Meet the Committee
We are proud to present the committee behind LYLG's endeavors - a group of hardworking, professional individuals committed to serving our members with excellence. Each committee member contributes a unique set of skills and qualities, fostering a collaborative and supportive environment that enables us to meet the diverse needs of our community.
Our committee members dedicate their time and energy to a range of responsibilities, from promoting diversity and inclusion to organising career development events and supporting well-being initiatives. They approach their tasks with professionalism and a genuine desire to create valuable experiences for our members.
We invite you to learn more about the individuals who comprise our committee, as they continue to work diligently and with humility to fulfil their roles. Their collective expertise, creativity, and dedication serve as the foundation of our organisation, guiding us towards growth and success.
Elizabeth is Co-Chair of the LYLG, having previously been Vice Chair. She is an Associate Solicitor in the Property Litigation team at a London firm. She graduated with a First Class Honours degree and completed the LPC at the University of Law with a distinction. Elizabeth is also an Executive Committee Member of the National Junior Lawyers Division and a Committee Member of The Law Society’s Junior Solicitors Network.
Co-chair & National JLD Representative
Annabel is Co-Chair of LYLG, having previously been on the committee since January 2022, following a chance meeting with Oliver Haddock at the London Legal Walk. She is currently working in-house for an NHS Trust with a main focus on healthcare law. Alongside this, she is also studying her LPC MSC part-time. Throughout the years, she has been involved in a number of projects around charity organisation and business development, including working on a schools initiative which aims to inspire and empower the next generation to become an active member of society. She loves a story to dine out on and her claim to fame has to be having had lunch with King Charles through her work with The Royal Shakespeare Company! Her passion for networking and bringing people together continues to flourish and it’s something that she encourages others to do. To her and many others, networking is a vital skill that not only helps with your confidence but also with building upon your professional brand. Annabel has a lot of visions and plans for LYLG over the next year, which is all very exciting. Not one to sit still, she never waits for opportunity to arrive, instead actively seeking openings and events that will add breadth and development to either her own knowledge or to projects she is involved with. In fact, during her final year of university, faced with a covid lockdown and only her final exams to study for, she saw opportunity and set an online business to not only keep her busy but also in touch with the outside world. Her mind works at 100 miles an hour and she cannot wait to help LYLG grow and meet you all along the way!
Becca has been an integral part of the organisation's growth and development since September 2020. With a background in running societies and designing campus ambassador schemes, she has offered her expertise to improve the group's digital presence and member engagement. Becca currently works in LegalTech in the realm of document automation and contract analytics at an International Law Firm. Alongside her side-projects (most recently, launching TYP memberships), she is also studying the LPC MSc part-time on the weekends. Previously as President of her Law Society, she successfully spearheaded the re-branding of the society and built a solid framework for future committees. Under her leadership, the society hosted numerous speaker events (bringing in legal trailblazers from Lady Hale to Gina Miller), career workshops, and socials, while securing sponsorship deals with over 20 law firms and organisations. In her downtime, Becca enjoys traveling and documenting her adventures through videos that she sends to her family who live 6,000 miles away. She delights in hosting cozy dinner parties. Embracing a spontaneous spirit, she often takes on challenges like half-marathons and is currently training for the Total Warrior Challenge in the summer.
Policy & Sponsorship Representative
Andrew Cook is a solicitor at the Metropolitan Police Service who qualified in November 2021. He previously undertook his training contract at the Welsh Government where he was also an active member of the Cardiff Junior Lawyers Division committee. Prior to his training contract, he studied law and undertook his LPC at Northumbria University. As part of this, he took part in the ERASMUS programme and studied abroad for a semester at Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. He is particularly intersected in networking with junior lawyers from different backgrounds and ensuring junior lawyers views are represented across the legal sector.
Sponsorship & Charity Representative
Dilraj is a Solicitor Apprentice, due to qualify in February 2024. He is currently working in-house at AstraZeneca UK. Prior to his training, Dilraj studied LLB International Law at the University of Birmingham and is now undertaking his Masters in Legal Practice at BPP University. Dilraj is an advocate for social mobility within the profession and a strong believer in the power of networks to drive meaningful connections between young professionals in London.
Mental Health & Wellbeing Representative
Megan is a Solicitor Apprentice at European law firm Fieldfisher, with experience in the Property Litigation and Regulatory teams, as well as sitting in-house on secondment to grocery delivery app, Getir. Megan is an advocate for mental health and wellbeing and hopes that she can be the voice at LYLG of those taking a slightly less conventional route to becoming a lawyer.
(Careers/Pro Bono Work) Events Representative
Patricia is an Associate Solicitor within Commercial Dispute Resolution at Cripps, prior to which she was a Senior Paralegal within Dispute Resolution at Freshfields for nearly three years. She is fluent in Spanish. In her spare time, Patricia loves exploring new areas, trying new cuisines, and volunteering for various charities. She enjoys going on long walks, going to the gym, and playing tennis.
(In-house) Events Representative
Jatinder Kalsi works as Corporate Counsel at Jimmy Choo. She has extensive experience working in both private practice and in-house. Jatinder is passionate about creating networking and development opportunities for legal professionals within the in-house sector, and she brings a creative approach to her committee role.
(Careers) Events Representative
Ellie is a corporate trainee solicitor, qualifying as a corporate associate in September 2023 with MBM Commercial LLP. Before beginning her training contract, Ellie studied law with a placement year at Cardiff University. She then went on to study her LPC at BPP University in London. Ellie is excited to assist LYLG with the organisations next steps over the coming year, and can’t wait to expand her network within a brilliant team.
