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I am a solicitor, Partner and the National Head of the Public Law & Human Rights department.
I specialise in a range of public law and civil liberties areas, including Court of Protection work. I advise clients, both individuals and businesses, and represent them in Court on a national basis.
Other areas I specialise in include:
Along with my team, I have acted in a number of widely reported legal cases in the above areas and have contributed to developing the law. I have significant expertise and experience in conducting judicial review cases.
I have a specialist practice in medical ethics and regularly represent parties in the Court of Protection/High Court.
I also regularly lecture in this field. Access to Medical treatment and other clinical disputes often raise legal arguments relating to ‘dignity’, the ‘right to life’ or the ‘right to healthcare’. These are emotive subjects and disputes that I am interested in helping achieve a positive outcome.
In this video, I talk about the different kinds of case that our team handles.
"His reputation precedes him - he knows his stuff and is a very sound lawyer and advocate" - Chambers & Partners, 2018
Yogi is "a ground-breaking lawyer, always looking for new areas where vulnerable clients need help" and is highlighted for his "huge amount of experience in Court of Protection work." "The good thing about him is that he focuses on what the client wants and how to get it. He is a really practical lawyer." "Everyone knows him as an innovative, sensible and brilliant lawyer," who "has years of experience fighting the corner for families and patients." – Chambers & Partners, 2017
"'Superb' for mental health and mental capacity issues" - Legal 500, 2017
Yogi has "unparalleled experience of really tricky cases involving mental health and mental capacity issues" – Legal 500 2016
"A master strategist in terms of cutting through difficult disagreements without having to go to court" and "Very knowledgeable in terms of the management of a case. Very capable." – Chambers & Partners 2016
“We have been instructed by the South Tyneside Hospital Campaign Group to establish whether the NHS Trust’s decision making has been lawful and whether there are grounds for judicial review of the South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust and City Hospitals Sunderland FT proposals.
“This is obviously a very important issue and one which affects thousands of people’s access to much needed, potentially life-saving local NHS hospital services.”
“The family remain committed to finding out exactly what happened on the day she was killed and the lead up to it. They believe it is the only way that lessons will be learned from the incident. They will consider the coroner’s recommendations and hope that they will be consulted by the Secretary of State and any other agencies the coroner has decided to contact.
"They would like to ensure that proper policies, processes and systems are put in place for all schools and that there is a widespread change in culture to prevent a similar murder taking place. The family will be considering their next steps over the coming weeks – the jury clearly believes that there is more to investigate.”
“While hearing evidence about Ann’s death will no doubt be difficult for the family, they remain committed to finding out exactly what happened on the day she was killed and the lead up to it. They believe it is the only way that lessons will be learned from the incident.”
“We believe that the Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust has produced a flawed business case, which does not present all the necessary evidence or follow the government guidelines.
“The effect of seeing through these plans could not only be millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money being used, but also the closure of much needed acute local NHS services. Local campaigners and professionals have argued that alternative local options based on the use of existing resources should have been considered as opposed to the current proposed plan which would see hundreds of patients every month transported from the Huddersfield facility to CRH in Halifax.”
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