I am a solicitor, Partner and the National Head of the Public Law & Human Rights department.
I have a specialist practice in medical ethics and I regularly represent parties in the Court of Protection/High Court. I’m regularly appointed by the court as an Accredited Legal Representative for persons whose welfare or deprivation of liberty arrangements are being reviewed by the court.
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
- Challenges to unlawful police action
- State investigations and inquiries, including coronial inquests
- Education law
- Mental Capacity and best interests disputes/safeguarding vulnerable adults
- Court of Protection disputes
- Commercial judicial review and procurement disputes
In my legal career I have worked on a significant number of cases, including cases in the appeal courts and Supreme Court, that have improved the lives of individuals and changed policy and practice. I have regularly lectured in my fields of expertise. 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 2008, I won Social Welfare Lawyer of the Year at the Legal Aid Lawyers Awards. I have a strong sense of social responsibility and have undertaken roles acting as a school governor for 6 years, chair of governors for 4 years, trustee and board member of the Independent Living Fund (DWP Sponsored) for 7 years and am currently a trustee and board member of the Royal Mencap Society and Mencap Trust Company. In these roles I have worked at board level with senior management and on committees to improve organisations and manage change.
I also regularly advise on school disputes and governance in education.
"A leading partner. He is excellent with clients as well as on strategy." - Legal 500, 2023
"He is an incredibly knowledgeable and impressive advocate." - Chambers & Partners 2022 (Leading and Star Individual - band 2)
“Great partners like Mathieu Culverhouse and Yogi Amin mean [Irwin Mitchell] get some of the best cases: the real headline grabbers that really make a mark. Yogi Amin continues to be a dominant player… and rightly so.” - Legal 500 2022 (Leading Individual and Next Generation Partner)
Yogi is a "brilliant lawyer who is very good at spotting new areas where lawyers need to be active. He's got a zen-like calm to him and is phenomenally impressive." - Chambers & Partners, 2021 (Star Individual)
"Yogi Amin is exceptionally good at seeing the wider picture and being alive to the relevant political sensitivities. [He's] consistently excellent, and unflappable." - Legal 500, 2021
"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