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Junior Lawyers Division

JLD local groups: Yorkshire

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Doncaster Junior Lawyers

Catchment area:  Doncaster, Rotherham, Barnsley

The division aims to be as inclusive as possible. Membership is open to Students, Legal Assistants, Paralegals, Trainees, Newly Qualified Solicitors, Solicitors up to 5 years qualified, Pupils and Barristers under 5 years call. 

The group’s activities and functions

The Doncaster JLD’s aim is to promote the interests of our junior lawyers and provides members with a forum to develop relationships within the legal community by running functions ranging from educational events and lectures to informal social events.

The types of committees / positions it has eg sports committee, social committee etc.

Chair: Emma Baker, Solicitor
National Rep: Fazia Hussain, Trainee Solicitor
Events Rep: Racheal Harrison, Trainee Solicitor
Sponsorship Rep: Haroon Bashir, Paralegal and Future Trainee Solicitor
Treasurer and Social Media Rep: Nick Pashley, Trainee Solicitor

The group is committed to developing and welcomes the introduction of new positions.

Whether the groups is part of a local law society committee, and if so, which one.

The group works closely with Doncaster and District Law Society. One member of the Junior Lawyers Committee attends a monthly meeting held by the Doncaster and District Law Society. Both groups will also collaborate in a Pub Quiz using I-Pads in September 2016.

If there is a membership fee and when does it have to be paid?

We do not charge a membership fee

How your group communicates with members eg email, newsletter, Facebook etc?

We communicate with our members through email, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Our elections took place on 7th April 2016.

We expect the next election to take place around the same time.

As it is early days we do not have a flagship event however, we have had great success with our recent event, ‘An Evening at the Races’ and hope to continue this event each summer. The group is committed to charitable work and has nominated Doncaster Housing for Young People as our charity of the year.  Our committee is in place from May to April following elections held in early April.

Group Email -
Emma Baker-
Haroon Bashir-
Nick Pashley-
Racheal Harrison-
Fazia Hussain -

Telephone numbers:

Fazia Hussain - 07415 402 835

Racheal Harrison - 07860247778


Halifax and Huddersfield JLD 

Region: Yorkshire
Catchment area: Halifax and surrounding areas such as Huddersfield and Bradford

Membership is open to all students, paralegals, trainee legal executives and legal executives (up to five years qualified), legal assistants, trainee solicitors and qualified solicitors up to five years PQE, pupils and barristers under five years call.

As a newly established local group of the Junior Lawyers Division, the purpose of the Halifax JLD will be to promote the interests of our members within our local legal network of Halifax and its surrounding areas (such as Huddersfield and Bradford etc).

Our aim is to establish a strong local level presence and encourage our members to promote our local legal community, support charitable causes and to create a support network for junior professionals.

The group will provide social/networking and educational events for our members on a regular basis.

For membership or general enquires, please contact Kara Priestley at .

Please visit our website to keep up to date with our current news and events.

Facebook: Halifax Junior Lawyers
LinkedIn: HalifaxJLD
Twitter: @halifaxjld

Membership fee: £10.00
Contact: Kara Priestley (Chair), Amy Clowrey (National Representative)
Email: ,
Membership: Students, Trainees, NQs, Solicitors

Hull and East Yorkshire JLD

Catchment area: Hull and the surrounding areas

Our group aims to bring together and promote the interests of junior lawyers and barristers in Hull. Our committee members are from a diverse range of firms but we are always looking for new members. We also welcome local law students.

We organise social as well as career-focused events, and meet for drinks on the last Friday of every month.

We have a Facebook page which is constantly updated.

Co chair: Abbie Milner
Co chair: Ruth Maltby
National rep: Dominic Clark

Date of group elections: August or September
Membership fee: Free
Email: or
Telephone: Abbie 01482 324252 or Ruth 01482 316704
Membership: students, trainees, NQs, solicitors, barristers

Leeds Junior Lawyers Division

Region: Yorkshire
Catchment area: Leeds

The Leeds JLD provides social, educational, professional development, training and networking events to junior and aspiring lawyers and barristers in and around Leeds. Social and careers events are organised for members on a regular basis.

There is a membership fee payable (reduced rate available for those joining mid-year), which entitles members to free or reduced entrance to events. It also allows members access to updates, newsletters and information about the Committee’s plans during the year.

Leeds JLD communicates with its members through monthly newsletters, regular event emails, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin and the regional legal press.

The group is part of the National JLD. One dedicated Committee member sits on the National Committee and, for 2017-18, there will also be additional representation via the National JLD Executive.

Leeds JLD is closely linked with Leeds Law Society, with a dedicated Committee member responsible for LLS liaison and close collaboration between the two organisations in terms of event-planning and use of shared resources.

The group has a Committee made up of 16 individuals with current positions including Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, Sponsorship, Events, Publicity, Sport, In-House Representative, FELT Representative, National Representative, Barrister Representative, and Leeds Law Society Liaison Officer.

The Committee term runs across an academic year, from September to August.  Nominations for elections to the Committee usually commence late July / early August, with the new Committee announced at the end of August.

Facebook: LeedsJLD
Find us on Twitter: @LeedsJLD
LinkedIn: Leeds Junior Lawyers Division
You can contact the group by email on  

Membership fee: £38 – with special rates for student Associate Members: (£20) and paralegals (£30) N.B. A reduced rate is also available for those wishing to take membership mid-year.
Contact: Chair: Kristina Goodwin and National Representative:  Catherine Jarmola
Membership: Trainees, Paralegals (including future Trainees), Apprentices, Trainee Legal Executives, Legal Executives, NQ Solicitors, Solicitors (up to five years PQE), Pupils, Barristers (up to five years call), and students (final year law, GDL, LPC and BPTC) as Associate Members.

Sheffield and District Junior Lawyers Division

Region: Yorkshire
Catchment area: South Yorkshire

Sheffield and District JLD promotes the interests of junior lawyers in the Sheffield region and provides members with a forum to develop relationships within the legal community.

This year’s committee aims to widen the scope of the group by attracting and encouraging the involvement of other professionals. We have arranged new and exciting events, seminars and workshops aimed at developing skills, offering support/advice and a place for like-minded individuals to share experiences.

Our committee terms run from March to February following elections held March. 

Visit our social networking sites to stay abreast of updates.

Committee President: Ellie Leatherday
Secretary: Natasha Wright
Treasurer: Madeleine Hodgson
Sponsorship rep: Rashmi Varkey
Social responsibility rep: Lauri Chapman
Events rep: Annabel Denby Hollis and Kate Fowler
Education rep: Alex Drake
Firms with eight or less trainees (FELT) rep: Sharnika Reid
Social media representative: Amy Wright

Membership fee: Free to eligible members
Contact: Natasha Wright
Students, paralegals, trainees, solicitors up to five years’ PQE; pupils. 
LinkedIn:  Sheffield & District Junior Lawyers’ Division

York Junior Lawyers Division

Region: Yorkshire
Catchment area: York and surroundings areas including Selby, Malton and Pocklington
Membership fee: Free to eligible members
Contact: Ryan Bell (national representative)
Telephone number: 01759 371 634

Group Email ~ doncasterjuniorlawyers@gmail.comEmma Baker~ Bashir~ Pashley~ Harrison~ Hussain ~

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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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