JLD local groups

Local JLD groups support junior lawyers across England and Wales through events and opportunities to socialise with other junior lawyers who work and live in your area.

The groups also help you connect and build your professional networks. Many have contacts with other groups representing young or newly qualified professionals in their area.

The groups also feed into the work of the JLD at a national level, including our policy campaigns. Each group can nominate a representative to sit on the JLD national committee, which meets three times a year.

The local groups are organised and run by junior lawyers in the area. They are independent of the JLD and independent of each other. Some are called trainee solicitors or young solicitors groups, and may have different membership criteria from the national JLD – some local groups charge a membership fee.

For further information about local JLD groups, including amendments to current listings, email juniorlawyers@lawsociety.org.uk.

Find your local JLD group

If you’re on a local JLD group committee and your local group is not listed below or your details have changed, let us know.

If you’re in an area that does not have a local JLD group, you might want to set one up yourself. We’ve published a JLD local group handbook to help.


Region: Cambridgeshire

Catchment area: Cambridge (and surrounding areas)

The Cambridgeshire Junior Lawyers Division (CJLD) is an organisation consisting of trainee solicitors, paralegals, newly qualified solicitors and law students across the whole of Cambridgeshire.

We aim to foster links with the local business community and to provide an opportunity for young legal professionals to network with each other and with numerous local organisations.

The CJLD committee also organises various social events for its members throughout the year such as punting, gin tasting and outdoor theatre productions.

The highlight of the social calendar is the annual ball, which takes place at a Cambridge college in conjunction with the Cambridge Young Professionals Group.

The activities and events that we run are partly or wholly funded by membership fees and sponsorship, and members are kept informed of activities through regular email updates.

Details of upcoming events can be found on the CJLD website.

Get in touch by emailing the committee at cambsjld@gmail.com, or see below for individual contact details.

Our committee term runs from January to December following elections held in the autumn/winter months each year.


  • Natasha Adams – president
  • Abigail Smith – vice president
  • Kristyna Petrosjanova– treasurer
  • Syeda Anjum – publicity representative
  • Jessica Hitchcock – publicity representative
  • Yasmin Jeffcoate – social secretary and education secretary
  • Alica Hall – social secretary
  • Eleni Nicolau – social secretary
  • Alexandra Jillingworth – social secretary
  • Caitlin Levins – social secretary

Membership fee: £45

Contact: cambsjld@gmail.com

Website: https://www.cambsjld.org

Join our Facebook group

Follow us on Twitter: @CambsJLD

Follow us on Instagram: @CambsJLD

Join our LinkedIn group

Membership: students, trainees, NQs, solicitors

Region: Hertfordshire

Catchment area: Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire JLD organise and hold charity events, pub quizzes, sporting events, social evenings and educational seminars.


  • Chair: Aisling Hayward

  • Social Secretary: Supriya Sehgal

  • Social Secretary: Sara Dobson

  • Treasurer: Simran Lalli

  • Herts Law Society JLD Rep and National JLD Rep: Lizzy Trueman

  • LPC Student Representative: Blessing Skolodova

  • LPC Student Representative: Kiera O'Connor

  • Engagement Officer: Poppy Holmes

Follow us on Twitter: @HertsJLD

Join the Facebook group page: Hertfordshire Junior Lawyers

Membership fee: None

Email: mail@hertsjld.com 

Membership: students, trainees, NQs, solicitors

Region: Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire

Catchment area: Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire

We represent junior lawyers, from trainees to five years’ qualified solicitors, in Northampton and Milton Keynes. We are a very inclusive group and our members also include Legal Practice Course (LPC) students, legal secretaries, legal executives, and paralegals.

We’re all about bringing together local junior lawyers to promote their interests and provide a facility to share common experiences and concerns. We also aim to provide networking opportunities for our members to meet other junior professionals and business people locally. We organise regular social and careers events, and we’re free to join.

  • students undertaking the Graduate Diploma in Law / Common Professional Examination /CILEx

  • students undertaking a dual or single honours law degree

  • LPC students

  • bar students

  • trainee solicitors

  • trainee legal executives

  • paralegals

  • pupil barristers

  • barristers up to five years’ call

  • legal executives up to five years’ post-qualified experience (PQE)

  • solicitors up to five years’ PQE

  • other junior professionals up to five years’ PQE

Our committee:

  • Chair: Olivia Banks

  • Vice chair: Anisha Patel

  • National representative: Hasin Ali 

Contact us via email: northantsbucksjld@outlook.com 

Website: www.nbjld.co.uk

Membership: students, trainees, NQs, solicitors

Region: Norfolk

Catchment area: Norfolk

Norfolk and Norwich Junior Lawyers Division is an organisation that provides support to its members across Norfolk. Membership is free and open to all qualified solicitors (up to five years’ post-qualified experience), trainee solicitors, and paralegals.

Details of upcoming events can be found on the Norfolk and Norwich JLD website at www.nnjld.co.uk.

Get in touch by emailing the committee on norwichandnorfolkjld@gmail.com, or see below for individual contact details.

The Norwich and Norfolk JLD committee are:

  • president: Paige Gouldthorpe

  • vice president: Emma Pocknell

  • treasurer: Chloe Holden

  • website and communications representative: Catherine Turner

  • social secretary: Rebecca Clarke

  • national representative: Ben Lewins

Membership: students, trainees, NQs, solicitors

Region: Cambridgeshire

Catchment area: Peterborough

Peterborough Young Lawyers Group (PYLG) is run by a group of trainees from the Peterborough region and is a subsidiary group of the Peterborough and District Law Society. The group is aimed at trainees solicitors, paralegals, newly-qualified solicitors, young barristers and law students in the Peterborough region.

They aim to create a social environment for like-minded young lawyers, and provide a support network for those in the early stages of their career. PYLG also intends to provide accredited courses to groups of young lawyers within Peterborough in order to reduce travel times and costs for young lawyers and firms.

Membership of PYLG is free and it organises a wide variety of social events that have been backed by the Peterborough and District Law Society, including go-karting, sports days and cocktail classes.

Contact: Nick McCarthy

Email: nick.mccarthy@hegarty.co.uk

Membership: students, trainees, NQs, solicitors

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Region: Essex

Catchment area: South Essex

We hold a number of events throughout the year, with a mixture of formal and informal themes.

Membership is a one-off fee of £5 which can be paid direct to our treasurer.

We communicate with our members through our Facebook and LinkedIn pages, so please join these to hear about upcoming events, networking and career development opportunities.

