YLAL's committee steers and coordinates YLAL's work. Committee members have responsibilities for YLAL's communications, mentoring scheme, jobs page, blogs, press, and more. 

Katherine Barnes (co-chair and treasurer) is a barrister specialising in public law and human rights at 39 Essex Chambers. She has a particular interest in community care, health, education and prison law. She also practises planning and environmental law. 


Oliver Carter (co-chair) is a solicitor in the public law and human rights team at Irwin Mitchell, specialising in judicial review, health and social care, inquests and actions against the police.

Siobhan Taylor-Ward (vice-chair) is a Justice First Fellow and trainee solicitor at Greater Manchester Law Centre, working in benefits, housing and public law. She is joint co-ordinator of YLAL Liverpool and the Social Mobility sub-group, and sits on the Access to Justice Committee for Liverpool Law Society.



Emily McFadden is an abuse solicitor at Bolt Burdon Kemp. She looks after YLAL's membership administration. 



Emmeli Sundqvist is a trainee solicitor at James Murray Solicitors and is currently studying for an LLM with a dissertation in Human Rights Law at Liverpool John Moores University. She is joint co-ordinator of YLAL Liverpool. 


Natalie Wilkins is a barrister at Garden Court North Chambers in Manchester where she specialises in immigration, family and housing law. She is the overall co-ordinator of the YLAL groups outside London.


Verity Quaite is a pupil barrister. Verity regularly writes articles for Legal Voice about access to justice. She is one of the co-ordinators of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Legal Aid.


Marco Anderson is an LLB Law student at the University of the West of England and one of the co-ordinators of YLAL South West. After completing his studies, Marco hopes to practise family and public law as a barrister.


Lucie Boase is a paralegal at Hodge Jones & Allen, specialising in actions against the police and inquests into deaths in state detention. She co-ordinates YLAL Jobs and contributes to The Justice Gap as a commissioning editor and writer.


Sinead Hayes is a solicitor at Irwin Mitchell where she specialises in medical law. She jointly co-ordinates YLAL North in Sheffield and YLAL Campaigns. She is also trustee for Sheffield Mind.


Katy Moulton is a solicitor at Irwin Mitchell. She jointly co-ordinates YLAL North in Manchester and YLAL Campaigns. 

Ollie Persey is training to be a barrister through a Justice First Fellowship at the Public Law Project and teaches at LSE Law. He set up RebLaw UK, a student-run public interest law conference held at the University of Law.
Mariah Simms is a trainee solicitor at Norfolk Community Law Service as part of the Justice First Fellowship. Her training contract focuses on social welfare law, in particular welfare benefits, housing, employment and family law. She coordinates our mentoring scheme. 


Katie McFadden is a paralegal working primarily in criminal appeals at GT Stewart. She has a particular interest in appeals relating to imprisonment for public protection sentences and sentences imposed upon young people.

Gift Nyoni is a public law caseworker at Wilson Solicitors LLP. He is interested in human rights and civil liberties, and specialises in unlawful detention, false imprisonment, and judicial review against public bodies. He jointly coordinates our social mobility work. 



Anna Jemmison is a criminal defence solicitor at LLM Solicitors in Brixton.



Tara Mulcair is a trainee solicitor at Birnberg Peirce. She specialises in inquests, public law claims and civil actions against the police, prison service and Home Office. 

Ian Browne is the Advice and Information Manager at Liberty. He jointly coordinates our social mobility work. 



Audrey Cherryl Mogan is a criminal barrister at Garden Court chambers.  




John Briant is a barrister and an accredited police station representative at Reeds Chambers in Oxford. 




Samuel Coe is a criminal and family law barrister at KCH Garden Square in Nottingham. He jointly coordinates our meetings in the Midlands.