Aasya Mughal

Aasya is a barrister and director of Edge. She represents individuals and businesses in civil law cases and previously, for patients in appeals against their detention under the Mental Health Act. Prior to this, she gained considerable experience as an in-patient advocate working with detained patients on a number of mental health wards and also appeared before the Court of Protection in this role.

She is co-author of a smartphone App, three books and three wall charts on the Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act used by local authorities, hospitals, advocacy groups, universities and lawyers. She spent time in 2013 volunteering for the human rights organisation Liberty providing legal information and advice to the public on human rights law. Aasya has been writing and delivering training on the Mental Capacity Act and Mental Health Act since 2005. She has been invited to Jersey a number of times to speak about Mental health law in relation to the Jersey legal system and the ECHR.

What people say about Aasya:

“Ms Mughal was a very engaging and assured lecturer and I found her very easy to listen to and follow”

“Just firstly wanted to say thanks again for such an excellent course on Thursday – to combine high level debate with answering questions throughout and covering such a wide and topical range of material was just great. Delegates I spoke to were all saying how valuable it was.”

“Excellent speaker, very impressed with her knowledge. Very friendly, well informed”

“Aasya is a brilliant speaker and I really enjoyed listening to her presentation.

“…Thanks for yesterday. As usual you lived up to our expectations and went beyond. Everyone’s buzzing!”



The Mental Capacity Act (App)

Wall charts

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (co-author)
Mental Health Act 1983 (co-author)
Mental Capacity Act 2005 (co-author)
Consent to treatment and care (co-author)


Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Handbook- 1st edition (ISBN: 978-0993132407)

Working with the Mental Capacity Act 2005 – 2nd edition (ISBN: 978-0-9552349-3-4)

Working with the Mental Health Act – 3rd edition (ISBN: 978-0-9552349-4-1).

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