Our flagship event is our annual boat party, usually held in London in late July or early August. Check out our social media pages for more information.

If anyone has any queries or wishes to join as a member please contact this year’s committee at southessexjld@outlook.com, or see below for individual contact details.

The South Essex JLD committee are:

  • chair: Charlotte Nayler

  • vice chair: Rose Willis

  • national representative: Elliot Cousins

  • treasurer: Daniel Browne

  • secretary: James Pettit

  • social secretary: Ollie Grech

  • Legal Practice Course representative: Summer Croft

  • student representative: Sigourney Rutkowski

Our committee term runs from March to February in each year, with elections taking place during the preceding February. If you wish to be considered for a committee position, please get in touch in advance of these dates.

Telephone: 01245 211359 (Charlotte Nayler)

Membership fee: A one-off £5 fee

Membership: students, trainees, NQs and solicitors up to five years' post-qualified experience

Region: Essex, Suffolk

Catchment area: Suffolk, North Essex

Suffolk and North Essex Junior Lawyers Division holds a number of social/networking events over the year and invites guest speakers to address members on matters of legal interest and importance.

The group is strongly supported by the Suffolk and North Essex Law Society and holds joint meetings and events.

Updates about upcoming events and news are available via email.

Join the group on LinkedIn

Contact: Juliet Gordon (chair)

Email: juliet.gordon@gotelee.co.uk

Membership: students, trainees, NQs, solicitors

Greater London

The London City Island Junior Lawyers Division is open to LPC students, graduates, paralegals with an LPC, bar students, trainee solicitors, barristers and qualified solicitors with up to five years' PQE.

Membership is £20 per year and will offer access to:

  • careers development
  • advice and ongoing support
  • LPC and the solicitors exam updates
  • social events
  • conferences
  • black tie events
  • law seminars with guest speakers
  • a whole lot more

To join, please email Treasurer@LCIjuniorlawyers.co.uk with your name, the name of your firm or organisation and your role.

This is the committee for the London City Island JLD:

  • Chair – Avion Headley
  • Secretary – Patrick Opurum (solicitor)
  • Treasurer – Claire-Isabel Headley
  • International Rep – Ikechi Okere Solicitor

Contact: Treasurer@LCIjuniorlawyers.co.uk

Region: Greater London

London Young Lawyers Group (LYLG) is a London-based group run by junior lawyers for lawyers junior in their career. LYLG organises a range of events throughout the year including seminars, recreational activities, networking events, balls and international events aimed at involving and offering opportunities to junior lawyers across all practice areas, working in all types of private practice and in-house legal departments.

Members enjoy access to events (free/discounted) and a social and business network of likeminded individuals. There’s an annual fee of £20 and applications are accepted all year.

Monthly emails keep members updated and in touch and invitations on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram are used to promote upcoming events.

Contact: Nicola Rubbert (chair), Oliver Haddock and Michal Gorski

Email: committee@lylg.org.uk

Website: http://www.lylg.org.uk

Membership: solicitors 0–7 post-qualified experience, trainee solicitors, paralegals, solicitor apprentices and law students

The South London Law Society Junior Lawyers Division were set up in 2011 to compliment and work with the SLLS in representing, supporting and assisting lawyers at the junior end of the profession. Our objective is to bring together junior lawyers practicing in South London to share experiences, gain training and discuss any concerns about the profession. We also want to give an opportunity to students studying the Legal Practice Course (LPC) or law to meet members of the profession to discuss their future career.

If you are a solicitor with less than five years' post-qualified experience, trainee solicitor, paralegal or LPC and third year law students working or studying in South London, then you are eligible to be a member of the South London JLD and membership is free.

Region: Greater London

Website: https://southlondonjld.wordpress.com/

The Westminster and Holborn Law Society (WHLS) Junior Lawyers Division represents the interests of junior lawyers across Holborn and Westminster.

The group aims to represent all law students, trainee solicitors, pupils, and qualified solicitors and barristers up to five years' post-qualified experience. The JLD are dedicated to creating a network of these junior lawyers within WHLS to provide a wide range of educational and social benefits

Contact: Keshia Bushay-Ellis (Chair)

Email: kmbushayell1@gmail.com

Website: http://www.cwhls.org.uk/jld.html


Region: West Midlands

Catchment area: Birmingham and West Midlands

Birmingham Trainee Solicitors’ Society (BTSS) is an organisation made up of over 400 junior lawyers and law students from across Birmingham and the West Midlands.

Originally an off-shoot of the Birmingham Law Society, BTSS has been operating for 173 years and remains as active as ever.

BTSS takes responsibility for providing members with networking and social opportunities, in addition to facilitating training to enhance professional skills.

Each month, BTSS hosts a range of social, sporting, cultural and charitable events with the aim of bringing young lawyers together and raising their profile across the city and beyond.

BTSS is proud to be able to present members with a breadth of opportunities, access and support to build a diverse range of professional and social networks that will serve them well as they seek to establish themselves in a flourishing and competitive legal market.

BTSS members can develop and cultivate contacts within both the legal and wider professional communities in the Midlands, forging links with the Birmingham Law Society and BSG, Junior Lawyers Division, Birmingham Futures, RCIS and BCASS, to name a few.

BTSS is also keen to undertake corporate social responsibility efforts so that members may make a positive and lasting impact in the local community.

Last but not least, it wants members to enjoy more social and informal networking opportunities to meet like-minded young professionals who are finding their way in the profession in the same manner.

It regularly arranges exciting and varied events to celebrate and reward members for successes and achievements throughout the year.

BTSS members benefit from:

  • a varied range of social, sporting, cultural and charitable events that they can attend for free or at nominal cost
  • exclusive invitations to careers events held by legal recruitment firms
  • a fortnightly newsletter with details of upcoming events and developments in the Birmingham Legal and Business sector
  • access to various professional networks throughout the region through invitations to social and professional events they can attend together
  • press releases from local businesses that may be of interest personally and professionally
  • subsidised ticket prices for BTSS flagship events

Join our Facebook group

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Membership fee: trainee solicitors – £50, newly qualified solicitors – £35, paralegals / students – £25.

Contact: Katy Boyce (chair) – Katy.Boyce@higgsandsons.co.uk

Email: enquiries@btss.co.uk

Membership: students, trainees, NQs, solicitors

Region: Derbyshire

Catchment area: Derbyshire and surrounding area

The group organises events throughout the year for members in order to provide social, networking and training opportunities for junior lawyers in Derby and the surrounding area.

