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The CJLD Committee is comprised of a mixture of Trainees, Legal Executives and law students. If you would like to get in touch with any of us, we would love to hear from you. Please visit our contact us page to send us a message.


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.

Vice President: Kate Warren

Kate is a first year trainee at Mills & Reeve. She graduated from Clare College, Cambridge, in 2015 and has since completed her GDL at Kaplan and LPC at BPP in Cambridge. As Vice President, Kate is keen to increase the membership of the CJLD, both among junior lawyers and law students, in order to help you develop your network.

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.

Education Representative: Henry Fitzgerald

Henry is currently a GDL student at BPP Cambridge. He studied History at the University of Reading and served with the Army Reserves between 2014 and 2017. As the Education Representative, Henry is tasked with recruiting new members, promoting our events and he will be liaising with Cambridge’s universities to bring beneficial seminars to students in the coming year.

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: Bethany Webb

Beth is one of the social secretaries on this year’s CJLD Committee and a first year trainee at Mills & Reeve. As a social secretary this year, she hopes to continue the success of CJLD events and bring in more future lawyers through different exciting events.


Social Secretary: Ellieshia Hyam

Ellieshia is a paralegal & future trainee at Tees law. She completed her law degree at the University of Reading and her LPC at BPP Law School in Cambridge. Outside of work she is a keen polo player having competed nationally at University. Ellieshia is committed to making the CJLD an accessible platform for all junior lawyers and prospective lawyers across Cambridgeshire.


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.