PEOPIL Young Lawyers Group

PEOPIL Young Lawyers Group

Dr Tibor Pataky and Cheryl Palmer Hughes are the Co-Chairs of the PEOPIL Young Lawyers Group (YLG). The YLG was established in order that younger lawyers could become more engaged in the activities of PEOPIL. Any lawyers or law students who are under the age of thirty-five can be a member and may remain a member until the age of forty. Members meet foreign colleagues and learn from them through networking and the exchange of information. Members also refer cases to each other from various European jurisdictions.

Tibor has been practising as a Hungarian attorney at law since 1st April 2011 and is a member of the Bar Association of County Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok [Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok Megyei Ügyvédi Kamara].

In October 2010, Tibor was elected to the Executive Board of the Institute for European Traffic Law and was re-elected in 2014. In September 2012, he was also elected to the general Board of PEOPIL. His special fields of activity are civil law, with special regard to tort law, insurance law, company law, real estate law, private international law and traffic (criminal) law.

Cheryl is a Senior Associate Solicitor in Irwin Mitchell’s International Personal Injury Department. She acts for clients injured in accidents abroad on holidays, working abroad, travelling by coach, car or sea. She has extensive experience in dealing with high-value claims including brain and spinal injuries and fatal accidents. Cheryl speaks regularly at personal injury conferences and in the UK media.

The YLG holds an annual conference each year. The first conference was held in London in 2014 with the next conference taking place in Madrid on 27th March 2020.



Cheryl Palmer Hughes, Co-chair PEOPIL YLG

Dr. Tibor Pataky, Co-chair PEOPIL YLG




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. 

  • 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


If you are interested in joining the PEOPIL Young Lawyers Group, please feel free to email our CEO Dr Wolfgang Resch at for information on how to join or if you are not a PEOPIL Member yet, you can join PEOPIL here