies in the banking, insurance and finance sectors.

Frank has been involved in fundraising for leukaemia causes since 1985 and was Chairman of The Haemanthus (Blood Lily) Fund throughout its existence. He has, over many years supported the Patient Welfare and Staff Welfare funds on the Haematology wards at the Royal Liverpool Hospital.

John is a retired Circuit Judge. He was educated at St Edwards College, Liverpool and Liverpool University. He was admitted as a solicitor in 1958, but then went on to serve in the Royal Air Force National Service from 1958 to 1960. John then went on to fulfil his role as a solicitor until he was called to the Bar by Grays Inn in 1970. He practiced as a barrister in Liverpool from 1970 to 1990. He is a past President of Liverpool Athenaeum, Liverpool Rugby Club and Sefton Cricket Club. He is current President of Bentley Operatic Society. 

Abila Pointing has an academic background in Psychology, Sociology and Management Studies. She gained her MA in Sociology and Social Policy from the University of Liverpool, and her Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies from Liverpool John Moores University. Earlier qualifications, including an MA in Psychology, were acquired in Pakistan.  Abila is now retired, but her working career included employment with Liverpool Careers Service and Nacro (National Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders). She has also worked at a national level with a number of criminal justice agencies on the race and diversity agenda. Abila was awarded an MBE in 2008 for her community relations work in Liverpool and Manchester prisons. She was commissioned as a Deputy Lieutenant in 2010 and was High Sheriff for the County of Merseyside for 2014-15. In January 2011 Abila was appointed to the Council of the University of Liverpool.

Kehinde was born in South London and raised in Nigeria before returning to the UK for his degree in Medical Biochemistry at Brunel University, Uxbridge.  Kehinde obtained a PhD in Molecular Cell Biology from the University of Sheffield in 2002. He then moved to Newcastle University for postdoctoral training in the Dermatology department.  Kehinde joined Liverpool John Moores University in 2008 as a lecturer in Biochemistry and Cell Biology, and currently leads projects focussing on psoriasis, alopecia, non-melanoma skin cancer and drug development in co-operation with national and international collaborators.