Shefik Osman is a qualified solicitor, Partner and Head of the Mental Health Department at TV Edwards. He started at TV Edwards as a paralegal in January 2008 and qualified as a solicitor in March 2010. Before joining TV Edwards he already had over 2 years experience as a criminal defence paralegal and accredited police station representative as well as some experience in personal injury law. He used to be a Criminal Duty solicitor representing defendants in the Magistrates Court and having conduct of serious Crown Court cases.
Shefik now specialises in Mental Health and Mental Capacity law. He works exclusively in these fields. He has been a member of the Mental Health Panel Accreditation Scheme since August 2012.
Shefik first started working in Mental Health law as part of his training contract in 2011. He developed a passion for this complex and challenging area of law. He has extensive experience of representing individuals in respect of all aspects under the Mental Health Act. This has included representation before the First Tier Tribunal, Manager’s hearings, Nearest Relative displacement applications, aftercare arrangements and complex forensic cases. He has also had conduct of cases before the Court of Protection dealing with issues of mental capacity, best interest’s decisions and deprivation of liberty applications.
Shefik has a keen interest in ensuring quality representation for those facing mental health law issues but also in making sure that those facing mental health difficulties have a voice and are not neglected or isolated. He is a member of MIND the Mental Health Charity for whom he has actively taken part in fund raising events for this noble and worthwhile organisation. He was also a Committee Member of the Mental Health Lawyers Association for a few years where he held the post of Head of the Education and Training sub-committee for 1 year. Shefik has aided in formal responses to consultation papers on suggested changes to mental health law in the UK as well as assisting with training materials and providing external training to other professionals on the Mental Health Act. This has included external training to Hospital Manager’s for NHS Trust’s.
Shefik has represented individuals and organisations on mental health law matters in both legally aided matters and privately paid. He is a respected professional in this field and will work tirelessly to ensure the best outcomes for his clients.
Areas of Specialism
Mental Health Panel Accredited since August 2012
He is just a confident person, and he knows what he is doing.
I am completely satisfied with the services provided by your members of staff, specially Shefik Osman . I would high recommended to all my close friends and family.
Shefik Osman has provided me with an excellent service.
I would recommend Shefik Osman as he is just so thorough. The best solicitor I’ve known.
Shefik provided a very friendly, efficient, competent service. He went the extra mile for me.