Meet the Committee

If you would like to become a member of the Hertfordshire Junior Lawyers Division you can contact any of the committee members on the details below.

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Elizabeth Russell

Elizabeth Russell

Joint Chair

e.russell@crane-staples.co.uk

I am currently the Joint Chair of the Hertfordshire Junior Lawyers although I have served on the committee in various other role for the last three years.
I graduated from the University of Hertfordshire in 2013 with First Class Honours. In 2015, I completed the LPC  at the University of Law with a Distinction. I qualified as a Solicitor earlier this year and I specialise in Employment law and Litigation.

 

Keshia Bushay-Ellis

Keshia Bushay-Ellis

Joint Chair

keshia@wmsolicitors.com

I am a solicitor at Witts Moloney. I have been on the Hertfordshire Junior Lawyers committee for three years. As Joint Chair, it is my responsibility to oversee the running of the Division and encourage all committee members to create social events for junior and aspiring lawyers through fun, relaxed and enjoyable events. Please contact me if you would like to be added to our mailing list or would like to know about upcoming events.

 

Tom Axon

Tom Axon

Treasurer

thomas@braddonsnow.co.uk

I am the Treasurer of Hertfordshire Junior Lawyers. I was previously the Chairperson in 2018 and Vice Chair in 2017. I qualified as a Solicitor in 2017 and specialise in property at a Hertfordshire based firm.
Nikita Sonecha

Nikita Sonecha

Herts Law Society JLD Rep

nikita.sonecha@salaw.com


I gained a law degree from UCL and qualified as a Solicitor at 25 years of age only. I have loved my job as Employment and Data Protection Solicitor ever since! I have various hobbies including netball, fine dining and travelling. My most enjoyable (and recent) travelling experience to date, was having taught English in  Thaland for 2 months’ whilst travelling from North to South! I found this most rewarding. I have also eaten at most Michelins in the Uk and many around the world, another reason why I love travelling! 


Joe Colley

Joe Colley

National Herts JLD Rep

joe.colley@sumtab.co.uk

I am a law graduate and a recent LPC and LLM Masters of Law graduate from the University of Law in London. I am currently a Trainee Solicitor at Machins Solicitors within the Private Family Team.
Prior to commencing my training contract, I gained experience in corporate, criminal and compliance law, both in-house and for law firms.
In my spare time, I enjoy travelling, cooking and walking my French bulldog, Hugo.
Aisling Hayward

Aisling Hayward

Social Sec

aah@debenhamsottaway.co.uk

I am currently working as a Team Administrator at Debenhams Ottaway Solicitors while undertaking my GDL.
I have been participating in events for the last couple of years and I am looking forward to undertaking the role of social secretary this year and organising events for the Herts JLD.
Supriya Kumar

Supriya Kumar

Social Sec

SKX@debenhamsottaway.co.uk

I was previously our Paralegal Representative and I have this year taken up the role of Social Secretary on the Hertfordshire Junior Lawyers Division Committee. I am currently a Trainee Solicitor at Debenhams Ottaway LLP in their Private Client team.
I have enjoyed organising and participating in events during the last two years, and I am looking forward to continuing to promote the Herts JLD through networking events, meeting new members, providing support to fellow members and assisting in organising future events. 

 

Leigh Yoxall

Leigh Yoxall

Student & Paralegal Rep

leigh.yoxall@salaw.com

I am a Property Litigation Paralegal in the Property Dispute Resolution Team at SA Law based in St Albans.
I graduated with a BA Dual Hons in Law and English Language and most recently I studied the CILEx Level 6 Graduate Fast-Track diploma at the University of Westminster Law School. I have worked in PI, fraudulent PI, both commercial and residential property and I was the PA and Paralegal for Mr Jeffrey Gruder QC.
I hope to meet like-minded individuals on the committee and help paralegals and students by being their liaison for any concerns and queries about the legal sector that they may have.