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.

Maryam Shah is co-chair of the YLAL committee. She is a BPC student at the Inns of Court College of Advocacy. She has an interest in human rights and employment and discrimination law.

Isaac Abraham is co-chair of the YLAL Committee. He is a solicitor in the Immigration department at Wilson Solicitors.

James McGowan is co-chair of the YLAL Committee. has worked in politics for the past 6 years, focusing mainly on housing, access to justice and social security. He’s currently re-training as a barrister and doing a mix of voluntary legal work.

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

Harriet Bland is a solicitor at the Centre for Women’s Justice.

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.

Abbi Hart is a trainee solicitor at Hodge, Jones & Allen Solicitors in London.

Sunny Singh is a recent Law graduate form the London School of Economics. She has a keen interest in criminal law and human rights. Sunny is YLAL’s treasury.

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

Queenie Sit is a LLM (Master of Laws) student in Queen Mary University of London with an interest in state crime, human rights, and international criminal law.

Emma Trevett is an educat and community care solicitor. Emma helps to organise YLAL meetings in Bristol.