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. 



Katie McFadden (co-chair) is a trainee 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. She co-ordinates YLAL's Social Mobility work. 




Ollie Persey (co-chair) is a barrister at Garden Court Chambers, having trained there as a Justice First Fellow. He is responsible for leading YLAL's legal aid policy work.


Siobhan Taylor-Ward is a solicitor and former Justice First Fellow 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. She formerly co-chaired YLAL. 


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. 



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




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 Senior Caseworker at Lawstop specialising in Court of Protection, community care and education. She also works at Bristol Law Centre. Emma helps to organise YLAL meetings in Bristol. 


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




Faith Rowan is a Solicitor who is embarking on a career change after leaving criminal defence.



Bartholomew Dalton is a criminal defence solicitor at TV Edwards in London and specialises in representing defendants with mental health issues.



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. 



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. 





Ciara Bartlam is a barrister at Garden Court North Chambers in Manchester. She is part of our Membership Support Team.  



Megan Millar is a pupil barrister at 6KBW College Hill. She helps to coordinate YLAL's parliamentary engagement activities. 




Crash Wigley is a BTC student at Cardiff University and a future pupil barrister at Civitas. They co-ordinate the work of YLAL Cymru.



Ayesha Sohanpal is a 3rd year LLB student at University College London. 


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. 





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




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




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