The Lord Edmund-Davies Legal Education Trust, or LEDLET for short, is an independent charity established in 2013 to serve young people living in Wales or having a connection with Wales who are interested in entering the legal profession.


In particular, LEDLET was founded with the guiding aim of  ensuring that no one in society concludes that their background will prevent them for entering the law.


In light of the recent Government advice regarding the outbreak of COVID-19, LEDLET has made the decision not to hold the scheme in person in either London or Cardiff this summer. Instead we are striving to design a scheme which can be delivered using technology, to deliver some key benefits of the scheme to you in as safe and effective a way as possible.  We appreciate this is an uncertain time for everyone, and we aim to keep you all updated throughout this period. If you have any further questions, please get in touch via ledletsecretary@outlook.com

Applications for this years summer scheme are now open and will close on 14th February 2020

LEDLET is run by eight volunteer trustees drawn from the diverse membership of the Association of London Welsh Lawyers. In essence, LEDLET’s goals fall into two categories:


1.    First, LEDLET intends to ensure that all young people in Wales have an opportunity to at least consider the possibility of a        career in the law, whether as a solicitor, barrister or legal executive;

2.    Second, it proposes to provide educational experiences that will encourage and support those drawn to such careers in          their efforts to pursue them. 

LEDLET’s motto is the Welsh, ‘Anela’n uchel’ - in English, ‘Aim high’ - and overall that is what it hopes to encourage all young people in Wales to do.


For 2020 LEDLET has teamed-up with Legal Wales to run a summer scheme in Cardiff in July during the same week as the London scheme.


13 - 17 July 2020
2020 Summer Schemes in London and Cardiff

    21 January       2020

Kindly hosted by BCLP: 

Mentors' Reception and official launch of Cardiff Summer Scheme by our President, Lord Lloyd-Jones. 


Please contact the secretary for further information:





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Bursary Competition - open to previous summer scheme attendees from any year; see More section of the website
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LEDLET is working with Legal Wales to inspire young Welsh people to 'Aim High'.

LEDLET is associated with Gray's Inn and the Association of London Welsh Lawyers.

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