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The 2016/2017 CJLD Committee has just been appointed. Please bear with us while we update this page with details of the new committee members.


President: Leon Head


Leon is a Trainee Solicitor at Howes Percival LLP. He graduated from the University of East Anglia in 2010 and went on to study the LPC at The College of Law, London. As President of the CJLD, it is his responsibility to oversee the running of the Division and to pull all the committee members together as a team.


Treasurer: Jonny Christy

Jonny is the CJLD Treasurer and first year Trainee Solicitor at Mills & Reeve. Jonny will be chief spreadsheet maker for this year, ensuring that the social secretaries have the financial backing to realise their great ideas for this year’s events.


Social Secretary: Megan Todd-Jones

Megan is a first year trainee at Mills & Reeve and one of the social secretaries on this year’s committee. She is excited to build on the success of last year’s committee by organising some new and exciting events for the 2018 calendar, as well as bringing back some favourites from last year. She hopes to bring together junior and aspiring lawyers through fun, relaxed and enjoyable networking events.


Social Secretary: Amy Virdee

Amy is a first year trainee at Taylor Vinters LLP. She is a UEA and BPP alumni. As social secretary for the CJLD she is responsible for working with a great team to bring some fun and exciting events to the Cambridge legal scene. If you have any specific requests for events and programs – let her know.


Social Secretary: Maria Rafiei

Maria is a Legal Assistant at Ashtons Legal. She has an L.L.B and L.L.M in Judicial  Law, and is currently completing the GDL. She has travelled and worked in various jurisdictions and is now based in Cambridge. As one of the Social Secretaries of the CJLD 2018, she is looking forward  to continuing the success of junior lawyer events in Cambridge by ensuring a full social calendar.


Social Secretary: Sophie Walmsley

Sophie is a first year trainee at Tees Law. She has an LLB from the University of Sheffield, an LPC and Masters Degree from the University of Law and a PGCE from the University of Chester. Outside of her work life, Sophie loves road cycling, traveling  and spending time with her horse. She wants to build on the success of the previous CJLD committee to create great meeting spots and social events for aspiring and new lawyers to meet, socialise and share experiences.



Social Secretary: Sam Ash Croft

Sam is an LPC student at BPP University in Cambridge. He graduated from Leeds College of Art with a BA in Fine Art. He took the GDL at BPP after living and working in China for three years and completing an MSc in Finance at Cranfield University. Outside of his studies, Sam is a language learning enthusiast and practices Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.  Sam is looking forward to giving junior lawyers the chance to meet up in a relaxed environment and take part in exciting events.