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Irwin Mitchell

RIVERSIDE EAST, 2 MILLSANDS, SHEFFIELD, S3 8DT, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0370 1500 100
Fax:
Fax 0114 275 3306
DX:
10513 SHEFFIELD
Email:
Web:
www.irwinmitchell.com

Yogi Amin

Tel:
Work 0370 1500 100
Email:
Irwin Mitchell

Work Department

Personal legal services.

Position

National head of public law at Irwin Mitchell. Expertise in judicial review, human rights, medical ethics, disputes and court of protection and commercial and procurement public law matters. Extensive experience in conducting successful judicial review cases in relation to a wide range of public functions: social services, healthcare, housing, education, criminal justice and prison law. Nationally recognised as a leading practitioner in public law and human rights law. Advises and litigates in a wide range of public law and civil liberties work, acting for individuals, institutions and businesses. Specialises in the healthcare and community care fields. Has negotiated settlements of care packages and obtained interim High Court injunctive orders in judicial review proceedings. Has advised on fair access to care services, eligibility criteria and charging policies. Has acted in proceedings involving a number of local authorities and healthcare trusts in England & Wales, most notably in the high-profile Herceptin litigation in 2006 (Rogers v Swindon PCT). Has acted in a number of challenges brought against an NHS PCT’s decision of refusal to fund life-saving treatment. Instructed to act in life-sustaining medical treatment and withdrawal of treatment cases. Was instructed by the family bringing the first application to the Courts for withdrawal of artificial nutrition and hydration to end the life of a minimally conscious patient (the high profile case of W v M [2011]) raising right to life/die issues and obtaining the first privacy injunctions, including orders against social media sites. Led the team instructed by the Patients Association invited as core representatives in the Mid Stafford health public inquiry and is regularly instructed by leading national charities for strategic interventions in public law litigation. Leads a national team of lawyers undertaking public law health and social care work. In the last few years, Yogi has become heavily involved in adult welfare/medical treatment proceedings brought by local authorities and health trusts, mainly acting for the official solicitor in declaratory High Court or Court of Protection proceedings, or guardianship proceedings, in the county courts, involving individuals who may lack capacity to manage their affairs and decide on welfare, residence, contact and healthcare matters themselves. Has chaired negotiation meetings in this area. Advises on disability and elderly client issues. Has advised and represented individual clients, care homes, charities and other institutions on public law matters including the Equality Act 2010, Mental Health Act 2007 and the Human Rights Act. With the implementation of the Mental Capacity Act and developments in human rights law, Yogi has been involved in training events both internally and externally. Was recognised for his legal aid work and named ‘Social and Welfare Lawyer of the Year’.

Career

Qualified 1998; Amphlett Lissimore, London; Irwin Mitchell 2000 to date, associate 2004, partner 2007.

Member

Administrative Law Bar Association; Human Rights Lawyers Association; Trustee of the Independent Living Funds (ILF); DWP sponsored NDPB.


London: Private client

Court of protection

Within: Court of protection

Irwin Mitchell has a ‘substantial team nationally that has real depth’. Julia Lomas heads the team , which includes the ‘very experienced’ Alex Rook  and Bristol-based Polly Sweeney. Sheffield-based Yogi Amin  is ‘a very experienced public law litigator and a good judge of a case’. Associate Anne-Marie Irwin is also ‘brilliant’. The team acts as professional deputy or trustee on many complex and high-value cases involving multimillion-pound funds.

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London: Public sector

Administrative and public law

Within: Administrative and public law

Irwin Mitchell is noted for 'often being ground breaking in the sense of winning important cases'. It acts for campaigning groups and individuals on a broad range of issues and is increasingly handling  cases against various NHS trusts concerned with the closure of facilities. In one example, it is representing a group of clients in a second set of judicial reviews concerning the withdrawal of funding by Hertfordshire Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group for a respite care centre. It is also acting for an individual in a landmark  case concerning assisted suicide  in which it is claimed that the Suicide Act 1961 is incompatible with the individual's rights under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Yogi Amin heads the team which includes Alex Rook who is acknowledged for being 'extremely able in the fields of social care and public law.' Polly Sweeney , who heads a team in Bristol, has a focus on health and education issues affecting children and young people with disabilities.

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Civil liberties and human rights

Within: Leading individuals

Yogi Amin - Irwin Mitchell

Within: Civil liberties and human rights

Irwin Mitchell handles a range of human rights issues in the health and social care, education, prison and police sectors. Fiona McGhie is pursuing a civil claim against the police for a breach of its investigative duties. Gus Silverman  and Yogi Amin handle detention cases, actions against the police and right to die cases.

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Healthcare

Within: Leading individuals

Yogi Amin - Irwin Mitchell

Within: Healthcare

Irwin Mitchell  is a leading practice specializing in representing claimants in a range of serious medical malpractice cases, public inquiries, and human rights cases. Yogi Amin  is ‘very good at seeing the bigger picture especially in sensitive cases’ and is highly experienced in ‘running strategic litigation in sensitive human right cases’; he continues to represent Noel Conway and Dignity in Dying in appeal proceedings on the leading case on assisted dying. Amin is also advising in a judicial review relating to reconfiguration of hospital services in Huddersfield which will lead to the closure of A&E and reduction of hospital beds. Senior associate Mathieu Culverhouse represents clients in relation to their rights to medical treatment and is praised for his ‘ability to combine details and is very thorough’. Key highlights include acting for Lindsey Briggs on behalf of her husband Paul Briggs in a Court of Protection in regards to a the right to discontinue life sustaining treatment. Anne-Marie Irwin is also highly recommended.

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