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ECPAT report finds no national process for identifying and recording missing child victims of trafficking

21 August 2017

Shu Shin Luh of Garden Court Chambers contributed to the report.

Shu Shin Luh

Garden Court Chambers to participate in Open House London 2017

18 August 2017

Open House London weekend is taking place on 16-17 September.

High Court finds that Secretary of State unlawfully detained vulnerable former child soldier for 15 months

18 August 2017

The claimant was represented by Amanda Weston of Garden Court Chambers.

Amanda Weston

High Court finds “without hesitation” that detention of torture victim in the Detained Fast Track was unlawful

18 August 2017

The claimant was represented by Raza Halim of Garden Court Chambers.

Raza Halim

First-tier Tribunal allows the asylum appeal of Iranian Kurdish activist

15 August 2017

The appellant was represented by Grace Brown of Garden Court Chambers.

Grace Brown

South Yorkshire police crew cleared of misconduct in a public office

8 August 2017

Pilot Captain Reeves was represented by Keir Monteith leading Lucie Wibberley of the Garden Court Chambers Crime Team.

Lucie WibberleyKeir Monteith

Peter Wilcock QC and David Emanuel secure acquittal in murder case where victim died 9 years after he was stabbed

7 August 2017

The defendant was represented by Peter Wilcock QC and David Emanuel of Garden Court Chambers.

Peter-Wilcock-QC-cropDavid Emanuel

Garden Court Chambers responds to the Jackson review of fixed recoverable costs

4 August 2017

Read the response of our Civil Liberties and Human Rights, Public Law and Housing teams.

The Garden Court Chambers Housing Team respond to the consultation of Terms of Reference of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry

3 August 2017

The Grenfell Tower Inquiry has called for responses to the consultation of Terms of Reference.

“A child is foremost a child before he or she is a refugee”: Court of Appeal provides new guidance to tribunals to ensure children and vulnerable persons have their voices heard in asylum proceedings

1 August 2017

Raza Halim and Stephanie Harrison QC were instructed by Brighton Housing Trust for the appellant.

Stephanie Harrison QCRaza Halim

Appeal against Southwark’s decision that woman with auto-immune disorder and depression was not a ‘vulnerable’ homeless person in priority need

1 August 2017

Liz Davies of the Garden Court Chambers Housing Team represented the appellant.

Liz Davies

High Court finds local authority breached Children Act 1989 for failing to carry out lawful assessment of autistic child

31 July 2017

Gráinne Mellon represented the children in this case, instructed by Alex McMahon and Elma Tavares of Osbornes Solicitors.

Gráinne Mellon

‘Trafficking is a function of the absence of safe, legal ways to claim asylum in Europe’ – Greg Ó Ceallaigh on Al Jazeera’s Inside Story

31 July 2017

Greg Ó Ceallaigh is a member of the Garden Court Chambers Immigration Team.

Greg Ó Ceallaigh

‘The consequences of wealth before homes’: Liz Davies on the implications of the Grenfell Tower tragedy

26 July 2017

Liz Davies is a member of the Garden Court Chambers Housing Team.

Liz Davies

First successful miscarriage of justice application for a victim of trafficking under the amended Section 133 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988

26 July 2017

Ms Y was represented by Maya Sikand of Garden Court Chambers.


Tom Wainwright secures acquittal for nurse accused of stealing drugs from children’s hospital

21 July 2017

The defendant was represented by Tom Wainwright of Garden Court Chambers.

Tom Wainwright

Jury concludes unnecessary delays and failures in care contributed to death of Sarah Reed at Holloway prison

21 July 2017

Sean Horstead of Garden Court Chambers represented the family of Sarah Reed at the inquest.

Sean Horstead

Proof magazine #3: ‘Life in the Justice Gap: Why legal aid matters’ launch supported by Garden Court Chambers

20 July 2017

Garden Court Chambers is proud to sponsor Proof magazine. The third issue of Proof was co-produced by the Justice Gap and the Justice Alliance.

Liz Davies

Trial begins into misuse of police helicopter camera

19 July 2017

Keir Monteith and Lucie Wibberley of Garden Court Chambers are defending Malcolm Reeves, one of the defendants.

Keir MonteithLucie Wibberley

David Watkinson poem – “The Masque of Anarchy” or “The Coalition of Chaos”

18 July 2017

Read David Watkinson's masterful and topical poem recited at the Garden Court Housing and Community Care summer party.

David Watkinson

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