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Sagal Osman

Paralegal

Sagal joined Guile Nicholas in November 2020, as a Paralegal in the Mental Health Department. Sagal has previously worked at a leading London law firm, Duncan Lewis Solicitors and has an extensive experience of advising and assisting clients subject to civil sections, including section 2 and 3 as well as forensic sections of the Mental Health Act 1983, challenging the lawfulness of detention, the appropriateness of treatment at Hospital Managers hearings, Care Program Approach and Section 117 aftercare meetings. In addition to assisting clients or individual basis she also advices relatives on their roles and rights under the Act.

Sagal is committed to representing the most vulnerable in society and has excellent client care and communication skills across all levels. She has a proven track record in managing a full and challenging caseload, advising patients and their relatives across a broad range of Mental Health issues in London and the South East England.  Sagal has as a strong passion for the defence of Human Rights of all human beings, especially the rights of refugees and those traumatised through civil war and suffering from mental illness. She has a long standing and established links across the Somali community in England and frequently contributes to the debates and practice of stigmatisation with in mental health that is deeply rooted in some minority societies. Education §IT – Middlesex University Career §Duncan Lewis Solicitors 2016-2017 §GN Law 2020- present Languages   Fluent in Somali, Dutch and conversational in Arabic language.   Personal interests and activities Sagal enjoys time with her family and friends. Music, art, theatre and travel form a large part of her life and she’s avid gardener.