Dirghayu joined GT Stewart at the beginning of September 2012. He qualified as a solicitor in January 2003 having trained with Deighton Guedalla in London. He was awarded Higher Court advocacy rights in 2007. He is an experienced advocate in the County Court and often advocates in the High Court.
He obtained a law degree at Newcastle University and then a masters in international human rights law at Nottingham University.
He is committed to enforcing the rights of the disadvantaged which is essential to the bridging the gap that so often exists between the law in books and the law in action. He is interested in the relevance of legal theory to the practitioner and has presented a paper to the 2009 Critical Lawyers Conference on homelessness law. He is a member of the editorial board of Adviser magazine and has written articles on housing and human rights law.
Since qualifying as a solicitor he has worked in private practice and the not for profit sector developing specialisms in community care, public law, human rights and housing law. He aims to find innovative and bold solutions to the legal problems that his clients face.