The group is part of the Derby and District Law Society and through that organisation seeks to represent the concerns and issues of junior lawyers to the profession generally.

The committee consists of:

  • president
  • vice president
  • treasurer
  • membership secretary
  • two events secretaries
  • two marketing and social media secretaries
  • JLD representative

Communication is primarily through a mailing list, although the group is accessible via our active Linkedin, Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Anyone interested should register their interest by emailing derbyjuniorlawyers@outlook.com in order to be added to the mailing list, and join our social media groups in order to be kept up to date.

  • President: Ellis Pugh
  • Membership secretary: James Newton

Membership fee: full: £25, full (if currently a member of the Derby and District Law Society): £5, associate: £20

Telephone: 01332 378353

Email: derbyjuniorlawyers@outlook.com

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Membership: legal assistants, paralegals, trainee solicitors, legal executives, patent and trademark attorneys and qualified solicitors with up to five years of post-qualification experience are eligible for full membership. Associate memberships are also available to law students and professionals in the area.

Region: West Midlands

The Herefordshire JLD is currently dormant and will not be organising future events due to a lack of active members in the county. If you are a junior lawyer in the area who is interested in taking the Herefordshire JLD forward and recruiting new members, please contact Christopher Finch at cfinch@hcrlaw.com 

  • Christopher Finch – chair

Membership: students, trainees, NQs, solicitors

Membership fee: Free

Email: CFinch@hcrlaw.com

Region: Leicestershire

Catchment area: Leicestershire and Rutland

Leicestershire Junior Lawyers Division (LJLD) forms a part of the National Junior Lawyers Division and represents young lawyers of all backgrounds from students through to those with five years’ post-qualified experience (PQE).

LJLD was founded in January 2008 as a result of the amalgamation of Leicestershire Young Solicitors Group and Leicestershire Trainee Solicitors Group. It helps junior members of the profession to network, socialise and share all kinds of experiences with other individuals at similar stages of their careers.

We hold regular events for our members including networking drinks, social events such as cocktail making, and careers talks from local recruiters.

More information about LJLD is available on its website. You can also follow LJLD on Twitter (@leicesterjld) or find us on Facebook and LinkedIn.

Elections for new committee members are held in December each year, with the formal handover taking place in January.

All members are encouraged to apply for vacant positons, so sign up and get involved!

We hold two flagship events each year – a charity quiz around April in aid of a local cause, and our legendary annual ball towards the end of November.

We are always on the lookout for sponsors for these and other events. If you would be interested in a sponsorship package, contact Kathryn Harvey at Kathryn.Harvey@shma.co.uk

  • Kathryn Harvey – president
  • vice president to be confirmed
  • Nisha Gorania – national representative

Membership of the LJLD is free.

Membership is open to:

  • undergraduate students
  • students for the Legal Practice Course, Bar Professional Training Course, Graduate Diploma in Law, and CILEx
  • paralegals
  • trainee solicitors
  • trainee legal executives
  • pupil barristers
  • solicitors, barristers and legal executives (up to five years’ PQE)

More information about LJLD is available on our website. You can also follow LJLD on Twitter (@leicesterjld) or find us on Facebook and LinkedIn.

Contact details

Email: membership@ljld.co.uk (for all membership enquiries)

Website: http://www.ljld.co.uk/

Join our Facebook group

Follow us on Twitter: @LeicesterJLD

Join our LinkedIn group

Region: Lincolnshire

Catchment area: Lincolnshire

The Lincolnshire JLD creates opportunities for networking and socialising for its members by way of a varied calendar of events. We aim to support and promote the interests of junior lawyers and develop relationships across the legal community.

Our social calendar begins each year with an event in September to welcome new trainee solicitors to the area. We also hold an annual boat trip every summer in Lincoln.

Solicitors (one to five years’ post-qualified experience), FCILEx (one to five years’ fellowship), trainee solicitors, trainee legal executives, and paralegals are all eligible for membership of the Lincolnshire JLD.

We send out regular emails to our members to keep them informed about our events.

If you are interested in joining, contact Shannon Brennan at shannon.brennan@ringroselaw.co.uk or Frances Aitchison at frances.aitchison@ringroselaw.co.uk.

If you wish to attend one of our events, contact the Lincolnshire JLD committee via the vice president Hannah Loft at hannah.loft@wilkinchapman.co.uk.

Membership fee: free

Contact: Chanel Clarney (president), Hannah Loft (vice president)

Email: chanel.clarney@langleys.com, hannah.loft@wilkinchapman.co.uk

Membership: trainees, NQs, solicitors

Region: Nottinghamshire

There are many benefits to being a member of Nottinghamshire JLD. The group represents the interests of recently qualified solicitors, trainees and Legal Practice Course students. We organise a wide range of events for our members throughout the year.

These include:

  • a programme of social events and drinks evenings
  • the Hammond Cup (an annual advocacy competition)
  • seminars on careers advice
  • training on soft skills, including how to network and manage stress
  • work experience in Karlsruhe, Germany or Ghent, Belgium
  • the annual JLD Ball

Many of our events run in conjunction with other local groups, including the RICS Matrics (surveyors) and NCASS (accountants), in order to create stronger relationships and networking opportunities with other professionals.

Above all, being part of the NJLD gives you a great opportunity to meet new people, including lawyers and other young professionals. You can make new friends and develop future contacts who may help you in your future career.

As a member of the NJLD, you also get the advantage of meeting people who are either at the same stage in their career or have recently been in it and can therefore help give you advice and guidance.

There are also other benefits to joining the NJLD, which we have secured for our members. These include discounts with local businesses and non-accredited continuing professional development points for most of the seminars which the NJLD organises.

Follow NJLD on Twitter: @NottinghamJLD

Follow NJLD on Facebook: search ‘NJLD’

Connect with us on LinkedIn: search ‘Nottinghamshire Junior Lawyers Division’

Membership fee: membership fee is £20 for solicitors/trainees and paralegals and there is a reduced membership fee of £15 for student members

Contact: Rick Thomas (chair) Mark Benton (membership secretary)

Email: rick.thomas@shoosmiths.co.uk, mark.benton@cartwrightking.co.uk

Membership: students, trainees, solicitors

Region: Shropshire

Junior lawyers in Shropshire are encouraged to become members of the group to benefit from networking and social events, as well as educational talks and workshops.

Membership to the group is free, and you can be added to the mailing list by emailing us.

