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


Lucie Boase (co-chair) is a trainee solicitor at Hodge Jones & Allen in London. She co-ordinates YLAL's Membership Support activities. 



Ollie Persey (co-chair) is a pupil barrister and Justice First Fellow at the Public Law Project qualifying in September 2019. He has a particular interest in migrants' rights and SEN issues. He is responsible for leading YLAL's legal aid policy work.


Katie McFadden (co-chair) is a paralegal working primarily in criminal appeals at GT Stewart in London. She has a particular interest in appeals relating to imprisonment for public protection sentences and sentences imposed upon young people. She co-ordinates YLAL's Social Mobility work. 



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

Siobhan Taylor-Ward is a Justice First Fellow and trainee solicitor at Merseyside Law Centre in Liverpool, 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 in London. She looks after YLAL's membership administration. 





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 (YLAL treasurer) is a pupil barrister at 18 St John Street Chambers in Manchester, specialising in crime. As well as her role as treasurer, Verity helps to co-ordinate YLAL North meetings in Manchester.




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




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




Audrey Cherryl Mogan is a criminal barrister at Garden Court Chambers in London.  




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




Emma Trevett is a paralegal at Irwin Mitchell specialising in public law and human rights. She also works at the Bristol Law Centre. Emma helps to organise YLAL meetings in Bristol.




Chloe Lee is a Justice First Fellow and pupil barrister at Spire Barristers in Leeds, specialising in family and court of protection law. She is in our Membership Support team and is joint co-ordinator of YLAL Leeds.



Ruth Mercer is a trainee solicitor and Justice First Fellow at Southwark Law Centre, working in immigration, housing and welfare rights law. She looks after YLAL’s mentoring scheme.