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Junior Lawyers Division

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Cambridgeshire Junior Lawyers Division

Region: Cambridgeshire
Catchment area: Cambridgeshire

The CJLD is an organisation consisting of trainee solicitors, paralegals, newly qualified solicitors and law students across the whole of Cambridgeshire. We aim to foster links with the local business community and to provide an opportunity for young legal professionals to network with each other and with numerous local organisations.

The CJLD committee also organises various social events for its members throughout the year such as punting, gin tasting and outdoor theatre productions. The highlight of the social calendar is the annual ball which takes place at a Cambridge College in conjunction with the Cambridge Young Professionals Group. 

The activities and events that we run are partly or wholly funded by membership fees and sponsorship, and members are kept informed of activities through regular email updates.

Membership is open to students, paralegals, trainees, NQs, and solicitors.


  • President : Leon Head
  • Vice President : Kate Warren
  • Treasurer : Jonny Christy

Social Secretaries:

  • Amy Virdee
  • Beth Webb
  • Sophie Walmsley
  • Megan Todd-Jones
  • Ellieshia Hyam
  • Maria Rafiei
  • Sam Ash Croft 

Education Representative : Henry Fitzgerald 

Membership fee: £40
Contact: Dominic Wrench (National Rep), Cameron Carr (President), Navjhot Atwal (Secretary)
Telephone number: Catherine Booton: 01279 213247
Email: , ,
Students, Trainees, NQs, Solicitors

Hertfordshire Junior Lawyers Division

Region: Hertfordshire
Catchment area:  Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire JLD organise and hold charity events, pub quizzes, sporting events, social evenings and educational seminars.


Tom Axon - Chair
Elizabeth Russell - Vice chair
Keshia Bushay-Ellis - Treasurer and secretary
Supriya Kumar - Paralegal representative
Faye Judkins - National JLD representative 

Follow us on Twitter: @HertsJLD
Join the Facebook group page: Hertfordshire Junior Lawyers

Membership fee: None

Membership: Students, Trainees, NQs, Solicitors

Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire Junior Lawyers Division (NBJLD)

Region: Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire
Catchment area: Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire

We represent junior lawyers, from trainees to five years’ qualified solicitors, in Northampton and Milton Keynes. We are a very inclusive group and our members also include LPC students, legal secretaries, legal executives, and paralegals.

We’re all about bringing together local junior lawyers to promote their interests and provide a facility to share common experiences and concerns. We also aim to provide networking opportunities for our members to meet other junior professionals and business people locally. We organise regular social and careers events, and we’re free to join.

  • A student undertaking the GDL/CPE/CILEx
  • A student undertaking a dual or single honours law degree
  • LPC students
  • BAR students
  • Trainee Solicitors
  • Trainee Legal Executives
  • Paralegals
  • Pupil Barristers
  • Barristers up to 5 years call
  • Legal Executives up to 5 years PQE
  • Solicitors up to 5 years PQE
  • Other junior professionals up to 5 years PQE

Our committee term runs from February to January, with the new committee being elected in January each year. Members will be invited to apply to be on the committee at the beginning of each year. 

Chair:  Nikki Vitiello
Vice Chair: Paige Tompkins
National Rep: Daniela Varriale

Contact: Nikki Vitiello 
Email: / (while on secondment)

Telephone numbers:
Chair: 07757290085
Vice Chair: 07532244550
National Rep: 07944665057




Students, Trainees, NQs, Solicitors

Norwich and Norfolk Junior Lawyers Division

Region: Norfolk
Catchment area: Norfolk

Norfolk and Norwich Junior Lawyers Division is an organisation that provides support to its members across Norfolk. Membership is free and open to all qualified solicitors (up to five years’ PQE), trainee solicitors, and paralegals.

Details of upcoming events can be found on the Norfolk and Norwich JLD website at .

Get in touch by emailing the committee on, or see below for individual contact details.

The Norwich and Norfolk JLD committee are:

  • President: Sam Sutton
  • Vice President: Hayley Mortlock
  • Treasurer: Rumer Burnett
  • Website and Communications Representative: Alexandra Hacking
  • Social Secretary: Paige George
  • National Representative: Lucy Mitchell

Membership: Students, Trainees, NQs, Solicitors

Peterborough Young Lawyers Group

Region: Cambridgeshire
Catchment area:  Peterborough

Peterborough Young Lawyers Group (PYLG) is run by a group of trainees from the Peterborough region and is a subsidiary group of the Peterborough and District Law Society. The group is aimed at trainees solicitors, paralegals, newly-qualified solicitors, young barristers and law students in the Peterborough region.

They aim to create a social environment for like-minded young lawyers, and provide a support network for those in the early stages of their career. PYLG also intends to provide accredited courses to groups of young lawyers within Peterborough in order to reduce travel times and costs for young lawyers and firms.

Membership of PYLG is free and it organises a wide variety of social events that have been backed by the Peterborough and District Law Society, including go-karting, sports days and cocktail classes.

Contact:  Jonathan Mumby
Telephone number: 01733 887691
Membership: Students, Trainees, NQs, Solicitors

Join the group on LinkedIn

South Essex Junior Lawyers Division

Region: Essex
Catchment area: South Essex 

We hold a number of events throughout the year, with a mixture of formal and informal themes. 

Membership is a one-off fee of £5 which can be paid direct to our treasurer. 

We communicate with our members through our Facebook and LinkedIn pages, so please join these to hear about upcoming events, networking and career development opportunities. 

Our flagship event is our annual boat party, usually held in London in late July or early August. Check out our social media pages for more information.

If anyone has any queries or wishes to join as a member please contact this year’s committee at, or see below for individual contact details.

The South Essex JLD committee are:

  • Joint Chair: Oliver Grech, Shannon Tomkins
  • National Representative: Hannah Harbottle
  • Treasurer: Daniel Browne
  • Secretary: Beau Borg
  • Social Secretary: Rosanna Sayers, Louise Mickleburgh
  • LPC Representative: Laura Gale

Our committee term runs from March to February in each year, with elections taking place during the preceding February.  If you wish to be considered for a committee position, please get in touch in advance of these dates. 

Telephone: 01245 211337 (Oliver Grech)
Membership fee: A one-off £5 fee
Membership: Students, trainees, NQs and solicitors up to 5 years PQE

Suffolk and North Essex Junior Lawyers Division

Region: Essex, Suffolk
Catchment area: Suffolk, North Essex

Suffolk and North Essex Junior Lawyers Division holds a number of social/networking events over the year and invites guest speakers to address members on matters of legal interest and importance.

The group is strongly supported by the Suffolk and North Essex Law Society and holds joint meetings and events.

Updates about upcoming events and news are available via email.

Join the group on LinkedIn

Contact: Juliet Gordon (chair)
Membership: Students, Trainees, NQs, Solicitors


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About the Junior Lawyers Division

Your Junior Lawyers Division is dedicated to meeting the needs of all LPC students, LPC graduates (including those working as paralegals), trainee solicitors, and solicitors with up to five years post qualification experience.

See our 2017/18 Engagement Programme.

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