The committee members:

  • Emma Cooper – committee member

Contact: Emma Cooper

Email: emmamarycooper@yahoo.co.uk

Membership: students, trainees, NQs, solicitors

Region: Warwickshire

Catchment area: Coventry and Warwickshire including Rugby

The Warwickshire Junior Lawyers Division provides support to young lawyers within Coventry and Warwickshire.

We aim to advance and promote legal training, professional and personal skills by way of holding seminars and workshops. We also hold social events to encourage and maintain good relations between members. The group is part of the Warwickshire Law Society (WLS).

The group hosts educational events and seminars as well as social activities. All events are aimed at improving relations between young lawyers and to offer support for their careers.

Contact: Laura Stuart (chair), Patrick McCallum (vice chair), Hannah Bates (immediate past chair), Sarabjit Nijjar (national representative)

Telephone: 01788 557571

Email: Warkjld@gmail.com

Visit our website

Facebook: Warwickshire Junior Lawyers Division

Twitter: @WarkJLD

LinkedIn: Warwickshire Junior Lawyers Division Group

Membership: trainee solicitors, paralegals, trainee legal executives, solicitors (up to seven years’ PQE) and legal executives (up to five years’ PQE)

Region: West Midlands

Catchment area: Wolverhampton and the Black Country

There are many benefits to becoming a member of the Wolverhampton and Black Country JLD including:

  • discounted admission to JLD events

  • free admission to a range of JLD events

  • networking opportunities

  • free continuing professional development (CPD) points

  • unlimited support from your local and national JLD group

  • social events and CPD accredited seminars

  • part of Wolverhampton Law Society

The membership year runs 1 October to 31 September and group elections are held in September.

Follow us on Twitter: @wolvesjld

Join our LinkedIn group: search for Wolverhampton and Black Country JLD

Membership fee: Membership year runs 1 October to 31 September and the fee is currently £ per year


Get in touch

Chair: Aimee Stokes 

 Telephone: 01902 328 355

Vice-Chair: Laura Horton

Membership: students, trainees, NQs, solicitors

Region: Worcestershire

Catchment area: Worcestershire

The WJLD was formed to support the interests of solicitors (one to five years’ post-qualified experience (PQE)), FCILEx (one to five years’ fellowship), trainee solicitors, trainee legal executives, and paralegals across Worcestershire.

Our aim is simple - to create opportunities to network and socialise with other legal professionals and members of the local business community.

We aim to support and promote the interests of junior lawyers and develop relationships across the legal community. We also work closely with the Worcestershire Law Society.

We run a variety of different events throughout the year. These vary from seminars with chambers, informative nights, social drinks evenings and a quiz!

Elections take place in November each year.

Our LinkedIn: Worcestershire Junior Lawyers Division
Our Twitter: @WorcsJuniorLaw 
Email: Worcsjuniorlaw@gmail.com


North East

Region: Tyne and Wear

We are a friendly community of junior lawyers based in the North East of England. We regularly organise social and educational events, networking opportunities, recruitment talks, and provide support to our members.

Events are often sponsored by local organisations and are often free, or at a reduced cost, for members to attend. Events are always relaxed, fun and well attended by a board range of down-to-earth, like minded people, navigating their way through different stages of their careers.

We send out regular emails to our members to keep them informed about our upcoming events, opportunities and important issues. 


  • chair and national representative – Daniel George Peacock
  • vice chair and regional representative  – Jenny Waller
  • treasurer – Stephanie Antrobus
  • secretary – Anthony May
  • social secretaries – Rose Foster and Jill Waddle
  • student representatives – Anthony May, Reet Kaur and Penny Jones
  • social media co-ordinator  –Chloe Squire
  • solicitor apprentice representative  – Saffron Sinclair
  • bar representative  – Parissa Najah

Connect with us on LinkedIn

Follow us on Twitter

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Membership fee: £10 (students and apprentices), £15 (paralegals), £20 (trainees and pupils), £25 (solicitors and barristers)

Membership: students (law & non-law), solicitor apprentices, paralegals, trainee solicitors, pupils, solicitors and barristers (0-5PQE)

Contact: info.jldnortheast@gmail.com 

Region: Tees Valley and surrounding areas

The Tees Valley JLD is aimed at junior lawyers in the Tees Valley and surrounding areas. The JLD is dedicated to meeting the needs of law students, Legal Practice Course graduates, paralegals, trainee solicitors and solicitors with up to five years’ post qualification experience.

Our aim is to build a platform for junior lawyers to meet, share their experiences and be part of a wider support network. We hold both social and educational events, ranging from lectures to social events and provide an opportunity to socialise with other junior lawyers in the Tees Valley region.

Membership is free for trainee solicitors and students and once you join you will have exclusive access to upcoming social events and training seminars.

The Tees Valley JLD is part of the Tees Valley Law Society (TVLS) and is currently being led by trainee representatives, Khudeza Miah, trainee solicitor at Freers Askew Bunting in Middlesbrough and Mary Foster, trainee solicitor at Archers law in Stockton.

For the latest updates, follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Sign up to our mailing list

Membership fee: free for trainee solicitors and students.

Email address: tvjld@tvls.org.uk

Membership: students, apprentices, paralegals, trainees, NQs, solicitors

North West

Region: Greater Manchester, Lancashire

The Bolton JLD provides a social and support network for trainees and young solicitors. We hold monthly events including quizzes and days out, and there is an annual ball.

Membership fee: £10 per year (free to members of Bolton Law Society)

Contact: Tazim Ahmedabadi

Telephone: 01204 368060

Email: tazima@joeegansolicitors.co.uk

Membership: trainees, NQs

Region: Cheshire, Wales

Catchment area: Cheshire and North Wales

Email: cnwjld@gmail.com

Find us on Facebook

Region: Cumbria

The Cumbria JLD is currently inactive. Please email the TLS Junior Lawyers mailbox, should you plan to reinstate this:


Region: Greater Manchester

Manchester Trainee Solicitors Group (MTSG) looks after the interests of trainee solicitors, newly qualifieds (NQs), legal apprentices, law students and paralegals in Greater Manchester and provides assistance with socialising, networking, jobs and education.

There are opportunities to join in education, networking and social events throughout the year.

MTSG has over 500 members from firms and businesses of all types and sizes throughout Greater Manchester.

Highlights of the calendar include the Christmas and summer balls, monthly networking events at city centre venues, mentoring opportunities, education workshops and various careers evenings for students and trainees.

