Sahera Khanam -
Paralegal, Education and Community Care
T: 0345 357 9409
F: 0345 357 9449
Based in: London
Education Law and Community care
Having studied law at the University of Westminster, Sahera initially worked as legal assistant for a criminal law firm in London before she joined the Education and Community Care department at Simpson Millar in December 2013. She is currently a Paralegal providing support to all fee earners of the Education and Community Care team in London, but she predominantly assists Zena Soormally and the rest of the Court of Protection team.
The Court of Protection team are regularly instructed by Independent Mental Capacity Advocates (IMCA), Relevant Persons Representatives, paid and unpaid (RPPR/RPR), and the Official Solicitor, on behalf of individuals who lack capacity. The team is also instructed by family members, carers or friends of those who lack capacity. The majority of Sahera’s work with the team involves assisting where a vulnerable adult wishes to challenge a standard authorisation which deprives them of their liberty, or where there are disagreements as to the individual’s capacity or best interests.