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Biography

Shaun joined the team at GT Stewart in April 2019. Prior to that, Shaun worked as a solicitor representing clients with terminal asbestos cancer, before leaving in order to pursue an interest in social justice and legal aid work. He volunteered in a legal capacity for 3 months at Liberty, the Prisoners’ Advice Service and the Anti-Trafficking, Labour and Exploitation Unit. Shaun then joined the Public Law and Human Rights team at Irwin Mitchell, where he assisted on a range of cases including Court of Protection health and welfare matters, community care cases including obtaining provision and support for vulnerable clients under the Care Act 2014 and Children Act 1989, and complex judicial reviews, including a well-publicised challenge to Surrey County Council’s decision to cut more than £20m of services for SEND children.

Shaun handles a varied caseload at GT Stewart, encompassing Court of Protection health and welfare cases where he is instructed by RPRs and the Official Solicitor, challenging decisions by Local Authorities that result in vulnerable young people being made homeless and advocating for adequate care and support to be provided by Local Authorities to disabled and physically and mentally unwell adults.

In his spare time, Shaun enjoys playing and watching football, singing in a choir and swimming.

Education and Qualifications

2008 – Undergraduate degree at Nottingham University
2009 – Graduate Diploma in Law, City University
2010 – LPC, University of Law
2013 – Qualified as a solicitor

Useful Links

Liberty: www.libertyhumanrights.org.uk

The Prisoners Advice Service: http://www.prisonersadvice.org.uk/

Anti-Trafficking Labour and Exploitation Unit: www.atleu.org.uk

Social Welfare, Education Law, Community Care

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