When you join, you’ll be added to a mailing list to receive details of upcoming events, and you can also find further information on the MTSG website.

Committee elections take place in June each year.

Membership: aspiring lawyers, solicitor apprentices, paralegals, future trainees, trainees, pupil barristers, NQs

Membership fee: £55 for trainees (two years), £35 for trainees (one year), £40 for NQs (one year), £20 for paralegals (one year) and solicitor apprentices (one year)

Contact: Alex Streeter (chair), Savanna Nolan (JLD national representative)

Connect with us on LinkedIn – search for ‘Manchester Trainee Solicitors Group’

Follow us on Twitter (@mcrtsg)

Follow us on Instagram (@mcrtsg)

Region: Greater Manchester

Catchment area: Greater Manchester

The Manchester Young Solicitors Group (MYSG) is a free membership organisation for solicitors of up to 10 years’ post-qualified experience in the Greater Manchester area, providing social, networking, training and corporate responsibility opportunities for its members through its links across legal, financial, accountancy and other professional sectors.

With the kind help of sponsors, MYSG organise drinks evenings, seminars and other events, giving members a chance to expand both their social and professional horizons.

The MYSG does not have yearly elections. The chairman is elected from and by the Committee, and vacancies appear on an ad hoc basis with candidates considered by the Committee based on their contribution to the society. If you are interested in joining the Committee, please attend one of our events and speak to one of our Committee members.

A full list of the Committee is available on the MYSG website.


Email: admin@mysg.co.uk

Website: www.manchesterysg.co.uk

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Membership: NQs and solicitors

Membership fee: free

Region: Merseyside

The Merseyside JLD is an independent association affiliated to the national JLD. It strives to provide an educational and professional support network for young lawyers in the Merseyside region and is equipped to represent the views and opinions of its members on a national level.

As a committee, the Merseyside JLD provides a wide range of services, including networking opportunities through its social and sporting events, educational talks and seminars, work experience, charity fundraising and an annual ball.

With the help of sponsors many of the Merseyside JLD events are free of charge and provide a fantastic opportunity for junior lawyers to become involved in the wider Merseyside legal community. The Merseyside JLD encourages members, irrespective of age or qualification status, to participate in all that it has to offer.

Visit the website to see a full list of committee members

Membership fee: None

Contact: Matthew Chorley – national representative

Email: merseysidejuniorlawyers@gmail.com

Website: https://www.merseysidejld.com/

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Membership is open to:

  • law students
  • paralegals
  • trainee solicitors
  • legal executives and solicitors up to five years' PQE
  • legal apprentices (including solicitor and CILEX apprentices)
  • pupil barristers
  • barristers up to three years' post tenancy

Region: Preston, Lancashire

The Preston JLD creates opportunities for socialising and networking for students, trainees and young solicitors. It aims to help support young lawyers in Preston and grow relationships in our legal community.

The group is run by eight committee members and junior lawyers benefit from networking, continuing professional development events and skills workshops.

Membership to the group is free and you join by emailing.

Committee members:

  • Ummeya Zaka (President)
  • Hannah Pike (Vice President)
  • Dorota Estkowska (Treasurer)
  • Ashleigh Green (Secretary)
  • Hannah Smith (LPC Rep)
  • Alexander Needham (Trainee Rep)
  • Terri Louisa Whitlow (Event/Education Officer)
  • Stephen Moon (Event/Education Officer)

Membership fee: None

Membership: students, trainees, NQs and solicitors up to five years’ post-qualified experience

Contact: Ummeya Zaka – president

Email: PrestonJLD@outlook.com

South East

Region and catchment area: Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire

We host a variety of social events throughout the year together with seminars and lectures on a variety of topics relevant to young lawyers. Find out more on our website.

Membership: Free

We are open to:

  • qualified solicitors (up to five years’ post-qualified experience)
  • professional support lawyers
  • trainee solicitors
  • legal executives
  • paralegals
  • Legal Practice Course students

To join, please email us at juniorlawyersdivisionbbo@gmail.com with your name, the name of your firm or organisation, and your role.

Social media: You can also keep up to date with us via Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter

The executive committee members are:

  • President: Rebekah Sutcliffe
  • Vice-president: Olivia Atkinson
  • General secretary: Rebecca Staunton
  • Regional representative (Oxfordshire): Jonny Farrell
  • Marketing secretaries: Isabel Boyce and Kelly Loveland
  • Sponsorship secretaries: Sophie Stone and Louise Low
  • Social secretaries: Sadia Azam and Jessica Holt
  • Education secretary: Mamta Kudhail
  • Diversity and inclusion secretary: Jessica Smith
  • National Representative: Isabel Searle 
  • Sports secretary: Tanis Everest
  • General members: Ellen Hitchman and Dinah Liu

If you would like to join the committee, please get in touch with us via email to discuss.

Region: Kent

Catchment area: Kent

Membership: students, trainees, NQs, solicitors, legal executives/paralegals

Membership fee: free

Our aim is to offer our members a range of events that we hope will be of interest to junior members of the legal profession, whether you have only recently embarked on a path of legal study or are a solicitor with up to five years’ post-qualification experience. Membership is free and automatic for these junior members of the profession.

During the course of the year we will be holding a number of events designed to assist the professional development of our members in a sociable and enjoyable way. Our events will also provide the perfect platform for networking between young professionals. We also invite guest speakers to address members on matters of legal interest and importance.

The objectives of the JLD are to promote and facilitate the educational and professional development of its members, provide a forum for the exchange of ideas concerning the legal profession, and to represent the concerns and opinions of its members to the Law Society of England and Wales and to the local law societies in Kent. We welcome suggestions from members which serve to enhance and promote these objectives.

Details of forthcoming events will be announced through regular emails and on our LinkedIn page. General updates will be posted on the JLD website. Please fill out our form to sign up to the Kent JLD mailing list.

If you would like to get in touch with the Kent JLD committee, please email kentjld@outlook.com.

The executive is represented on the Council of Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge & District Law Society and on the National JLD Committee.

The executive committee members are:

Region: Hampshire

Catchment area: Southampton, Fareham, Portsmouth, Winchester and surrounding areas

The South Hampshire Junior Lawyers Division (SHJLD) runs regular social, networking and personal development events and skills workshops. It also runs various joint events with similar non-lawyer junior professional groups.

