Chessells is new Legal Aid chair \

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The new chairman of the Legal Aid Board is to be Sir Tim Chessells. He will take up the post next May, succeeding John Pitts, who has served as chairman since the board was set up in 1988. Sir Tim is currently the chairman of the London Implementation

Group, which is responsible for implementing the recommendations of the Tomlinson Report on the provision of hospital and medical school services in London. He is a former chairman of North East Thames Regional Health Authority and was knighted in the 1993 Queen's Birthday Honours.