Sohini Mehta

Sohini is a solicitor in our police law team. She represents clients in civil actions against the police and other state agencies, with a particular focus on the investigation and prosecution of gender-based violence and discrimination in the criminal justice system.

She is also leading a research project, funded by the Legal Education Foundation, to compile the findings and recommendations made in the course of inquiries into domestic homicides over a 5-year period. The project aims to identify the common failings on the part of the police and other state agencies to protect women when they report abuse, improve practice and foster accountability for these deaths.

Sohini joined Bhatt Murphy in 2019 as a Justice First Fellow and trainee solicitor, primarily working on cases concerning the misuse of police and immigration powers.

Previously, she assisted survivors of domestic and sexual violence to bring strategic legal challenges at the Centre for Women’s Justice. In 2017 she received a scholarship to train at the European Centre for Constitutional and Human Rights in Berlin, where she undertook casework for strategic complaints in the European Court of Human Rights against migrant push-backs at the external borders of the EU. Prior to that, she volunteered at legal charities including Public Interest Advocacy Centre, Lambeth Law Centre and the Prisoners’ Advice Service. Sohini holds a degree in Anthropology and Law from the London School of Economics.

 
 
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Sohini Mehta, photo Sarah Booker

s.mehta@bhattmurphy.co.uk

 

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