Meet the Committee
Nicola joined the Committee in April 2014. Nicola’s role involves welcoming new members and co-ordinating events.
Oliver joined the committee in January 2016 as an events officer. He became Vice Chair in September 2017.
Deputy Vice Chair and JLD national committee representative
Leo joined the committee in January 2016 and became its Secretary in August of the same year. He has been Deputy Vice Chair since September 2017.
Away from the Law, Leo takes an active interest in politics and the issues surrounding Brexit in particular, having led the Britain Stronger In Europe campaign in the Streatham constituency during the EU referendum. He is also a school governor. In his spare time, he enjoys running, playing squash and getting his hopes up about Liverpool FC.
Philip studied law at the University of Nottingham and graduated in 2009.
Daniela Alves Valdez
Daniela joined the LYLG committee in 2013. She specialises in the Commercial Litigation and International Dispute Resolution.
Membership and Marketing Officer
April joined the LYLG Committee in July 2016. She works in the Employment department at Slater and Gordon Lawyers,
Events Co-ordinator and Charity Representative
Grace is Head of the Housing at Wainwright & Cummins LLP.
Rachel joined the committee in August 2015 as a sponsorship officer and is tasked with engaging with sponsors and corporate partners to help fund the group’s events and run interesting events for its members.
Rachel became legal counsel for the Intercontinental Exchange: New York Stock Exchange in February 2017. Before that she spent almost two years as a solicitor in the commercial litigation and regulatory team at RadcliffesLeBrasseur. Away from work Rachel enjoys going to the theatre and playing netball.
Becca joined the committee in 2017. After graduating in 2008 with a degree in English Literature and Communications from Newcastle University, Becca worked for 7 years. She also spent a few months in Cape Town where she taught English in the townships.
In 2016, Becca completed her GDL and went straight in to her LPC which she finished in August 2017. Her training contract is due to commence in September 2018. In her spare time Becca enjoys running, yoga and reading.
Ronald joined the committee in October 2017.
Having lived and studied in Hong Kong, Canada and the United Kingdom, Ronald is a paralegal in the conflicts team at Dentons. He read law at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and went on to complete his LLM in Intellectual Property and Information Law at King’s College London. Away from the law, Ronald supports Arsenal FC (mostly because of his parents who are avid supporters). He is also a massive Pokemon fan and probably spends too much time on YouTube.