Katie Brown (co-chair) is a solicitor in the social welfare department at TV Edwards LLP. Katie was shortlisted for the Young Legal Aid Solicitor of the Year in 2012.
Connor Johnston (co-chair and treasurer) is a barrister at Garden Court Chambers.
Laura Janes (founding member) is a solicitor. She works at Scott-Moncrieff and Associates where she represents children in custody. Laura founded YLAL in 2005. She stepped back from the day to day running of YLAL in June 2011, though remains actively involved in the group. Laura was the 2006 Young Legal Aid Solicitor of the Year.
Joanna Fleck is a trainee solicitor at Tuckers solicitors.
Camilla Graham Wood is a solicitor at Birnberg Peirce and Partners.
Omar Khan is a criminal solicitor at Shaw Graham Kersh with an interest in mentoring students wanting to enter into legal aid.
Paramjit Ahluwalia is a Barrister at Farringdon chambers.
Charlie Image is a family solicitor at Wainwright Cummins LLP.
Carita Thomas is a solicitor at Howells in Sheffield. She helps co-ordinate the YLAL group in the north.
Nadia Salam is a family solicitor-advocate and collaborative lawyer at GT Stewart.
Maia Cohen-Lask completed the BPTC at Kaplan in summer 2012 and is now a paralegal.
Heather Thomas is a trainee solicitor at TV Edwards LLP.
Rachel Francis completed her BPTC at the College of Law in 2012 and is due to start a pupillage in September 2013.
Simao Paxi-Cato is a barrister at Invictus Chambers London, where he specialises in social housing and immigration and asylum law. He is committed to widening access to the profession and volunteers with a number of advice agencies and charities.
New committee members are generally selected by the existing committee on the basis of their contribution to the group. If you would like to become more involved in the running of YLAL please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to one of the committee at our monthly meetings