Annual membership fee: £40 (membership year runs from September)

Membership: paralegals and legal assistants, trainee solicitors and trainee legal executives, NQ solicitors and solicitors up to five years' post-qualified experience, chartered legal executives, pupil barristers and barristers up to two years’ call

Committee contact details: The committee term runs from September to August, with elections held in early August.

  • President: Rebecca Munday
  • Vice president: Pascale Devlin
  • Treasurer: David Cribb
  • Secretary: Emma Smith
  • Events and bar representatives: Claire Hook and Grace Nicholls
  • Events representative: James Looi
  • Sponsorship representative: Iwan Thomas
  • National JLD representative: Charlotte Allery
  • SHJLD ball representative: Natalie Williamson
  • Media and communications representative: Yasmin Curry

Please email committee.shjld@gmail.com if you would like to be notified about future SHJLD events or have any further queries.

Region: Sussex

Catchment area: East and West Sussex

Sussex JLD exists as a forum for those new to the legal profession to network and socialise and provide opportunities for those at similar stages in their careers to share experiences.

Membership of the group is open to anyone who works or lives in the Sussex area and has an interest in the legal profession. So, students (studying for the Legal Practice Course/BVC/Graduate Diploma in Law ), paralegals, trainees, legal execs, solicitors and barristers (up to five years’ post-qualified experience) are all welcome.

The Sussex JLD’s committee is newly appointed and aims to get the group’s presence firmly established in the Sussex area. There are regular social events held in and around the Sussex area and in addition, the group is connected with the Universities, local law firms, local chambers, recruitment agencies and provides its members with training and professional development opportunities, career and recruitment advice. Please see the group’s website for full details of all its events.

You can find further information about Sussex JLD on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Membership fee: £5

Contact: Katherine Stockwell (chair), Jade Golesworthy (national representative)

Telephone: 01273 327272

Email: sussexjld@gmail.com

Membership: students, trainees, NQs, solicitors

Region: Surrey

Catchment area: Surrey

Membership: Legal Practice Course students and graduates, paralegals, legal executives, trainee solicitors, solicitor apprentices, solicitors of up to 10 years’ post-qualified experience, pupil barristers and junior barristers of up to 10 years’ practice

Membership fee: Free

We are a support network for junior and aspiring lawyers, hosting social and educational events throughout the year. Our mandate includes:

  • supporting junior and aspiring lawyers
  • providing a networking platform for legal professionals
  • contributing to the education of those pursuing a career in law
  • improving our members’ awareness of issues relating to the profession and in particular, ensuring they are kept up to date with Junior Lawyers Division matters
  • participating in pro bono activities to connect with the community in which we work

Surrey JLD is affiliated with both the JLD and Surrey Law Society. We advertise our events via email and social media. To subscribe to our emails, send one to: surreyjuniorlawyersdivision@gmail.com


The Committee is now as follows:

  • Chair: Yasmin Curry
  • Secretary: Alice Barrett
  • Treasurer: Sapphira Gold
  • National representative: Martin Whitehorn
  • Sponsorship representative: Victoria Batstone
  • Surrey Law Society representative: Tilly Greenstreet-Carter
  • Events representatives: Kate Lewis and Adele Edwards
  • Media and communications representative: Chantelle De Flippis
  • Social media and publications representatives: Martin Whitehorn and Alexandra Milson
  • Diversity and inclusion representative: Asta Asaka
  • CILEx representative: Daniel Crate
  • In-house representative: Tilly Greenstreet-Carter
  • Wellness representative: Sonay Erten
  • Career changer representative: Sapphira Gold
  • Student representative: Tabitha Lee

Email: surreyjuniorlawyersdivision@gmail.com

Instagram: @surrey_jld

Follow us on Twitter: @Surrey_JLD

Find our website here

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South West

Catchment area: Bournemouth, Poole and surrounding area

  • Chair: Alex Crabbe
  • Vice chair: Florence Shoemaker
  • Treasurer: Conor Maher
  • National representative: Darren Francis

Membership: Legal Practice Course students, paralegals, trainee solicitors, NQ solicitors, solicitors up to five years' post-qualified experience (PQE), pupil barristers, CILEX up to five years' PQE

Membership fee: £30 per person, capped at £240 for firms with more than eight members

Group elections: October

Email: alex.crabbe@rawlinsdavy.com, florence.shoemaker@ellisjones.co.uk

Visit the Bournemouth and District Junior Lawyers Division website

Facebook: Bournemouth JLD

Twitter: @bournemouthJLD

Instagram: @bournemouthjld

The Bournemouth JLD represents young lawyers across Bournemouth, Poole and the surrounding area. We hold monthly social events and networking/mentoring events in conjunction with recruiters to assist our members.

The committee is made up of people from across our membership group and has various posts, including a national representative who represents the interests of our members at the national JLD meetings.

We hold an annual summer ball in June and a winter party every November. We hold charity raffles with the proceeds going to local organisations.

Region: Bristol

Catchment area: Bristol and the surrounding area

Bristol JLD promotes the interests of junior lawyers in and around the Bristol region by organising social, networking and educational events. It aims to provide a forum for young lawyers to interact, socialise and support each other as well as encouraging sporting and charitable ventures, interaction with other professionals to improve business links and enhancing the young professional social scene.

The group has ties with Bristol Law Society and Bristol ILEX and is looking to organise more joint events in the future. You can find out more about Bristol JLD and sign up for free regular e-newsletters by visiting their website.

Membership is free, although the group writes to local firms (once a year) asking for a donation based on the number of eligible fee-earners at that firm. The group welcomes applications from any sponsors seeking opportunities to sponsor local activities. Elections are held in November each year.

Membership fee: Free


general – info@bristoljld.co.uk

social events – social@bristoljld.co.uk

careers events – careers@bristoljld.co.uk

newsletter and website – webmaster@bristoljld.co.uk

Website: http://www.BristolJLD.co.uk

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Membership: students, trainees, NQs, solicitors

Region: Gloucestershire

Catchment area: Areas within Gloucestershire

The Cheltenham and Gloucester JLD represent junior lawyers across Gloucestershire. We promote the interests of junior lawyers by organising social and networking events. We aim to provide a forum for junior lawyers to interact, socialise, and support each other as well as encouraging interaction with other professionals to improve business links.

We organise regular social and networking events throughout the year, which include the annual JLD Christmas Meal in December and a Cheese & Wine night. We hold career talks with local recruiters to provide our members with useful hints and tips on how to progress their legal career. We also put on events to assist our members with their personal development – recent events have been related to dealing with stress and tips to manage your personal finances.

