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Aasya F Mughal

Aasya is a barrister and director of Edge Training & Consultancy Ltd. She was called to the Bar in 2003 and has provided legal representation for individuals and businesses in civil litigation cases and for patients in appeals against their detention under the Mental Health Act. Aasya also 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. 

Aasya has volunteered for the human rights organisation Liberty providing legal information and advice to the public on human rights law and also volunteers her time to deliver training to families on the Mental Capacity Act through Edge. Most recently, she has been providing guidance to charities and members of the House of Lords on the Liberty Protection Safeguards including the drafting of amendments to the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill (now Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019). 

She is co-author of a smartphone App, three books and four wall charts on the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards used by local authorities, hospitals, advocacy groups, universities and lawyers.  These books have been Amazon bestsellers and have been used as set texts for universities. 

Aasya has written a number of articles on the Mental Capacity Act and has also been interviewed by professional magazines (Pulse, Community Care and the Nursing Times) and the national press on the subject of mental capacity law.

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) available from the App Store or Google Play

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 (DoLS) Handbook - 2nd edition (ISBN: 978-0-9931324-2-1)

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).

To view Aasya’s books on Amazon, click here.

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