YOUR 2021
Committee

Find out more about our new Committee for 2021, who are looking forward to arranging a fantastic social calendar for you. 

The CJLD Committee is formed from a mixture of Trainees, Paralegals, Students and Legal Apprentices. If you would like to get in touch with any of us, we would love to hear from you!

Abigail Smith

Vice President

I am currently a first year trainee at Mills & Reeve. I studied History at the University of Cambridge with a particular interest in the history of philosophy and political thought. The last two years I have been busy studying the GDL and LPC.  In my spare time I enjoy rowing, trying new restaurants and learning Russian. I’ve lived in Cambridge for most of my life and still love it, so I’m looking forward to being a part of the CJLD and meeting more people in the city.

Natasha Adams

President

Natasha is a newly-qualified solicitor at Ashtons Legal specialising in Commercial Litigation. As President of the CJLD, Natasha is looking forward to encouraging networking amongst junior legal professionals and, if restrictions allow, host a few in-person events towards the end of 2021.

Kristyna Petrosjanova

Treasurer

Kristyna is a first year trainee at Mills & Reeve.  As the CJLD treasurer this year, Kristyna wants to build on the success of the previous CJLD committee to create exciting social events, both virtual and in person, for current and future lawyers to meet, socialise and share experiences.

Syeda Anjum

Publicity Representative >

Syeda recently finished her LPC LLM at BPP University and currently a Property and Probate Paralegal at TV Edwards LLP. As the publicity representative for the 2021 Committee, Syeda will continue to write articles and effectively publicise events and relevant information to members and non-members of CJLD.

Publicity Representative

Jess is a Trainee Legal Executive in the Dispute Resolution Team at Ashtons Legal, having completed her Bachelor’s in Law in 2019. As Publicity Representative on the CJLD Committee, she is focused on developing our website and social media presence, and is looking forward to connecting with fellow budding lawyers across the region.

Jessica Hitchcock
Yasmin Jeffcoate

Social Secretary and Education Secretaty

Yasmin is a Coroner’s Officer for the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Coroner Service. She studied Law at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge before working as a Paralegal within multiple Personal Injury departments, including Serious Road Traffic Accidents and Industrial Diseases. As an Education Secretary, Yasmin is committed to maintaining links with education providers in Cambridge and engaging with students before they embark on their legal careers.

Alica Hall

Social Secretary

Alice is a Paralegal in the Entrepreneurial Wealth team at Taylor Vinters with her training contract commencing in September 2022. She studied History at the University of Sheffield before completing the GDL and LLM Legal Practice (Solicitors) course at BPP in Cambridge. As a Social Secretary on the 2021 CJLD Committee, she is keen to organise various events for students and people from different firms to get involved in and have fun, whilst building their connections across Cambridge.

Eleni is a Trainee Solicitor at Greenwoods GRM and is currently in her first seat with the Disputes team. Before starting her training contract, Eleni worked at Stewarts, a litigation-only firm in London and has experience in complex high-value litigation. Outside of work, Eleni enjoys getting involved with volunteering work and charity fundraising. She cycled from London to Paris over 3 days (and over 300 miles) in support of a charity that assist those that have been catastrophically injured. As a Cypriot, Eleni loves spending time by the water. She is also bilingual and fluent in Greek.

Eleni Nicolaou

Social Secretary 

Eleni is a Trainee Solicitor at Greenwoods GRM and is currently in her first seat with the Disputes team. Before starting her training contract, Eleni worked at Stewarts, a litigation-only firm in London and has experience in complex high-value litigation. Outside of work, Eleni enjoys getting involved with volunteering work and charity fundraising. She cycled from London to Paris over 3 days (and over 300 miles) in support of a charity that assist those that have been catastrophically injured. As a Cypriot, Eleni loves spending time by the water. She is also bilingual and fluent in Greek.

Alexandra Illingworth

Social Secretary

Alexandra is a first year trainee at Mills & Reeve. She graduated from the University of Oxford in English Language and Literature in 2018 and completed the GDL and LPC at BPP. As one of the Social Secretaries on the 2021 Committee, she hopes to build on the success of previous committees, organising events for members which are both fun to attend and useful in growing their network.

Caitlin Levins

Social Secretary >

Caitlin is a first year trainee solicitor at Mills & Reeve. She read Law at the University of Cambridge, graduating in 2019, before completing the LPC/LLM at Nottingham Law School. In her role as Social Secretary Caitlin is looking forward to presenting the young lawyers of Cambridge with some exciting and interesting ways to grow their professional network and have fun!