What we do
Hampshire Law endeavour to provide a specialist service in the field of Mental Health.
Our legal team will act effectively and efficiently to deliver a unique and tailored service for individuals detained under the Mental Health Act 1983. Contact us for more information.
Gurvinder is a qualified solicitor and an accredited member of the Law Society Mental Health Accreditation Scheme.
Gurvinder’s love for mental health started very early in his career when he went to his first CPA in a medium secure forensic unit in April 2012 and since that day, he has never turned his back on Mental Health Law. From his days as a young lawyer in a large legal aid firm through to the establishment of his own firm Gurvinder has continued to work with the most vulnerable in society. Through years of experience, Gurvinder now specialise in, and is committed to, representing patients who are detained under the Mental Health Act 1983.
For Gurvinder, It is considerable important to understand the impact of Mental Health on all those effected, not only the person deprived of their liberty. In his role as a solicitor/advocate it is important for him to remain driven by compassion and humanity, always having his client at the forefront of any decision. He will regularly go out of his way to ensure that his client is safeguarded and legally protected.
Gurvinder does not see his engagement and representation in mental health as a career but rather a way of life driven by the foundation of serving humanity.
Mental Health law is a difficult and sensitive area of law, and requires: deep knowledge of complex statute, jurisprudence and public policy issues; a sensitive approach to extremely vulnerable clients; determination to prevail in the difficult legal aid environment; a deep awareness of the balance between individual rights and the wider public interest; and perhaps most strikingly, an ability to stand alone, in closed tribunals, against the full weight of powerful state institutions. Whilst many may find this difficult, Gurvinder draws upon all his experience and welcomes the challenge.
Other than his passion for mental health, Gurvinder is a volunteer for Rethink and Southampton Sikh Seva, In the former, he provides his specialist advice and guidance on mental health law and in relation to the latter, he assist’s in preparing fresh food and serving homeless people within Southampton and the wider community on a weekly basis. As recognition for all of his endeavours he was nominated for Civil Lawyer of the Year at the Society of Asian Lawyers 2019.