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Jyoti Wood

Year of call: 2016

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Jyoti welcomes instructions in all areas of practice including crime, human rights & immigration, family, personal injury and general civil.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Immigration

Jyoti regularly appears in before the First-Tier and Upper-Tier Tribunals in asylum, deportation and human rights appeals as well as bail applications.  She advises on merits of both fresh claims and appeals as well drafting grounds for judicial review applications. Jyoti has experience representing vulnerable clients including victims of trafficking for sexual exploitation and unaccompanied asylum seeking children.

Family Law

Jyoti regularly acts in all areas of private law children work involving applications for Child Arrangements Orders, Prohibited Steps Orders and Specific Issue Orders. She has experience in complex cases such as those involving allegations of serious domestic abuse and has experience working with clients with mental health vulnerabilities. Jyoti also acts in family finance proceedings. She represents spouses and co-habitants at all stages of proceedings, including in preliminary issue hearings and final hearings.

Criminal Law

Jyoti’s criminal practice involves regular appearances in the Magistrates’, Youth and Crown courts on behalf of clients charged with violent, sexual and financial offences. Jyoti also regularly defends in road traffic matters including special reasons and exceptional hardship hearings.

Education Law

Jyoti sits as a Clerk to the Panel in school admission appeals and school exclusion appeals.

Personal Injury

Jyoti receives instructions in personal injury cases on behalf of both Claimants and Defendants. Jyoti advises on quantum, liability, causation and drafts pleadings. She often acts in road traffic cases and cases involving credit hire. She has succeeded in applications to strike out, applications for relief from sanctions and applications for unreasonable costs.

Property & General Civil

Jyoti has experience appearing in landlord and tenant disputes in the County Court in cases involving rent arrears and possession. She has acted for Claimants and Defendants in contractual disputes, debt recovery claims and enforcement. Jyoti has also acted in insolvency and bankruptcy matters. She also undertakes drafting and advisory work.

Background

Jyoti studied English Language and Literature at the University of Oxford before going on to study law at City University, London. Jyoti was called to the Bar by Lincoln’s Inn in 2016 as a Lord Denning Scholar, Levitt Scholar and Hardwicke Entrance Award winner.

Jyoti worked as a volunteer for a number of charities including the National Centre for Domestic Violence and she continues to work as a workshop facilitator for the Schools’ Consent Project.

Qualifications

Bar Professional Training Course, City Law School
Graduate Diploma in Law, City Law School
BA English Language and Literature, Magdalen College, University of Oxford

Scholarships and Awards

Levitt Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn
Human Rights Lawyers’ Association Judicial Review Moot Winner
Lord Denning Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn
Hardwicke Entrance Award, Lincoln’s Inn

Professional Memberships

Human Rights Lawyers’ Association
Bail for Immigration Detainees
Family Law Bar Association

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