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About our Managing Director

Professor Pascoe Pleasence is a leading international expert in empirical legal research methodologies, with a particular focus on access to justice and legal capability. 

As Managing Director of Pascoe Pleasence Limited, Pascoe takes responsibility for the conduct and quality of all our outputs to clients. He has a long track record of delivering innovative, relevant and influential research to a worldwide client base.

In early days, Pascoe obtained degrees from University College London and the University of Cambridge, before being called to the Bar of England and Wales, where he practiced for a short period before moving into research.

In the mid-1990s, he took on the role of Head of the Legal Services Research Centre (LSRC), then moved to a more strategic role as Academic and Scientific Advisor at the Legal Services Commission. Since 2007 he has had an association with University College London, one of the world’s leading universities, where he is currently Professor of Empirical Legal Studies and co-directs the Centre for Empirical Legal Studies.

In recent years, he authored the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and Open Society Justice Initiative’s (OSJI) global guidance Legal Needs Surveys and Access to Justice, and the access to justice chapter of the United Nations Praia City Group’s Handbook on Governance Statistics. These two publications were instrumental in the United Nation’s 2020 adoption of a first global Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) concerning access to civil justice (Target 16.3.3). 

He has worked and published in many countries, and his work has been cited by the United Kingdom’s Supreme Court and become central to the development of access to justice policy around the world.

As well as having a passion for research and supporting social change and development, Pascoe is a proud and active parent, keen musician, swimmer and surfer. For a time he was also a Surf Life Saver on Queenscliff beach, Sydney.  

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