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Yen Ly

London, United Kingdom

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Practice Areas:

  • Court of Protection
  • Adoption Law
  • Child Abuse
  • Housing Law
Scott-Moncrieff and Associates Ltd


I am a Public Law Solicitor with a background in Housing and Community Care. I have a particular interest in the rights of children and care leavers, unaccompanied minors, destitute persons subject to immigration control, and vulnerable incapacitated adults. I practice in the Court of Protection on behalf of families of mentally incapacitated adults. She has dealt with a wide range of issues including residence, contact, medication, deprivation of liberty, financial abuse, forced marriages and contraception.

Throughout my long career in the area of public law I have brought numerous successful actions against local authorities and the Home office on behalf of vulnerable children and unaccompanied asylum seeking minors. The actions include challenging the provision of services, assessments of age, and unlawful policies in relation to removal and detention of minors. I am also fluent in Vietnamese.

Previous Employment


I have extensive experience acting for many clients challenging Public Law decisions and has litigated numerous cases in Private Law matters in the areas of contract, property and land, family and probate. A number of my cases have been Public Law cases and have been reported within the legal profession.

I have  an approachable manner when dealing with clients and providing legal advice and knowledge of the highest standard possible.

I have extensive Litigation experience in the High Court in Queens Bench, Chancery and Family Divisions, as well as in the County Courts, the Court of Protection and the Upper Tribunal



Kingston University


1992 - 1996

Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.), Sociology, 2.1


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Case Studies

GE(Eritrea) [2014] EWCA Civ 1490
R(GE) v SSHD & Bedford BC [2013] EWHC 2186 (Admin)

You can read the judgement here - R(GE) v SSHD & Bedford BC [2013] EWHC 2186 (Admin)

R(GE) v SSHD & Bedford BC [2013] EWHC 2186 (Admin)
R (TS) v SSHD [2010] EWHC 2614 (Admin)
R (PM) v Hertford County Council [2010] EWHC 2056 (Admin)
R (NA) v The London Borough of Croydon [2009] EWHC 2357 (Admin)


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Published Cases

R(GE) v SSHD & Bedford BC [2015] EWHC 1406 (Admin)

GE(Eritrea) [2014] EWCA Civ 1490

You read the Judgement here - GE(Eritrea) [2014] EWCA Civ 1490

R (AS) v Croydon LBC [2011] EWHC 2091 (Admin)

Application for judicial review by a child, through the Official Solicitor, seeking the quashing of a local authority’s age assessments, and a declaration as to the child’s age. Application successful.


You can read a summary and the full judgement here in Family law Week: R (AS) v London Borough of Croydon [2011] EWHC 2091 (Admin)

R (FN) v LB Croydon [2011] EWHC 862 (Admin)

The local authority decided, in order to reduce costs and promote independence, to transfer W from his residential placement to supported living. (1) In principle, the council would be entitled to terminate W's residential placement on grounds of costs, or needs, subject to consultation. (2) On the facts, the consultation with W's parents and the professional carers (as required by MCA 2005 s4) had been inadequate, so the decision was quashed.



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