Junior Committee

ELA’s Junior Committee meets every quarter to discuss the training needs for the junior members, as well as organising social events and discussing pro-bono opportunities. The Committee has been keen to ensure that it is collating ideas and feedback from junior members across the country. The diverse background and experience of the Committee members helps to ensure that ELA is meeting the needs of all our junior members.

ELA’s Junior Committee has been proactive in organising ELA’s speed mentoring events. The purpose of the event was to provide mentees and mentors with an opportunity to meet and grow their network in a relaxed and fun environment with a view to developing support amongst peers, contacts and ongoing mentoring opportunities. A number of ELA speed mentoring events have been held in and outside London.

ELA’s Junior Committee has been delighted to see many of its suggestions in regards to training topics have been taken into account and implemented, with a move towards sector focused training and more training on Tribunal litigation. ELA’s Junior Committee is also working with the Management Committee to see how junior members can become more involved in committees, working parties, events and panels.

We welcome further ideas and input from the junior members on possible further initiatives and should any junior members wish to get involved in the work of the Junior Committee please do not hesitate to get in touch with the Junior Chair.

Junior Committee

Chair: Sophie Lockwood, Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
Kafeel Azher,  Addleshaw Goddard LLP
Damian Babic,Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Richard Beschizza, Rradar Limited
Donall Breen, GQ Littler
Diarra Brown, Pinsent Masons LLP
Georgina Churchhouse, 12 Kings Bench Walk
Henry Cross, Stephens Scown
Jessica-Alice Curtis, Baker & McKenzie 
Charlotte Fisher, Government Legal Department
Ellen Goodland, Burgess Salmon
Katrina Hennessy,  Eversheds Sutherland
Imogen Jain,  Fox Williams LLP
Roisin Kavanagh,  Loch Employment Law
Hannah Lynn, Brahams Dutt Badrick French LLP
David Lyons, Lewis Silkin
Cerys Mather, Slaughter and May
Frank Mortin,St Philips Chambers
Theo Nicou, Slater and Gordon
Marguerite Perin, Miller Rosenfalck LLP
Sophie Rothwell, CM Murray LLP
Elizabeth Sangobiyi, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
Alice Scott, Pump Court Chambers
Sacha Sokhi,  Irwin Mitchell LLP 
Ellis Jessica Walby, Harrison Clark Rickerbys Limited
Amelia Wheatstone, Avon & Somerset Constabulary