We are delighted to announce that Beneath the Wood has a new patron in Alison Burns LLB Dip. LP NP FRSA. Alison is a solicitor, actor, speaker and award-winning jazz singer. As a practising solicitor specialising in intellectual property she has worked in legal firms and universities around the UK and is currently the in-house solicitor within her own company. Meanwhile as an actor and jazz singer she joined Hilary Clinton, Aretha Franklin and Steve Jobs in being a recipient of the prestigious Brand Laureate Award. Alison, who is also on the Scottish Steering Committee of A-Law (UK Centre for Animal Law), is dedicated to improving the legal rights of non-human animals and believes that they deserve to live a life worth living free from cages, exploitation and cruelty. Welcome aboard Alison.