Mina Rai

Solicitor

Mina is a solicitor in the civil liberties team, based in the firm's Warnford Court office in London.

Mina qualified as a solicitor in 2014 and worked at two other law firms in London and Birmingham before joining Stephensons in 2016. Most of Mina's previous experience has been dealing with community care, Court of Protection and public law (judicial review) matters.

Mina currently represents vulnerable adults with mental health issues, physical disabilities and those who lack mental capacity to obtain care and support to meet their needs. This includes challenging unlawful assessments, obtaining the provision of treatment and suitable accommodation, obtaining support for carers and dealing with funding issues, including NHS funding.

Mina also specialise in Court of Protection (health and welfare) matters concerning capacity, best interests and deprivation of liberty. She acts on behalf of ‘P’ (by a litigation friend, including the Official Solicitor) and family members. Stephensons has a community care contract in both London and the Northwest.

Prior to becoming a solicitor, Mina's background was in the not for profit sector and voluntary sector and for a number of years she worked at Rights of Women which provided free legal advice to women on issues including domestic violence, sexual violence and immigration.

Areas of specialism

  • Community care
  • Court of Protection – health and welfare including deprivation of liberty
  • Judicial review