Membership is free, just subscribe to our mailing list at jld.cheltenham.gloucester@outlook.com and follow our LinkedIn page to find out more.

Cheltenham and Gloucester JLD Committee:

Chair – Kathryn King

Committee Member – Leah Vincent

Committee Member – Louisa Jones

Committee Member – Nicole Boon

Membership fee: Free

Email: jld.cheltenham.gloucester@outlook.com

Membership: Solicitor apprentices, paralegals, students, trainee solicitors, trainee legal executives, NQs, solicitors 


Region: Devon and Somerset

Catchment area: Devon and Somerset

The Devon and Somerset JLD promotes the interests of junior lawyers by providing a forum for young lawyers to socialise and support each other. We enjoy coming together for sporting and charitable ventures and regularly organise social events (previous activities include bowling, wine-tasting and kayaking), careers talks from local recruiters, and educational events.

This year, we are supporting the Wave Project, an award-winning surf therapy charity to help young people feel more positive and increase confidence.

We work closely with the Devon and Somerset Law Society and facilitate joint events to present members with a breadth of opportunities and support to build a diverse range of professional and social networks.

Our flagship event is our summer ball in June where we celebrate among 100 other junior lawyers and raise money for our chosen charity.

Our committee term runs from November to October with elections held in November. Look out for an email closer to the time if you are interested in joining the committee.

Communication is primarily through our mailing list and our group is accessible via our active Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Full membership is £25, and associate membership is £15.

Our committee members are easily identified on LinkedIn and would love to hear from you about ways in which you can get involved with JLD events.

  • Hannah Porter – co-chair
  • Ben Butterworth – co-chair
  • Grace Blackburn – national representative
  • Amelia Newman – vice chair
  • Emily Bowden – treasurer
  • Megan Sly – communications
  • Sophie Tucker – general secretary
  • Jess Clements – social secretary
  • Lydia Robinson – education representative
  • Isobel Massey – charities representative
  • Holly Crook – diversity representative
  • Omar Mahboob – sports representative
  • Rosie Ridgers – Somerset representative

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Email: dsjld17@gmail.com

Website: https://www.dasls.com/page/junior-lawyers-division.html

Membership: Legal Practice Course students, trainees, NQs, and solicitors up to

Region: Devon

Catchment area: Plymouth and surrounding areas of Devon

The Plymouth Junior Lawyers Division (PJLD) aims to be the group through which all junior legal practitioners in the Plymouth area can meet, network and socialise. The PJLD is designed for students (studying the Legal Practice Course, BVC, Graduate Diploma in Law or LLB Law), paralegals, ILEX members, legal administrators, trainee solicitors, junior qualified solicitors, pupils, and junior barristers.

We organise regular social events throughout the year, the highlight of which is the May Ball. Other events have included a charity quiz night, cream teas in the summer, a harbour cruise and skiing. This year the PJLD is also keen to encourage and support its student members and to continue our charity work in the local area.

As well as social events, the PJLD provides its members with training opportunities and useful hints and tips on how to progress their legal career. We aim to use connections with the university, local law firms, local chambers and businesses to offer our members access to further networking opportunities.

Keep up to date with forthcoming events by visiting our Facebook page, ‘Plymouth Junior Lawyers Division’, or contacting us at plymouthjuniorlawyers@gmail.com

  • Kyle Klesniks – chair
  • Chloe Hamblin – committee secretary
  • Jenny Phillips – treasurer
  • Helena Campbell – charities secretary
  • Emma Preston – education secretary
  • Becky Bawler – social secretary
  • Amy Paterson – social media coordinator
  • Shahid Iqbal – national representative

General committee members:

  • Pippa Tanner-Wood
  • Victoria Alford
  • Chris Hoile
  • Lisa Carbonara
  • Nicola Mitchell-Rodd
  • Annabelle O’Higgins

Membership fee:

  • students: free.
  • Firm subscription: one to five trainees £30; six to 10 trainees: £75; 11+ trainees: £100
  • ILEX members and paralegals: free


  • Kyle Klesniks – chair
  • Shahid Iqbal – national representative

Telephone: 01752 292388

Email: plymouthjuniorlawyers@gmail.com

Membership: students, trainees, NQs, solicitors


Region: Wales

Catchment area: Cardiff and South East Wales

The group works alongside but independently of the national JLD, and represents all student members of the Law Society enrolled through the SRA. This includes:

  • law/GDL/LPC/BPTC/SQE students and graduates
  • paralegals
  • members of the CILEx
  • legal apprentices
  • trainee solicitors
  • pupils, and
  • solicitors and barristers with up to five years' post-qualified experience (PQE) in the Cardiff and district area

The Committee is chaired by Angharad Phillips, a trainee solicitor at Hugh James. In the past, the Committee has contributed to the SRA’s consultation on the abolition of the trainee solicitor minimum wage, and the Welsh government’s proposals for a separate Welsh legal jurisdiction.

The Committee also organises social events and professional events designed to assist junior lawyers in securing a training contract, pupillage or newly qualified position.

As membership numbers continue to grow, the Committee promotes the interests of its members via social media. Please follow us using the details below.

Email us if you'd like to be added to our mailing list for more information, and visit our website.

Follow us on Twitter: @JLDCandSEWales

Follow us on Instagram: @jldcsew

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Membership fee: free

Contact: Angharad Phillips (chair)

Email: csewjld@gmail.com

Region: Cheshire, Wales

Catchment area: Cheshire and North Wales 

Email: cnwjld@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CNWJLD/

Region: Wales

Catchment area: Swansea and District

The Swansea & District JLD aims to bring together the junior legal profession in Swansea to create networking opportunities and maximise opportunities for all. We do not charge a membership fee and offer substantial discounts to students and trainees when organising events.

We hold many events throughout the year; including networking dinners, career workshops, charity quizzes, sponsored walks and sports events. We maintain a very close link with the Swansea Law Society and Swansea University Law School. Join us for an enjoyable time and invaluable career enhancing experiences!

Contact: Kathy Jenkins

Email: swanseajld@gmail.com

Membership: students, paralegals, trainees, NQs, solicitors

Region: Wales

Catchment area: West Wales

The West Wales JLD provides members with an opportunity to network and connect with other junior lawyers.

We discuss issues of concern and our members benefit from training, advice and career guidance. We ensure that our members’ views are heard and we contribute to JLD campaigns, lobbying activities and consultations.

