Our Principal Solicitor, Tam Gill, qualified as a solicitor in 2004 and has specialised in mental health work ever since, with a particular focus on complex forensic cases. She has been an accredited member of the Law Society Mental Health Panel since 2004.
Tam was appointed as a Judge of the First Tier Tribunal (Mental Health) in 2021.
Ranked at Band 1 in Chambers UK since 2019.
Tam has been engaged as a Law Society assessor for the Mental Health Accreditation Scheme since 2012.
She is regularly involved in developing and delivering legal training, providing fellow legal professionals, qualified doctors and social workers with seminars and workshops on mental health law issues, in particular in relation to restricted work, case preparation and Tribunal evidence and advocacy.This includes s12 and AC training to psychiatrists.
Tam is a visiting lecturer at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School (University of Sussex).
In 2020, Tam was elected as President of the Mental Health Lawyers Association. Tam has been an active MHLA Committee member for many years and was Chair of the Association (2016-2018).
She previously held positions as a LAA Independent Costs Adjudicator, LAA Peer Reviewer for Mental Health, Mental Health Act Commissioner for the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
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