Our Principal Solicitor, Tam Gill, qualified as a Solicitor in 2004 and has since specialised in mental health work. She has been an accredited member of the Law Society Mental Health Panel since 2004.
Ranked in Chambers UK 2019 – Band 1
Tam was appointed a Law Society Assessor for the Mental Health Accreditation Scheme in 2012.
Appointed LAA Peer Reviewer for Mental Health in 2016.
She previously held the post of Legal Aid Agency Independent Costs Adjudicator for 8 years from 2012.
Tam has previously been engaged as a Mental Health Act Commissioner for the Care Quality Commission (CQC)
In 2020, Tam was appointed 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 has a particular interest in developing and delivering legal training and regularly provides fellow professionals with training on mental health law issues, in particular in relation to restricted work, case preparation and Tribunal advocacy.
Tam is a visiting lecturer at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School (University of Sussex). She also delivers lectures and training to qualified doctors and social workers on specialist aspects of mental health law and procedure, including s12 and AC training to psychiatrists.
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