I am a Trainee Solicitor in the Mental Health Department at Duncan Lewis. I work in the Birmingham office under the supervision of Mental Health Director Rachel Caswell.
I represent clients detained pursuant to the Mental Health Act 1983 (as amended by the 2007 act), individuals detained in low, medium, and maximum security hospitals, as well as individuals in the community, advocating at Hospital Managers’ hearings, Care Programme Approach meetings, and at First-tier Tribunals.
I previously worked in the company’s Public Law department so have significant experience in challenging unlawful decisions by way of judicial review. Judicial review challenges I have assisted in to date include;
- Aboro v SSHD
- MM v SSHH
- Yen Thi Kim Nguyen v SSHD
- Bradley Bailey v The London Borough of Sutton Local Authority
- TN (Vietnam) & US (Pakistan
I handle cases for both publicly funded (legal aid) and privately funded clients. I am able to advise my clients whether or not they would be eligible for legal aid based on their financial situation and legal case at hand. As a result of the nature of the cases that I have previously handled, I have significant experience assisting very vulnerable clients including those suffering from mental health problems or lacking in capacity, victims of violence, trafficking and torture.
I speak fluent Punjabi and Urdu.