Meet The Team
Trustees & Associates
Meet our trustees and associates! Each of our trustees and associates are Welsh, or have a deep connection to Wales, and are either practicing solicitors and barristers or work in the legal industry. The trustees and associates are responsible for organising and running the summer scheme each year, organising mentoring, and provide continuous support to the ever-growing LEDLET alumni community.
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.
Craig Howell Williams KC
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.
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.
HHJ 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.
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.
Katie is an alumnus of LEDLET. Since completing the scheme Katie went on to study law at the University of Oxford and is now a solicitor in the Energy & Infrastructure team at Linklaters LLP. Katie is originally from Hirwaun in the Cynon Valley and attended a Welsh medium state comprehensive school.
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.
Trustee - treasurer
Matt is a Partner and Head of the Manchester office of 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.
Rhys is a barrister practising from Cloth Fair Chambers in London, specialising in white-collar crime, general crime and professional regulation. Rhys is a Welsh-speaker.
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.
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.
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.
Jack is a fluent Welsh speaker having attended Ysgol y Preseli in Crymych, Pembrokeshire (known for its first-class bilingual education). He went on to study Law at The University of Warwick. Jack is now a solicitor at Goodwin , specialising in commercial real estate.
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.
Amy is a solicitor specialising in tax. Amy was born in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire before moving to various places due to her father being a member of the RAF. For secondary school, she attended a state comprehensive school in Stafford, Midlands before studying law at Queens’ College, University of Cambridge. Amy is now an associate at international firm, Goodwin, where she is a keen member of the firm’s pro bono committee.
Yasmin is a barrister at 29 Bedford Row Chambers in London, specialising in family law. She studied law at the University of Warwick before completing her BPTC (as it then was) at City, University of London. Yasmin worked as a paralegal/legal assistant at Quinn Emanuel and Withers prior to joining the Bar. She is a member of Inner Temple. Yasmin grew up in Llanelli and attended Coedcae Comprehensive School.
Lucinda Nicholls is a Solicitor Advocate and Managing Director of Nicholls & Nicholls. Recognised in Spears 500 and previously named Times Lawyer of the week for her advocacy work, Lucinda has over 18 years’ professional experience and a proven track record of excellence in criminal litigation and client care. Committed to developing and nurturing diverse talent within the legal industry, Lucinda is also very proud of her Welsh heritage and is Secretary to the Association of London Welsh Lawyers and an Observer Board member for Legal Wales Foundation.