Our Team

Our Trustees

Elizabeth Hicks

Elizabeth Hicks 

Chairperson

Elizabeth is a Family Lawyer. Elizabeth graduated from University of Wales College Cardiff. Elizabeth is a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers and an active member of Resolution. Elizabeth remains committed to her Welsh roots and is a passionate Welsh rugby fan.

Gerwyn Samuel

Gerwyn Samuel 

Gerwyn  is a barrister practising from Doughty Street Chambers in London. Gerwyn specialises in clinical negligence and personal injury claims on behalf of Claimants, and is a member of Gray's Inn.

Angharad Vaughan

 

Angharad is a Partner at Leigh Day. Angharad studied Law and French at Bristol University and gained a Diploma in French legal studies from the University of Poitiers. Angharad specialises in clinical negligence litigation on behalf of claimants.

Angharad Vaughan

David Owen

David is an in-house lawyer in the Litigation and Investigations department at Barclays Bank. He has been with Barclays since 2015 having moved from the international law firm Nabarro which he joined as a trainee in 2003. David initially completed a Biology degree at the University Of Leicester before pursuing a career in law. David was born in Wrexham and grew up in Colwyn Bay, North Wales.

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David Owen

Katie Rivers

Katie Rivers

Katie is an alumnus of LEDLET. Since completing the scheme Katie went on to study law at the University of Oxford and is now completing her LPC as part of her training with commercial law firm, Linklaters LLP. Katie is originally from Hirwaun in the Cynon Valley and attended a  Welsh medium state comprehensive school. 

Mr Justice Francis

Mr Justice  Francis

 

Mr Justice Francis (Nick) was called to the Bar in 1981, took silk in 2002 and was appointed to the Family Division of the High Court in 2016.  In 2017 he was appointed Family Division Liaison Judge for Wales and he now spends about a third of the year sitting at courts all over Wales.

Nick grew up in Penarth, South Wales.

Nick was Head of Chambers at specialist Family Law Chambers 29 Bedford Row from 2002 until 2016.

Craig Howell Williams QC

Craig Howell Williams QC 

Vice-Chairperson

 

Craig Howell Williams is a barrister at Francis Taylor Building, London, specialising in planning and environment law.  Craig studied Russian studies with English Literature at Leeds University, then took a graduate diploma in law before qualifying for the Bar. Craig is a member of Grays Inn.

His Honour

David Owen-Jones

David is a retired circuit judge who sat in the Crown Courts. He graduated in law from University College London and then, following a short period at the European Commission on Human Rights, practised as a barrister in London. He is a member of Inner Temple and Lincoln's Inn and a former Governor now Fellow of International Students House. He is a fluent Welsh speaker and a legal adviser to the Cymrodorion Society.

His Hon. David Owen Jones

Julie Wall

 

Julie is a Parliamentary Assistant based in London. Julie studied law at the University of Hertfordshire, where she obtained a First Class Honours degree. Julie was called to the bar of Middle Temple in 2011.

Julie Wall

Elisabeth Jones

Elisabeth is a solicitor. Until June 2019, she was Chief Legal Adviser to the Senedd. From Mountain Ash, Elisabeth attended the local comprehensive and then read French and German at Oxford University before converting to Law. She trained in London, before moving to Bristol, Strasbourg and then back to Wales. Her career has spanned private practice, a Law Centre, the European Court of Human Rights, Welsh Government and Welsh Parliament. She has specialised in company law, employment law, European law and public/constitutional law, with emphasis on the law of Welsh devolution.

Elisabeth Jones

Heather Sargent

Heather is a barrister at Landmark Chambers, specialising primarily in planning and environmental law. She attended a state comprehensive school in Wrexham before studying law at the University of Oxford at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. She has a diploma from Université Paris II and worked as an intern for the European Commission in Brussels and for the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg before coming to the Bar. 

