Our local groups

We encourage anyone interested in joining YLAL to sign up as a member of the national organisation through our website here and get involved in our subgroups, as you can make a real difference to our work this way, no matter where you live.

However we also believe in the importance of being able to meet and communicate with members who live nearby, whether you are working, studying or just interested in legal aid. If you want to get to know like-minded, passionate legal aid lawyers both current and aspiring, discuss issues in the sector and what you can do about them locally, contact the group nearest you and check out the meetings and events page for what's on.

YLAL in London 

Meetings take place in London every month. They're on the second Wednesday of the month from 6:30pm, and currently held at Hodge Jones and Allen (180 North Gower St, NW1 2NB – nearest tube Euston). Please let us know in advance if you have any accessibility requirements by emailing ylalinfo@gmail.com.

There is no local email list but you can reach us via ylalinfo@gmail.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter

Our committee members in London include our co-chair Katherine Barnes, as well as Anna Jemmison, Gift Nyoni, Emily McFadden, Heather Thomas, Ian Browne, Katie McFadden, Oliver Persey, Siobhan Poll, Tara Mulcair and Verity Quaite. 

YLAL Midlands

YLAL Midlands is coordinated by a number of local solicitors, barristers and students, including YLAL co-chair Oliver Carter. YLAL holds meetings in Birmingham and in Nottingham, and would love to get more people involved.

For more information or to get involved, follow YLAL Midlands on facebook, and/or email ylalmidlands@gmail.com.

YLAL North

YLAL has members in across the north and holds regular meetings in Liverpool, Manchester and Sheffield. We are trying to support more meetings in Bradford/Leeds and Newcastle so let us know if you are interested.

For more information or to get involved, follow YLAL North on facebook and/or email ylalnorth@gmail.com.

YLAL Liverpool

YLAL Liverpool is coordinated by Emmeli Sundqvist and Siobhan Taylor-Ward. YLAL Liverpool organises regular meetings to which all YLAL members in the north are welcome.

For more information, follow YLAL Liverpool on facebook and/or email liverpoolylal@gmail.com.

YLAL South West

YLAL South West is coordinated by a number of local solicitors, barristers and students and holds meetings in Bristol. 

For more information or to get involved, follow YLAL South West on Facebook and/or email ylalsouthwest@gmail.com.   

Other local groups?

We recognise that many YLAL members will not be able to make meetings in any of the locations above.  If you would like to start a group elsewhere, please email us on ylalinfo@googlemail.com.