Aadhithya Anbahan

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Regulatory

Aadhithya also enjoys a wide and varied regulatory practice, through which she has represented education boards, local authorities and the police in a range of hearings from closure orders and non-police prosecutions to parole board hearings and tribunal matters. Aadhithya regularly appears in a range of regulatory matters before the Magistrates and Crown Court and is well-versed in the conduct, law and procedure of such cases.

Aadhithya is considered to be a meticulous advocate who acts in a timely and efficient fashion with regards to preparation. She is trusted by those instructing her for having complete command of her case and for her personable and likeable manner as noted by clients, solicitors and Judges. Aadhithya is considered as a persuasive and eloquent advocate who acts fearlessly in promoting her client’s case and position.

Aadhithya accepts instruction in all Regulatory matters commensurate with her call.

Further information

Aadhithya was previously 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.

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.

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.

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

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 firmly committed to the global advancement of access to justice and has recently 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.

Aadhithya is 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.

Alongside other members of the St Ives Criminal Team, Aadhithya mentored the Thomas Telford School students participating in the National Mock Trial Competition who went on to win the Birmingham Regional Heats.

Aadhithya has served as an elected member of the Young Bar Committee (YBC) since 2016.

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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