Aadhithya Anbahan

Call - 2015
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Housing

Aadhithya regularly appears in the full range of housing matters including possession, anti-social behaviour injunctions and breach proceedings before both District and Circuit Judges. Aadhithya is regularly instructed by landlords and is considered to be a trusted and highly competent junior barrister for her year of call.

Aadhithya’s approachable and likeable manner is often noted by clients and her persuasive abilities with opponents and the court is lauded. She is well able to appreciate and appropriately handle the subtleties and nuances of any case and is always highly prepared and organised in her approach. Aadhithya is considered a persuasive and eloquent advocate who acts fearlessly in promoting her client’s case and position.

Aadhithya has experience in working within the NHS Mental Health Services and her ability to fairly deal with those suffering from such conditions has been of great value to her conduct of housing cases. She treats all clients and opposing parties with respect and sensitivity and her manner in court reflects the same.

During Pupillage Aadhithya spent time under the supervision of Michelle Caney where she became well-versed in the full breadth of a housing practice.

Aadhithya looks forward to expanding her housing practice and accepts instructions in all Housing matters commensurate to her call.

Further information

Aadhithya was employed previously by the Civil Service as a Home Office Presenting Officer, representing the Secretary of State regularly in Asylum, Human Rights, EEA Regulations, general Immigration, Points-Based System, Entry Clearance and Visit Visa appeals at the First Tier AIT Tribunal. She has a sound understanding of article 8 rights and the conduct of civil proceedings and trials.

Aadhithya has particularly valuable experience in dealing with vulnerable individuals and those with mental health concerns through time spent working in the NHS with the Greater Manchester CRISIS outreach and Mental Health Teams. During this time she operated the Mental Health Services non-emergency help line and is familiar with psychiatric and psychological assessments of those with a wide range of mental health and learning difficulties.

Before commencing pupillage at St Ives Chambers, Aadhithya spent six months working in the USA with the Jackson, Mississippi Office of Capital Post Conviction Counsel, investigating and providing legal services on final stage Death Penalty cases. During this time Aadhithya routinely met and conducted conferences with clients incarcerated on “death row”, interviewed a wide range of witnesses, professionals and jurors and investigated historic crimes. This was done alongside the general breadth of paralegal duties such as drafting notices of appeal, skeleton arguments and extensive legal research.

Qualifications

2:1 – LLB hons Dunelm – Law, University of Durham (Trevelyan College)

Very Competent – Bar Professional Training Course, University of Law (London, Bloomsbury)

Membership

The Midlands Circuit

The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple

Young Barrister’s Committee

The Criminal Bar Association

Further Information

Aadhithya is firmly committed to the global advancement of access to justice and in 2018 spent time volunteering with the African Prisons Project (APP) in Kampala, Uganda. Her time in East Africa included delivering legal aid clinics and advocacy workshops to maximum security inmates, in order to further their legal education and equip them with the necessary skills to represent themselves and their peers in Court.

Prior to joining St Ives Chambers, Aadhithya spent six months working in the USA with the Jackson, Mississippi Office of Capital Post Conviction Counsel, investigating and providing legal services on final stage Death Penalty cases. During this time Aadhithya routinely met and conducted conferences with clients incarcerated on “death row”, interviewed a wide range of witnesses, professionals and jurors and investigated historic crimes. This was done alongside the general breadth of paralegal duties such as drafting notices of appeal, skeleton arguments and extensive legal research.

Aadhithya has particularly valuable experience dealing with vulnerable individuals and those with mental health concerns through time spent working in the NHS with the Greater Manchester CRISIS outreach and Mental Health Teams. During this time she operated the Mental Health Services help line and is familiar with psychiatric and psychological assessments of those with a wide range of mental health and learning difficulties.

Before commencing pupillage, Aadhithya was employed by the Civil Service as a Home Office Presenting Officer, representing the Secretary of State regularly in Asylum, Human Rights, EEA Regulations, general Immigration, Points-Based System, Entry Clearance and Visit Visa appeals at the First Tier AIT Tribunal.

A keen participant in Mooting and Mock Trial competitions over the years; Aadhithya ranked 1st with the Durham University team at the 2012 preliminary UK National Rounds of the Philip. C. Jessup International Moot Court. Aadhithya is also active as a moot court judge and regularly judges competitions such as the Oxford University Press moot competition national semi-final, the University of Law GDL mooting competitions and both oral and written components of the Phillip C Jessup International Moot. She also supports school mock trial teams as a Barrister mentor.

Aadhithya has served as an elected member of the Young Bar Committee (YBC) since 2016 and is the current Midlands Circuit representative. She is also one of 11 nationally selected Bar Council Social Mobility Advocates for the #IamtheBar campaign.

Aadhithya is currently a Visiting Guest Lecturer with the University of Law, Birmingham on both its LPC and BPTC courses.

Awards/Scholarships

The Inns of Court Trust Pegasus Scholar 2017

Phillip C Jessup 1st Ranked team UK Preliminary Rounds

Phillip C Jessup 1st Ranked Applicant Memorial

Kay Leaving Exhibition

The Oliver Entwistle Prize for Academic Achievement

Languages

Tamil (Native Speaker)

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