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European Court of Human Rights finds UK in breach of Article 5 over unlawful detention of Zimbabwean national

23 June 2017

David Jones of the Garden Court Chambers Immigration Team represented the Zimbabwean national.

David Jones

Revised benefit cap unlawfully discriminates against lone parents with children under two, High Court rules

22 June 2017

Shu Shin Luh and Connor Johnston were instructed by Freshfields Bruckhause Deringer for the intervener, Shelter.

Shu Shin LuhConnor Johnston

Jury concludes failings contributed to death of secure patient Janet Müller who absconded from Mill View Hospital

19 June 2017

Kirsten Heaven of Garden Court Chambers represented the family at the inquest.

Kirsten Heaven

Immediate housing duties owed to victims of fires

16 June 2017

Homelessness duties owed by the local authority to former residents of Grenfell Tower.

Liz Davies

Garden Court Chambers extends condolences and solidarity to all those affected by Grenfell Tower tragedy

16 June 2017

Garden Court Chambers is horrified by the fire at Grenfell Towers. We extend our condolences and our solidarity to all those bereaved, injured or rendered homeless.

Homelessness Reduction Act 2017: Tackling homelessness early

15 June 2017

Liz Davies of Garden Court Chambers writes in June’s edition of Legal Action magazine on the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017.

Liz Davies

BBC Radio 4: Dexter Dias QC appears on the Today Programme to discuss work on FGM, terrorism and the Gareth Myatt inquest

14 June 2017

Dexter Dias QC is a member of Garden Court Chambers’ Civil Liberties and Human Rights Team.

Dexter Dias QC

Supreme Court rules ‘deport first, appeal later’ system unlawful

14 June 2017

Sonali Naik and Bijan Hoshi of Garden Court Chambers represented Bail for Immigration Detainees (BID) as first Interveners.

Sonali NaikBijan Hoshi

Unlawful detention: High Court hands down highly significant judgment on direct effect of Dublin III

9 June 2017

Irena Sabic of Garden Court Chambers represented the claimant.

Irena Sabic

Inquest into the death of vulnerable 16-year-old boy in care finds failings in safeguarding procedures contributed to his death

8 June 2017

Tom Stoate of Garden Court Chambers represented the mother at the inquest.


Dexter Dias QC publishes new book on Human Rights

1 June 2017

Dexter Dias QC of Garden Court Chambers publishes new book on human rights.

Dexter Dias QC

Woman suffering from ‘Battered Person Syndrome’ and post-traumatic stress disorder acquitted of child cruelty

30 May 2017

Di Middleton QC and Susan Bryant of Garden Court Chambers represented the defendant.

Di Middleton QCSusan Wright

Jury finds series of failings at Bristol prison caused death of father-to-be

25 May 2017

Ifeanyi Odogwu of the Garden Court Chambers Civil Liberties Team represented the family at the inquest.

Ifeanyi Odogwu

Supreme Court finds unlawful sex discrimination in provision of approved premises for women

24 May 2017

Sally Ireland of Garden Court Chambers acted for the intervener, The Howard League for Penal Reform.

Sally Ireland

Inadequate care at HMP Leeds contributed to the death of Vikki Thompson, who told prison staff she would ‘leave prison in a box’

19 May 2017

Anna Morris of Garden Court Chambers represented the family at the inquest.

Anna Morris

Garden Court’s Brenda Campbell and Paul Clark shortlisted for Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards 2017

18 May 2017

Brenda Campbell has been shortlisted for Legal Aid Barrister of the Year and Paul Clark has been shortlisted for Legal Aid Newcomer of the Year.

Brenda CampbellPaul Clark

Malek Wan Daud joins Council of Europe delegation to Denmark to evaluate implementation of Istanbul Convention on combating violence against women

10 May 2017

The Istanbul Convention is also known as the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence.

Malek Wan Daud

High Court overturns refusal to allow fresh claim for revocation of deportation order

9 May 2017

David Jones of Garden Court Chambers represented the claimant in the High Court.

David Jones

Anti-fracking campaigner launches Court of Appeal challenge against Government decision to approve fracking in Lancashire

8 May 2017

Marc Willers QC, Joint Head of Garden Court Chambers, is representing the appellant.

Marc Willers QC

Ali Naseem Bajwa QC acts for Femi Cela cleared of murder

4 May 2017

The defendant was represented by Ali Naseem Bajwa QC of Garden Court Chambers.

Ali Naseem Bajwa QC

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