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.



Paige Jones is co-chair of the YLAL Committee. She is a pupil barrister at 5 Essex Court Chambers.




Kaya Kannan is co-chair of the YLAL Committee. She is a Programme officer (policy, grants and partnerships) at Southall Black Sisters. She has a background in public law, human rights and criminal justice. 



Ciara Bartlam is a barrister at Garden Court North Chambers in Manchester.



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.




Rebecca Dooley is a Trainee Solicitor and Justice First Fellow at Bhatt Murphy.



Hafsah Hussain is a pupil barrister at Park Square Barristers in Leeds. 




Betty McCann is a paralegal at Irwin Mitchell in Bristol in their Public Law and Human Rights team.



Katie McFadden is a solicitor working in criminal defence at Hodge, Jones & Allen Solicitors in London. She has a particular interest in representing those who are vulnerable due to age or mental health issues. Katie leads on YLAL's crime work and contributes to YLAL's social mobility work. Katie is a former co-chair of YLAL. 


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




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



Nasreen Shah is a barrister at Great James Street Chambers, specialising in crime, family and extradition. She is a founder and director of Her Bar, a new company set to support and promote women at the Bar.



Sunny Singh is a 2nd-year student at London School of Economics. She has a keen interest in criminal rights and environmental law.



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.



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