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.
Interested in joining us? Have a look at our Committee Recruitment page for any opportunities, and to learn more about what we're looking for from applicants.



Ciara Bartlam is interim co-chair of the YLAL Committee. She is a barrister at Garden Court North Chambers in Manchester.



Crash Wigley is interim co-chair of the YLAL Committee. They are a BTC student at Cardiff University and a future pupil barrister at Civitas. 



Harriet Bland is a solicitor in the Civil Liberties department at GT Stewart Solicitors, working on inquests and actions against the police and prison service.




Lucie Boase is a trainee solicitor at Hodge Jones & Allen 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. 




Hafsah Hussain is a research assistant to a barrister and work in Crime. She is also a Contributor at Human Rights Pulse and undertakes youth and community work with the Leeds Muslim Youth Forum. She was Called to the Bar in 2019. 



Aaqib Javed is a Justice First Fellow and pupil barrister at Spire Barristers, specialising in family and court of protection law. He is in our Membership Support team. 




Anna Jemmison is a criminal defence solicitor at Hodge Jones and Allen, in London.




Becky Kingi is a New Zealand-qualified solicitor, who is Senior Policy Manager at Focus on Labour Exploitation (FLEX). She helps to coordinate YLAL's parliamentary engagement. 




Chloe Lee is a family barrister at Spire Barristers in Leeds. Chloe manages Legal Aid News and is part of our Membership Support team.




Emma McClure is a solicitor specialising in prison, mental health and public law.




Emily McFadden is an abuse solicitor at Bolt Burdon Kemp. She is responsible for YLAL's website and membership administration, alongside contributing to its consultation responses and the Young Lawyers Making Change Festival. 



Katie McFadden is a solicitor 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.




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.




Ollie Persey is a barrister at Garden Court Chambers and former YLAL co-chair. 




Aneela Samrai is a Trainee Solicitor at Hodge Jones & Allen Solicitors, in London and helps co-ordinate YLAL's parliamentary engagement activities.



Ayesha Sohanpal is a 3rd year LLB student at University College London. Ayesha manages our Mentoring scheme and is part of our Membership Support team.



Siobhan Taylor-Ward is a solicitor at Vauxhall Law Centre working in benefits, housing and public law and former Justice First Fellow. 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. She formerly co-chaired YLAL.




Emma Trevett is a solicitor at Lawstop specialising in community care and education. Emma helps to organise YLAL meetings in Bristol.