PEOPIL Young Lawyers Group

PEOPIL Young Lawyers Group

The Young Lawyers Group (YLG) was established with a clear focus on young colleagues and their specific aims and interests, serving as an “entrance door” for young lawyers and putting them into contact with the rest of PEOPIL. The major goal of this working group is to create a win-win situation in which young lawyers can enhance their skills and networks thanks to the PEOPIL conferences and other projects such as the new website, while simultaneously providing PEOPIL with fresh ideas and a vivid contact to the next generation of personal injury lawyers. 

  • Who can be a member of the YLG?

 Any lawyers or law students who are under the age of 35 can be a member of YLG and may remain a member until the age of 40. 

  • Chairpersons

The YLG is administered by Tibor Pataky, Member of the Board for Hungary, and by Joakim Jäderström, Member of the Board for Sweden. 

  • The first meeting

The first meeting of the Young Lawyers Group was held within the framework of the annual conference in Malaga on 12 September 2013. A plenty of lawyers from various European jurisdictions took part in this meeting. It was suggested that a special conference should be organised for the young lawyers. 

  • The first YLG Conference

The well attended and successful conference was held on 10 April 2014 at Irwin Mitchell LLP in London. The aim of the seminar was an introduction in PI law in cross border cases. During the conference the following topics were discussed: applicable law & jurisdiction in a cross border case, public law issues in PI cases, employers liability cases, RTA cases, package travel cases, medical negligence cases and product liability cases. 

    • Future plans


    We would like to organise an informal YLG meeting before each PEOPIL conference. In addition, we would like to hold one special conference for young lawyers a year and in fact we will have the next Young Lawuers Group Conference in Prague on 23 March 2018 this will be the Fifth PEOPIL Young Lawyers’ Group Conference:

    Following the success of our hugely popular Young Lawyers’ Group Conference in Malaga 2017, we are pleased to announce details of next year’s conference here : 

    Our Young Lawyers’ Group has put together a programme that will cover a wide variety of topics including:
    - Panel discussion on additional skills for young lawyers 
    - Cross border comparison of use of witness evidence in personal injury claims
    - Mock trial on local standards evidence
    - Speed Networking
    - Regulatory Update on Data Protection
    Have a look at the  full programme here which also inculdes the registration form.
    Don't miss it and book straight away!
    (the Young Lawyers’ Group welcomes delegates and new members with up to ten years’ qualification experience)
    NEW FOR 2017!
    Our Young Lawyers’ Group now has its own dedicated Twitter account – take a look at @PeopilYLG. You can also contact us with any queries or suggestions at



     Dr. Tibor Pataky and Cheryl Palmer-Hughes