Three members of Fraser Brown Solicitor’s Nottingham team have been appointed for honorary roles in the Nottingham Junior Lawyers Division (NJLD) to represent and promote the interests of young lawyers in the county.

Trainee solicitor Jay Singh has been appointed as chairman of the division and Tiran Sandhu, a commercial property solicitor, has taken the role of vice chair. Commercial property paralegal Alicia Yilmaz has taken on the responsibility of student representative. All three will hold their respective roles in the division for the term of one year.

The NJLD works to support junior lawyers in Nottinghamshire on the local law society committee and throughout the local business community, providing social and networking opportunities for all young lawyers from the start of their legal careers and up to five years after qualifying as a solicitor.

Having previously served on the committee for two years, Singh, now in his role as chairman, is responsible for the day-today running of the NJLD which includes chairing monthly meetings, leading the committee and promoting the success of the NJLD and the Nottinghamshire Law Society.

Sandhu has also previously served on the committee for two years and in his current role as vice chair, he will be assisting with the role of chairman, playing a vital part in supporting Singh and the rest of the committee, with a focus on re-establishing a member’s discount scheme amongst local businesses.

For student representative Yilmaz, this is her first year on the committee. As well as taking part in committee meetings, she is responsible for engaging the students within Nottingham who are currently studying Law, the Legal Practice Course (LPC) or the Bar Professional Training Course at university.

On his position as chairman, Singh said: 'I speak on behalf of all three of us here at Fraser Brown when I say it is a real honour to be in our roles at the NJLD. We aim to give back to the law community and support our fellow young lawyers whenever possible to strengthen the division and open up opportunities for members within the county. 

'In our honorary roles, we get ample opportunities to meet local junior lawyers and nurture talent in the region. We are able to talk to them about career aspirations, recommend beneficial upcoming events and can provide personal insight into our career paths to help others achieve their goals. 

'Fraser Brown is incredibly supportive in allowing us to invest time towards our roles in the NJLD and actively encourage us to engage with the organisation. We have in the past held committee meetings at our offices and we are automatically enrolled on a yearly basis with our membership fees being covered by the firm, as well as costs associated with attending events.

'Our colleagues take a genuine interest in our roles in the committee and often attend events to provide support, alongside actively promoting what we do internally.

'The NJLD is a brilliant way for us all to develop our skills and being part of the division provides an array of opportunities to meet new people and expand our network.'