Heather Sargent

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Matt Evans

Matt Evans

Matt is a partner and Head of Office at CFG Solicitors. He specialises in cases involving catastrophic injuries. He also regularly represents families who have been bereaved as a result of fatal incidents or violent crime. Matt was born and raised in Aberdare and attended Aberdare Boys Comprehensive School. 

Thomas Jones

Thomas Jones 

Thomas  is from Caerphilly. He studied Law at Cardiff University and European Law at the College of Europe, before working as an intern at the European Court of Justice. He now practises as a barrister from 9 Gough Square, and is a member of Gray's Inn.

Rhys Meggy

Rhys Meggy

Rhys is a barrister practising from QEB Hollis Whiteman Chambers in London, specialising in white-collar crime, general crime and professional regulation. Rhys is a Welsh-speaker.

Gethin Thomas

Gethin is a barrister practising from 39 Essex Chambers in London. Before joining the bar, he studied law at the University of Oxford, and then worked on law reform projects as a research assistant at the Law Commission. Gethin is a member of Gray's Inn. Gethin grew up in Caerphilly, and attended a state comprehensive school in Pontypridd.

Gethin Thomas

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Dan Morris

Dan  is a Partner at Bevan Brittan LLP, where he specialises in clinical risk litigation, digital health and health tech law. Dan attended Swansea University (undergraduate), King's College London (postgraduate) and the University of Liverpool (PhD). He acts for large public and private healthcare providers and works closely with NHS Resolution and a number of NHS Hospital Trusts. Dan grew up and was schooled in Neath, South Wales.

Dan Morris

Megan Smith

Megan is a solicitor at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP. She works in the litigation department, and specialises in Commercial Disputes. Megan attended a comprehensive school in Wrexham, North Wales, and went on to study at Cambridge University. Megan has extensive involvement with pro-bono work, and legal justice initiatives and projects.

Megan Smith

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Sioned Davies

Sioned Davies

 

Sioned is from Builth Wells. She studied law at UCL and Cambridge University. She now practises as a barrister from No5 Barristers' Chambers and is a member of Inner Temple. Sioned is a welsh speaker.

Our Patrons

Lord Lloyd-Jones

President 

The Right Hon Lord Lloyd-Jones became President of LEDLET in January 2019 having already been a supporter of LEDLET in the past, including showing our students around the Supreme Court during our summer scheme week.

The Right Hon Lord Lloyd-Jones is a justice of the Supreme Court. He became a Justice of The Supreme Court in October 2017. Lord Lloyd-Jones was born and brought up in Pontypridd, Glamorgan where his father was a schoolteacher. He attended Pontypridd Boys' Grammar School and Downing College, Cambridge. He was a Fellow of Downing College from 1975 to 1991. At the Bar his practice included international law, EU law and public law. He was amicus curiae (independent advisor to the court) in the Pinochet litigation before the House of Lords.

A Welsh speaker, Lord Lloyd-Jones was appointed to the High Court in 2005. From 2008 to 2011 he served as a Presiding Judge on the Wales Circuit and Chair of the Lord Chancellor's Standing Committee on the Welsh Language. In 2012 he was appointed a Lord Justice of Appeal and from 2012 to 2015 he was Chairman of the Law Commission. Lord Lloyd-Jones is the first Justice of The Supreme Court to come from Wales.

Lord Thomas 

Vice-President

The Right Honourable the Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd was Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales from 2013 to 2017.

 

He studied law at the Universities of Cambridge and Chicago and practiced as a barrister from 1972 to 1996, becoming a Queen’s Counsel in 1984. He was appointed a Judge of the High Court of England and Wales in 1996, becoming Judge in Charge of the Commercial Court from April 2002 to July 2003, when he was appointed as a Lord Justice of Appeal.

 

He was the Senior Presiding Judge for England and Wales from 2003 to 2006. From 2008 to October 2011 he was Vice-President of the Queen’s Bench Division and then President of the Queen’s Bench Division from October 2011 to October 2013. He was President of the European Network of Councils for the Judiciary from May 2008 to December 2010.