Amerdeep Somal

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Amerdeep Somal is an Independent Assessor at the Financial Ombudsman Service and a Judge of the Immigration and Asylum Tribunal. Until 2013, Amerdeep was Commissioner of the Independent Police Complaints Commission . In May 2011, she was awarded the Asian Woman of Achievement Award and in July 2012 she received an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of Roehampton in recognition of her valuable work in the area of law, social justice and the rights of women. Amerdeep has received several awards for her work in tackling domestic violence, including one from the Attorney General for confronting the particular challenges affecting Asian communities in dealing with domestic violence and for her commitment to diversity. She started her career in private practice as a criminal defence lawyer and went on to become a prosecution advocate at the Crown Prosecution Service. Amerdeep is a former Chair of the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal.

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