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Tam Gill

Tam is a mental health law solicitor, with a specialist in forensic mental health law. She is the Principal of a mental health practice and the current Chair of the Mental Health Lawyers Association and in this capacity regularly makes representations to various agencies regarding developments in the field of mental health law, including responding to consultation processes on behalf of the MHLA. Tam also holds positions as a Law Society Mental Health Panel assessor and a Legal Aid Agency Peer Reviewer. She has previously sat as an Associate Hospital Manager. Tam regularly delivers training in mental health law and practice to mental health practitioners including lawyers, psychiatrists and nursing staff and is a visiting lecturer at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School.Cassie has worked within NHS mental health settings for 20 years and has led a Mental Health Act administration department for 8 years. She currently works as a MHA Improvement Manager for an NHS Trust. She has developed and runs Mental Health Act clinics for service users to ensure that they are fully involved in their care and takes a lead role in preparing for CQC inspections of which a ‘Good’ rating was achieved for her Trust in 2016. She provides expert advice to all services within her Trust and has supported new MHA administrators both in NHS Trusts and Independent hospitals. She has a post graduate Diploma in Mental Health Law.

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