Umar is a qualified Solicitor with over 12 years practice in the field of Mental Health and Mental Capacity law. He regularly advises politicians, corporations and other groups around, mental health, Inclusion and Diversity and Wellbeing in the workplace and beyond. In addition Umar is able to provide insight into what is happening on the ground from a real perspective and has appeared on platforms such as the BBC, ITV, Sky News, Guardian, Independent newspapers to provide such views.
Umar has over 12 years of experience in Mental Health, Mental Capacity, Community Engagement and political engagement. As a member of Dope Black Dads, Umar has been active in representing Dope Black Dads on a wider media platform to speak about the issues facing black fathers.
Umar has regularly been active in the political sphere often speaking about law, mental health and politics in the media and in the community.
Umar regularly engages in speaking engagements with corporations, community groups and public sector organizations especially around Mental Health and the impact of this particularly in the Black Community.
Can you really be your authentic self at the law firm? Solicitor Umar Kankiya shares his experiences in English law and on the mental health aspects of not being your true self at work.