Committee Members

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Vikky Lai

Chair

Vikky.Lai@nelsonslaw.co.uk

Vikky is a trainee solicitor at Nelsons Solicitors. Vikky first joined the NJLD in 2018 and thoroughly enjoys the variety of social and networking events. Vikky previously served the NJLD as one of the marketing secretaries. After too much time cooped up at home,

Vikky is keen to see more in-person events to help members to have fun whilst expanding their social and professional network. Outside of work, Vikky enjoys ‘sibs days’ such as bowling, go-karting, paintballing with her siblings. Vikky is often amused by how many times and the variety of how people misspell her name.


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Aaron Singh

Vice Chair

Aaron.Singh@brownejacobson.com

Aaron is a commercial/ tech associate at Browne Jacobson. He has been a member of the NJLD for a number of years, where he has often taken part in its sporting events and regularly attended the division’s networking events, which has helped him expand his legal network across the region. He is excited to continue his involvement through his committee role. Outside of law, he enjoys playing football, cricket and hacking his way around a golf course.  


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Naomi McFadden

Secretary

NaomiMcFadden@roythornes.co.uk

Naomi is a private client solicitor at Roythornes. This is Naomi’s second year on the NJLD committee having previously served as sports secretary.

Naomi is looking forward to supporting the committee in all respects in her role, but she is particularly looking forward to the return of more frequent in-person events.

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Ryan Belcher

Treasurer

Ryan.Belcher@nelsonslaw.co.uk

Ryan is a Trainee Solicitor within Nelsons Solicitor's expert professional negligence team. As a committee debutante, Ryan is particularly looking forward to working collaboratively with the teams to host a selection of great (and hopefully in-person) events.

Putting aside his unwavering devotion for the pursuit of justice, Ryan enjoys heading out on the golf course for 18 holes and an extended visit to the 19th Hole.

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Stephanie McCourt

Membership

Stephanie.Mccourt@actons.co.uk

Stephanie is a second year Trainee Solicitor at Actons Solicitors. In her spare time, Stephanie’s main hobby is horse riding.

She is someone who believes it is important to bring together young lawyers in order to provide them with the opportunities to network with one another and build friendships with others. She is a new member of the NJLD and looking forward to the year ahead.

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Ka Man Shing

Sports

KaMan.Shing@brownejacobson.com

Ka Man is a Trainee Solicitor at Browne Jacobson. Ka Man is newly acquainted with NJLD and was enticed to join the committee after attending one of the social events; where networking and fun are mutually inclusive.

Ka Man enjoys snacks, playing netball and going to the gym and looks forward to inviting friendly competition as Sports Secretary in the year ahead. Let the games begin. 

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Sumandeep Nahl

Events Secretary

Sumandeep.Nahl@actons.co.uk

Suman is a Solicitor at Actons Solicitors in the Commercial Property team and Events Secretary for the 2022 NJLD Committee.

This is Suman’s fourth year on the NJLD Committee. She will be working with Jess Silvers to organise events throughout the year - if you have any suggestions please do get in touch. She looks forward to meeting you all. 


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Holly Setchfield

Co-Marketing Secretary

Holly.Setchfield@cartwrightking.co.uk

Holly Setchfield is a Trainee Solicitor at Cartwright King. Holly has been involved with a variety of charity work and welcomes junior lawyers and law school students to contact her with any questions or help with CV and Cover Letters.

Holly enjoys attending Nottingham Law Society events and will work closely with Jade Beales in the Marketing roles for NJLD to build relationships and host events and networking opportunities for members. Outside of Law, Holly enjoys socialising with friends, meditation and yoga, home renovations, horse riding, and going to the driving range.


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Sadia Hussain

Ball Secretary

Sadia.Hussain@shoosmiths.co.uk

Sadia is an Associate Solicitor at Shoosmiths LLP in Nottingham specialising in Corporate Law. She will be joining the committee as one of two Ball Secretaires. Sadia will be working alongside Issie Munyabarenzi to organise the two biggest events of the NJLD calendar, the Summer Soiree and the Winter Ball.

Outside of work Sadia enjoys cooking, spending time with her family, trying new activities and travelling. Hopefully this year will bring more travel and activities on the horizon. 

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Sarah Singh

Ball Secretary

s.singh@rotheras.co.uk

Sarah is a Trainee Solicitor at Rotheras, currently working within the firm’s Family and Matrimonial Department following seats in Private Client, Employment and Litigation. Sarah is a career changer with a background in Equality, Diversity and Compliance (including Data Protection). This is her first year on the NJLD Committee and she is very much looking forward to the challenge of assisting the team to support initiatives for the benefit of all NJLD members.

Outside of law, Sarah spends most of her time ferrying her son to the various places he plays football and enjoying long, peaceful walks in the countryside with their cocker spaniel, Rex. 

Sarah is a member of the Nottinghamshire's Law Society's Equality and Diversity Committee.

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Isabelle Munyabarenzi

Education & Ball Secretary

Issie.Munyabarenzi@shoosmiths.co.uk

Issie is an Associate Solicitor at Shoosmiths LLP in Nottingham specialising in Corporate Law. She was awarded the Nottingham Law Society Junior Lawyer of the Year award for 2019-2020 in recognition of her work. Away from professional practice,

Issie is also a member of the NSL Equity and Diversity Committee as social equality and diversity is a real passion of hers, she is an aspiring yogi and also enjoys strength training at her gym. She is also kept busy by her son (a Pomeranian called Nala Zuli (Zuzu) Munyabarenzi) and her plants.


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Stuart Parris

National Representative

Stuart.Parris@nelsonslaw.co.uk

Stuart, a longstanding National Representative of the NJLD, is an Associate Solicitor at Nelsons in the Private Litigation team.

Outside of being a lawyer he enjoys racing and plan to leave the profession in a couple of years to take the Mercedes Formula 1 seat pending Lewis Hamilton’s retirement.


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