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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.
"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 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
"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
Yogi has "unparalleled experience of really tricky cases involving mental health and mental capacity issues" – Legal 500, 2016
"Personalised and professional experience Very client focused. Excellent support and legal advice" - Trustpilot review
“The heartbroken family do not want to be caught in a situation where the state overrules the parents’ good intentions to arrange hospital treatment in a hospital of their choosing for their disabled daughter. There is no evidence that Tafida will be harmed during transit or abroad and her loving parents should have a legal right to elect to transfer their daughter to another hospital for private medical care.”
“For 17 years, the LALYs have been recognised as the ‘Oscars’ of the grassroots legal aid profession, so to be presented with a Special Award is a major honour. Everyone on the Public Law team is proud of Oliver’s achievement. It is a great feeling to see one of our own recognised in this way. Not only is this award big news for Oliver and the firm, but will doubtless prove an inspiration to other young lawyers facing challenges and we and our clients are lucky to have him on our team.”
“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 across the North East.
“This is why it is crucial that any decision made in respect of those services, is made correctly and lawfully.”
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