(Socials) Events Representative
Grace is currently a trainee solicitor at international law firm CMS, due to qualify in August 2023. She has experience in Energy & Project Finance, Projects, Energy & Climate Change, Real Estate and Real Estate Planning. She is originally from the West Midlands and moved to London after completing her undergraduate degree in History and postgraduate degree in Law at the University of Bristol. Alongside her legal training, Grace is passionate about social and environmental change. She takes part in various CSR initiatives through work. Grace’s hobbies include exploring the outdoors, gym, trying new sports, singing, and dancing.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Representative
Bunmi is an Award Winning Legal Professional (Women & Diversity in Law’s Unsung Hero Winner 2023) currently working within Risk & Compliance as a Risk Paralegal for an international offshore law firm. She studied Law at The University of Westminster and the BPTC LLM at The University of Law. Her legal interests include Fashion Law, Risk & Compliance, Family Law, and Intellectual Property. Throughout her legal journey, Bunmi has sought to use her experiences whilst climbing the legal career ladder to help others achieve their goals and bring out the best in themselves. She is the founder of award nominated The Law of F.E (formerly The Fashion Law Edit) which she started in 2016, focusing on the legal and business side of fashion and entertainment; hosting various events, workshops etc, in a bid to merge legal professionals with those in the creative industries. Her mission is to make law affordable, creative, and relevant for all. She sits as a committee member for her firm’s London D&I Committee and Women Network with a focus on Networking and Allyship. Often referring to herself as a ‘legal creative’, Bunmi enjoys all things fashion, exploring new adventures, anything business/entrepreneurship related and a special mention to her favourite podcasts/books!
Ellie is currently a trainee solicitor at Gateley Legal. She studied history at UCL before securing her training contract and completing her GDL, LPC and LLM at The University of Law. Having interned at the Access to Justice Foundation, Ellie is passionate about creating a more inclusive legal profession and supporting aspiring lawyers. An avid runner, Ellie has most recently completed Manchester marathon and has achieved Championship entry for London 2024. In her spare time, you will find her on the tennis court, in the gym or exploring London!
Social Media Representative & Ambassador Coordinator
Agata is a paralegal with a strong background in social media and digital marketing. During their undergraduate studies, she gained experience in these areas while working for the University’s Law Society, and later at Watson's Daily. With a keen interest in IP law, FinTech, and Legal Tech, Agata is passionate about the intersection of law and technology. In her free time, Agata enjoys going on cycling trips.
Bernetta trained in the TLT LLP Bristol office and has recently relocated back to London. She is an Associate in the Commercial Regulatory team. She is a career changer and previously worked as a Graduate Engineer in Manchester for 2 years, and studied Structural and Civil Engineering to masters level at Leeds University. She is a South-East Londoner with an unhealthy obsession with baking.
Shamas has made a career change after working in L&D for an international energy firm. He has gained almost a decade of experience in civil litigation, specialising in legal costs. Shamas has recently completed his training contract and will be admitted to the roll shortly. He looks forward to the next chapter in his career and is enthusiastic about promoting the values of LYLG.
Ayesha is currently a Trainee Solicitor, in the first year of her training contract at Pogust Goodhead, a firm which specialises in Group Litigation. Prior to starting her training contract, Ayesha completed an Accelerated LLB in Law, and went on to complete her LLM in Public International Law at the University of Amsterdam. Ayesha is passionate about access to justice, and ensuring that careers in law are equally accessible to all. Ayesha is looking forward to being part of the LYLG over the coming year, and being part of the wonderful team & network the LYLG has created. In her spare time, you'll most likely find her on an exploratory walk of London, reading a book over a chai latte, playing scrabble or at Salsa class!
Our Ambassadors are an integral part of the LYLG, combining professionalism, creativity, and motivation to support and enhance our events and initiatives. We have carefully selected these dedicated individuals based on their ability to generate innovative ideas, foster connections, and actively engage with our members.
At each event, our Ambassadors ensure a welcoming environment while facilitating meaningful interactions and networking opportunities. They bring a diverse range of skills and expertise to the table, contributing to the development and execution of insightful career workshops, educational seminars, and other valuable programs.
We encourage you to connect with our Ambassadors before, during and after our events, as they are always keen to discuss LYLG's goals, share their experiences, and listen to your suggestions. Their commitment to the growth and success of our community is truly inspiring, and we are proud to have them as representatives of our organisation!
Ella is currently a second year student at the University of Greenwich completing her LLB full time. Ella has completed judge marshalling as part of her law career and hopefully next year she will be taking on a placement alongside her studies. Ella has been attending the LYLG events for over a year now and has met some of the most like-minded, amazing people. She is now so excited to be an ambassador for LYLG and help them with all the great events they put on, and hopefully start reaching out to more university students across London. Ella cannot wait to grow her network and work with this team!
Rebecca is currently studying the LPC at BPP University and will start her training contract at Withers in September 2023. Previously, she studied philosophy at the University of Glasgow and was involved in several societies, including Glasgow University Charity Fashion Show. She also spent a year abroad at the University of Connecticut, where she joined a sorority. She is excited to join LYLG and build her professional network, whilst helping to develop an inclusive space for young lawyers. Her hobbies include cooking, watching Scandinavian crime dramas and walking her toy poodle.
Jacqueline is currently a full time LPC/LLM student at the University of Law whilst dealing with the business affairs of a music publishing company where she works. She’s keen to enter the world of media and entertainment law as her interests vest in commercial law and intellectual property. In her spare time, she paints, designs and mostly fills her days by attending networking events and trying new places. Fun fact about her: she always carries a variety of fruits in her bag!