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Junior Lawyers Division

JLD local groups: South East

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Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Junior Lawyers Division

Region: Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire Catchment area:  Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire

We host a number of social events each year together with 3 or 4 lectures on a variety of topics relevant to young lawyers. Further details can be found on our website:

To become a member, please get in contact via our email address or via facebook, twitter or LinkedIn (see details below).

Our AGM is held in July of each year.

Membership is open to:

  • Qualified solicitors (up to 10 years’ PQE)
  • Professional support lawyers
  • Trainee solicitors
  • Paralegals
  • LPC students

To become a member of the BB&O JLD and receive updates and invitations for all our events, please send an email with your name and the name of your firm (if applicable) to .

To join our Facebook group and receive information on upcoming events please visit Junior Lawyers Division, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.

2016/2017 President: Kate Lewis ℅ Field Seymour Parkes LLP

Email address(es):

Contact : Victoria Charlesson (Chair)
Telephone number: 0118 951 6229
Email: or
Twitter:  @JLD_BBO
LinkedIn:  Junior Lawyers Division Berks, Bucks and Oxon
Trainees, NQs, Solicitors, LPC students, paralegals

Kent & East Sussex Junior Lawyers Division

Region: Kent
Catchment area: Kent and East Sussex

Our aim is to offer our members a range of events that we hope will be of interest to junior members of the legal profession, whether you have only recently embarked on a path of legal study or are a solicitor with up to five years’ post-qualification experience. Membership is free and automatic for these junior members of the profession.

During the course of the year we will be holding a number of events designed to assist the professional development of our members in a sociable and enjoyable way. Our events will also provide the perfect platform for networking between young professionals. We also invite guest speakers to address members on matters of legal interest and importance.

The objectives of the JLD are to promote and facilitate the educational and professional development of its members, provide a forum for the exchange of ideas concerning the legal profession, and to represent the concerns and opinions of its members to the Law Society of England and Wales and to the local law societies in East Sussex and Kent. We welcome suggestions from members which serve to enhance and promote these objectives.

Details of forthcoming events will be announced through regular emails, and updates will be posted on the JLD website. Please email the president should you wish to be added to the Kent & East Sussex JLD mailing list.

The executive is represented on the Council of Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge & District Law Society and on the National JLD Committee.

The executive committee members are:

Mollie Ferguson, president ( )
Joe Milner, vice president (
Connor Iontton, treasurer (
Lucy Knight, secretary (
Jade Baker, awards and grants mediator (
Lorna Young, IT co-ordinator (

South Hampshire Junior Lawyers Division

Region: Hampshire
Catchment area: South Hampshire - Southampton, Fareham, Portsmouth, Winchester and surrounding areas

The group runs regular social, networking and personal development events and skills workshops. It also runs several joint events with similar non-lawyer junior professional groups.

There is a £35 annual membership fee - the membership year runs from September.

The committee term runs from September to August with elections held in early August.

Membership fee: £40 
Contact: president - James Kitching vice president - Charlotte Allery
Trainees, NQs, Solicitors, Paralegals and Barristers

Sussex JLD

Region: Sussex
Catchment area: East and West Sussex

Sussex JLD exists as a forum for those new to the legal profession to network and socialise and provide opportunities for those at similar stages in their careers to share experiences.

Membership of the group is open to anyone who works or lives in the Sussex area and has an interest in the legal profession. So, students (studying for the LPC/BVC/GDL), paralegals, trainees, legal execs, solicitors and barristers (up to five years’ PQE) are all welcome.

The Sussex JLD’s committee is newly appointed and aims to get the group’s presence firmly established in the Sussex area. There are regular social events held in and around the Sussex area and in addition, the group is connected with the Universities, local law firms, local chambers, recruitment agencies and provides its members with training and professional development opportunities, career and recruitment advice. Please see the group’s website for full details of all its events.

You can find further information about Sussex JLD on Facebook , Twitter and LinkedIn.

Membership fee: £5
Contact:  Katherine Stockwell (Chair), Jade Golesworthy (National representative)
Telephone number: 01273 327272
Membership: Students, Trainees, NQs, Solicitors

Young Surrey Lawyers

Region: Surrey

Young Surrey Lawyers (YSL) is a group of around 150 junior lawyers in Surrey including solicitors, trainees, paralegals, legal executives, junior barristers, and pupil barristers. The YSL committee is dedicated to providing a network that represents and supports junior lawyers in Surrey in a number of ways, including:

  • providing support to trainee solicitors, those below 10 years’ PQE, legal executives, paralegals and pupil and junior barristers in the Surrey area
  • improving networking among legal professionals in Surrey and, in particular, ensuring trainees and newly qualified solicitors are kept up to date with Junior Lawyers Division matters
  • making a contribution to the education of those pursuing a career in law
  • improving awareness of issues relating to the profession
  • participating in pro bono activities to connect with the community in which we work

Please email if you would like to be notified about future YSL events. There is no membership fee.

Future events will be advertised on the events page of the Surrey Law Society website and via email to those on our mailing list.

Committee :

Helen Fisher – Chair
Madeleine Gooding – Secretary/Treasurer
Alexander Bishop – Communications
Imogen Heywood – Social
Victoria Clarke – JLD and Surrey Law Society liaison
Jessica de Noronha – Honorary Chair

Contact: Helen Fisher - YSL chair

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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 2016/17 Engagement Programme.

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