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Yolanda Faulkner is a public law solicitor with a background in community care, housing, mental health, and human rights. She has a particular interest in children’s rights: unaccompanied asylum-seeking minors; children detained under section of the Mental Health Act 1983; and disabled children.

Yolanda qualified as a solicitor in 2004. She joined Scott-Moncrieff & Associates in 2011. Throughout her long career in private practice, she has represented vulnerable and disadvantaged clients. She advocates on behalf of victims of trafficking and torture, in order to allow them to access appropriate accommodation and support. 

Yolanda’s cases often involve obtaining and challenging assessments and enforcing statutory duties of local authorities, health authorities and government departments. She is experienced in taking action to challenge the lawfulness of detention and seeking damages where the detention is found to be unlawful. 

In addition to her legal practice at Scott-Moncrieff & Associates, Yolanda previously taught as a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Law between 2021 and 2024. She has also delivered training to NGOs on law and best practice.


Yolanda acted as instructing solicitor in the following reported judicial review cases:

R (M) v Mental Health Review Tribunal [2005] EWHC 279 (Admin)

R (MM) v London Borough of Lewisham [2009] EWHC 416 (Admin)

R (Wang) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2009] EWHC 1578 (Admin)

R (BG) v Oxfordshire County Council [2014] EWHC 3187 (Admin)

R (MVN) v Royal Borough of Greenwich  [2015] EWHC 1942 (Admin)

R (G) v  Royal Borough of Greenwich [2021] EWHC 3348 (Admin)