Amina qualified as a solicitor in October 2016 after completing a training contract with Ridouts. She initially joined Ridouts in 2013 as a paralegal after completing a BA in Anthropology and Law at LSE. Prior to joining Ridouts, Amina volunteered as a Legal Advisor for FLAC, one of the oldest surviving legal centres in the world.
Amina has wide-ranging experience in various aspects of health and social care regulatory law including; responding to CQC inspection reports, supporting Clients with regulatory enforcement action, advising on safeguarding matters, challenging ratings, assisting with judicial review claims and drafting commercial contracts. She has wide experience in supporting small providers to large scale providers through the CQC registration process and has delivered training to large corporate providers on managing registration for a large volume of locations.
- Amina recently acted for a residential care service which had been rated as a “Requires Improvement” during its recent CQC inspection. She drafted factual accuracy comments on behalf of the Client and challenged CQC’s findings with robust evidence. As a result of the representations, the service’s ratings were changed from a “Requires Improvement” to a “Good.”
- Amina has spent time for a large corporate Client preparing and managing cases for the First Tier (Care Standards) Tribunal and has experience in drafting witness statements, conducting telephone case management hearings, attending tribunal hearings and has been described as having a calm and reassuring disposition when supporting Clients through legal proceedings.
- Amina has also previously acted for a nursing home with a Notice of Decision to cancel its registration, where the provider also wanted to retire and sell the business as a going concern. Amina drafted detailed representations and liaised closely with the regulator in order to achieve the desired outcomes for the Client.
Amina has a particular interest in mental capacity and mental health law and regularly writes for various health and social care publications.
Outside of work Amina has a general passion for creative pursuits, from abstract painting to various forms of calligraphy. She has a keen interest in anthropology and provides mentoring to young people in her community.