Yogi Amin

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Yogi Amin became a partner at the Sheffield office of national law firm Irwin Mitchell in 2007. Yogi won the Social and Welfare Lawyer of the Year title at the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year awards ceremony in December 2008. He has handled several cancer drug dispute cases hitting the national headlines, the most recent being in September 2008 when his client, a cancer patient with months to live, won a High Court battle to get a life-prolonging drug on the NHS. Previously he advised a breast cancer sufferer in her fight over funding for Herceptin and won the Court of Appeal case in April 2006. Later that year Yogi took up the challenge on behalf of two other cancer sufferers seeking drug funding and won High Court judgments in their favour. Chambers and Partners says Yogi has “won enthusiastic praise from peers and clients, who describe him as ‘a seriously good lawyer who knows exactly what he’s doing.’” In March 2007 Yogi was appointed as a trustee for the Independent Living Fund, which enables severely disabled people to live independently in their own homes. He also lectures and has addressed the annual conference of the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE). Yogi qualified in 1999 and is a member of the Administrative Law Bar Association and the Human Rights Lawyers Association. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.