There is no enrolment process or joining fee. Simply email us expressing your interest and we will add you to our mailing list. You will then receive all of the latest information straight to your inbox.

Follow us on Twitter: @WestWalesJLD

Follow us on Instagram: @westwalesjld

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WestWalesJLD/

LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/west-wales-junior-lawyers-division

Contact: Sophie Jenkins (chair)

Email: westwalesjld@gmail.com

Membership: students, paralegals, legal secretaries, legal apprentices, trainees, pupils, and barristers and solicitors up to five years PQE.


Catchment area: Hull and the surrounding areas in East Yorkshire

Our group aims to bring together and promote the interests of junior lawyers and barristers in Hull. Our committee members are from a diverse range of firms but we are always looking for new members. We also welcome local Legal Practice Course students and graduates.

We aim to provide professional development, training, networking and social events to our members.

We have a Facebook page which keeps our members up to date on upcoming events. We are also available on Twitter and LinkedIn.

We are also closely linked with the Hull Incorporated Law Society and our chair is invited along to committee meetings each month.


  • chair: Charlotte Bontoft
  • vice-chair: Laura Hyam
  • secretary: Chelsea Curtis
  • treasurer: Ben Naylor
  • student representative: Laura Jewitt
  • publicity and communications secretary: Jack Newall-Swallow
  • charities director: Joshua Littlefield
  • national representative: Loren Little
  • general committee members: Sam Minall, Shiv Nand and Nilu Love

Our chosen charity for the year is HEY Mind.

Follow our social media below to keep updated as to our activities and upcoming events.

Membership fee: Free to eligible members

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Follow us on Twitter: @HeyJLD

Email: Charlotte Bontoft or Loren Little

Telephone: Abbie 01482 324252 or Ruth 01482 316704

Membership: students, trainees, NQs, solicitors, barristers

Region: Yorkshire

Catchment area: Leeds

The Leeds JLD provides social, educational, professional development, training and networking events to junior and aspiring lawyers and barristers in and around Leeds. Social and careers events are organised for members on a regular basis.

There is a membership fee payable, which entitles members to free or reduced entrance to events. It also allows members access to updates, newsletters and information about the Committee’s plans during the year.

Leeds JLD communicates with its members through monthly newsletters, regular event emails, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and the regional legal press.

The group is part of the National JLD. One dedicated Committee member sits on the National Committee.

Leeds JLD is closely linked with Leeds Law Society, with a dedicated Committee member responsible for LLS liaison and close collaboration between the two organisations in terms of event-planning and use of shared resources.

The group has a Committee made up of 14 individuals with current positions including chair, vice chair, treasurer, secretary, sponsorship officer, events, media and social, sports, in-house/ FELT representative, national representative, barrister representative, and Leeds Law Society liaison officer.

The Committee term runs across an academic year, from September to August. Nominations for elections to the Committee usually commence late July / early August, with the new Committee announced at the end of August.

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Find us on Twitter: @LeedsJLD

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You can contact the group by email on info@leedsjld.com

Membership fee: £40 – with special rates for student associate members (£22) and paralegals (£32).

Chair: Caroline Deathe

National representative: Catherine Jarmola

Website: http://www.leedsjld.com

Membership: trainees, paralegals (including future trainees), apprentices, trainee legal executives, legal executives, NQ solicitors, solicitors (up to five years' post-qualified experience), pupils, barristers (up to five years' call), and students (final year law, Graduate Diploma in Law, Legal Practice Course and BPTC) as associate members.

Region: Yorkshire

Catchment area: South Yorkshire

Sheffield and District JLD promotes the interests of junior lawyers in the Sheffield region and provides members with a forum to develop relationships within the legal community. This year’s committee aims to widen the scope of the group by attracting and encouraging the involvement of other professionals.

We hosted Sheffield’s first Interprofessional Ball last year and are looking to do the same again this year but to make it even bigger and better! We are arranging new and exciting events, seminars and workshops aimed at developing skills, offering support/advice and a place for like-minded individuals to share experiences. We are particularly interested in increasing our FELT membership.

This year’s chosen charity is Sheffield Mind and we are proud to be supporting such an amazing local charity who do such fabulous work in our local area - mental health is just as important as physical health. We hope to raise lots of funds at our events over the next year!

Please visit our social networking sites to stay abreast of legal updates and events we are hosting. Our committee terms run from March to February following elections held in March.

  • Committee president: Ellie Davies
  • Secretary: Lauren Unsworth
  • Treasurer: Ellie Leatherday
  • Sponsorship representative: Martha O’Toole
  • Social responsibility representative: Amy Parsons
  • Events representative: Annabel Denby-Hollis and Damini Sharma
  • Education representative: Tom Chadwick
  • Firms with eight or less trainees (FELT) representative: Bal Boughan
  • Social media representative: Samantha Sims

Membership fee: Free to eligible members

Contact: Lauren Unsworth

Email: lauren.unsworth@switalskis.com

Membership: students, paralegals, trainees, solicitors up to five years’ post-qualified experience, pupils.

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Catchment area: York and the surrounding areas, including (but not limited to): Harrogate; Selby; Malton; and Pocklington.

The York JLD aims to bring together York’s junior legal professionals and develop a tightknit legal community. 

We welcome all junior legal professionals, including: law graduates; legal assistants; paralegals; trainee solicitors; and solicitors up to five years post qualification.

We also welcome those looking to move into York and the surrounding areas to begin or continue their legal careers.

Due to its size, York is notorious for ‘everyone knowing everyone’, and we aim to implement this characteristic into its legal community. We achieve this through organising and hosting professional development, training, networking, and social events to our members.

We also organise events, in collaboration with other JLDs, in order to connect our members with the wider legal community.

We are active and contactable on various social networks:

Instagram: @York_JLD
Twitter: @JLD_York
Linkedin: York JLD

Alternatively, we are contactable by email at: enquiries@yorkjld.co.uk

Membership is free to eligible applicants. To join, please email enquiries@yorkjld.co.uk stating your current occupation/legal role, location, and confirming that you would like to join the York JLD. Please also provide your explicit consent to receiving our emails regarding announcements and events from the York JLD.

The York JLD’s current committee members are:

  • Chair and National Representative: Kyle Spivey
  • Treasurer: Christine Simons 
  • Social Media and Communications: William Kew
  • Events Representatives: Thomas Parkes, Robyn Thompson and Lilly Grant
  • Charity Representative: Jessica Smith
  • Law Society Representative: Sarah Proctor

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