Jamie Lyall

Accredited Member of the Law Society’s Mental Health Panel

Jamie read law at King’s College London and has been working in Mental Health and Criminal law since 2014. He spent nearly five years in London and one year in South Wales before returning to the West Country.

Mental Health Law

As a Law Society Mental Health Panel Member Jamie has represented clients in CPA’s, managers hearings and tribunals across London, southern England and South Wales, including those in Low and Medium Secure placements.

He has had success working on a variety of matters including preventing the displacement of a nearest relative in the County Court.

Criminal Law

Jamie gained experience working on a range of Youth, Magistrate, Crown and Court of Appeal matters during his time in London.

International Experience

Prior to starting his legal career Jamie worked for the British Embassy Bangkok where he used his Thai language skills to support British detainees; frequently visiting police stations, Suan Plu Immigration Detention Centre and prisons including Bang Kwang and Klong Prem. He was heavily involved in work concerning the repatriation of British prisoners and in supporting British nationals after the Asian Tsunami Disaster.

He went on to work in the Foreign Liaison Bureau of the Thai Department of Corrections where he worked on translation projects including the publication of the first English language edition of the Prisoners Handbook, given to all embassies and foreign prisoners in Thailand.

Law Society Panel Membership

Mental Health Panel