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Yogi Amin

Partner

Biography

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.

In this video, I talk about the different kinds of case that our team handles.

 

Testimonials

"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


Read My Comments On The Latest News

  • 21/08/2018
    Green Light For Judicial Review In Fight To Save Local Tyneside NHS Hospital Services in North East

    “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. This is why it is crucial that any decision made in respect of those services, is made correctly and lawfully. “Our legal challenge raises questions around the decisions taken by the CCGs because of a potentially flawed consultation process which breached the principles of procedural fairness and decisions made on the basis of potential flaws in the transport analysis. “Our clients believe the proposals to transfer the NHS services to Sunderland were based on a flawed assessment of the impact on patients and that the criteria to assess the cost of this was also flawed.”

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  • 30/07/2018
    Supreme Court Clarifies Law On End Of Life Care When There Is No Dispute

    “This judgment has significantly clarified the law in this area and ensure that those with terminal or life limiting illnesses are treated with dignity and respect in the final stages of their lives and hopefully make the process as simple as possible for families at a most difficult time for them. "The court has confirmed that as long as families and doctors agree that that removing treatment, including nutrition and hydration, is in the patient’s best interests, there is no legal requirement for a court order before the treatment can be withdrawn. The patient’s rights will be protected and long as the specialist clinical guidance and the requirements of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 are followed. “This will allow those suffering with terrible terminal or life limiting illnesses to pass away with dignity, easing the suffering and pain for all involved. Of course where families and doctors cannot agree a way forward or the decision is more finely balanced, the Court of Protection will still be able to help to look at the facts and expert medical evidence available to help with the decision making process.”

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  • 06/07/2018
    Local South Tyneside Hospital Campaign Group Presses On With Legal Action

    “This is a very important issue and one which affects thousands of people’s access to much needed, potentially life-saving local NHS hospital services. Recruiting specialist clinicians may provide some solutions which avoid the need to close local hospital services. “We are continuing to pursue a judicial review of the decision taken by the NHS Sunderland CCG and NHS South Tyneside CCG. It is crucial that any decision made in respect of those services, is made correctly and lawfully.”

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  • 25/05/2018
    Lawyers Issue High Court Judicial Review Application In Battle To Save Local Hospital Services

    “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. This is why it is crucial that any decision made in respect of those services, is made correctly and lawfully. “The legal challenge raises questions around the decisions taken by the CCGs because of a potentially flawed consultation process which breached the principles of procedural fairness and decisions made on the basis of potential flaws in the transport analysis. Our clients believe the proposals to transfer the NHS services to Sunderland were based on a flawed assessment of the impact on patients and the criteria to assess the cost of this was also flawed.”

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