Yolanda Faulkner is a public law solicitor with a background in community care, mental health and human rights. She has a particular interest in the rights of unaccompanied asylum seeking minors, children detained under section of the Mental Health Act 1983 and disabled children.
Throughout her long career in private practice, Yolanda has represented vulnerable and disadvantaged clients, some of whom have mental health problems or disabilities. Her cases involve obtaining and challenging assessments and enforcing statutory duties of local authorities and health authorities.
Yolanda also represents young migrants seeking support from local authorities where a dispute has arisen about the young person's age. She regularly receives referrals from immigration solicitors and charities, including the Refugee Council Children’s Panel.
Yolanda has experience in using judicial review to successfully challenge adverse decisions of public bodies and secure urgent interim relief.
R (M) v Mental Health Review Tribunal  EWHC 279 (Admin)
R (MM) v London Borough of Lewisham  EWHC 416 (Admin)
R (Wang) v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWHC 1578 (Admin)
R (BG) v Oxfordshire County Council  EWHC 3187 (Admin)
R (MVN) v London Borough of Greenwich  EWHC 1942 (Admin)