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:
- Civil liberties and judicial review
- Equality duties and human rights law
- Access to NHS healthcare and medicines
- Access to social care
- Environmental and planning law disputes
- Challenges to unlawful police action
- State investigations and inquiries, including coronial inquests
- Education law
- Regulatory interference with the ability to work in a profession
- Mental Capacity and best interests disputes/safeguarding vulnerable adults
- Commercial judicial review and procurement disputes
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.
"Irwin Mitchell has resolved issues for many of my clients that have issues with capacity. Irwin Mitchell have allowed for their voices to be heard with some fantastic outcomes for many." – Trustpilot review
"He is so knowledgeable that you know you are in a very safe pair of hands." – Chambers & Partners, 2020
"He's brilliant, very committed to his job and really nice to work with." – Chambers & Partners, 2019
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
"A very experienced public law litigator and a good judge of a case" – Legal 500, 2018/19
"'Superb' for mental health and mental capacity issues" – Legal 500, 2017
"Personalised and professional experience Very client focused. Excellent support and legal advice" – Trustpilot review