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Aswini Weereratne QC, Queen's Counsel, Doughty Street Chambers

Aswini Weereratne QC

Queen's Counsel at Doughty Street Chambers

London, United Kingdom

About Me

Aswini Weereratne QC is an expert barrister specialising in human rights, mental health and capacity law, focusing in particular on the protection of vulnerable adults, children and young people in many different spheres of life. She undertakes advocacy and advisory work in a wide range of practice areas including health and welfare cases in the Court of Protection, in public and private law claims, actions against state and private bodies such as sporting bodies, including assault and unlawful detention claims, historic child abuse claims, inquests and inquiries, reporting restrictions and international law.  She also drafts interventions for NGOs in cases before the higher courts and advises on proposed legislation, most recently on the issue of female genital mutilation. 

In addition, she has a strong background in investigatory, and regulatory work and is a qualified mediator.  Aswini sits as a deputy chair of the Investigating Committee of the General Pharmaceutical Council.  She has chaired and produced published reports for six independent inquiries into homicides by patients within mental health services.  She has recently represented the Child Migrants Trust in the investigation into overseas child migration by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, chaired by Professor Alexis Jay.

Full details on Aswini's practice can be found on her profile page on our website (link below).

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