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Garden Court Chambers welcome Nisha Bambhra and Katherine Duncan to the Family Team

20 October 2017

We are delighted to announce that Nisha Bambhra and Katherine Duncan have joined the Family Law Team.

Latest inquest into prisoner death at HMP Winchester finds more failings

19 October 2017

Sean's family is represented by counsel, Taimour Lay of Garden Court Chambers and assisted by the charity INQUEST.

Taimour Lay

Jury finds prison failings at HMP Doncaster were causative of the death of vulnerable prisoner Gerard Scahill

19 October 2017

Family represented by Ifeanyi Odogwu and instructed by Jenny Fraser and Leanne Devine from Broudie Jackson Canter Solicitors.

Ifeanyi Odogwu

Garden Court secures number one spot in Legal 500 2017 for second year running

16 October 2017

Garden Court Chambers now has 120 barrister rankings across 15 areas of law.

Louise Hooper to deliver training at event co-organised by UNHCR and Council of Europe in Madrid on 16 October

13 October 2017

Louise Hooper will be delivering the training in her capacity as Council of Europe expert on migration and gender.

Louise Hooper

Garden Court Family Law Team and Mai-Ling Savage nominated for Bar Pro Bono Awards 2017

13 October 2017

We are delighted to announce that the Family Team and Mai-Ling Savage, as an individual, have been nominated for the Bar Pro Bono Awards 2017.

Rebekah WilsonSarah ForsterAllison MunroeMai-Ling SavageWilliam Tautz

Garden Court Chambers sponsor London Criminal Courts Solicitors’ Association’s Annual Autumn Conference 2017

12 October 2017

The LCCSA Annual Autumn Conference took place in Seville from 7-8 October.

Di Middleton QCSam ParhamAlex RoseJo Cecil

Court of Appeal is considering when a person is “significantly” more vulnerable than ordinarily vulnerable as a result of being homeless

12 October 2017

Tessa Buchanan appeared this week in the case of Panayiotou v London Borough of Waltham Forest.

Tessa Buchanan

High Court rules Government redefinition of torture in immigration detention policy is unlawful

10 October 2017

Stephanie Harrison QC and Shu Shin Luh of Garden Court Chambers represented Medical Justice and two victims of gender based violence.

Stephanie Harrison QCShu Shin Luh

In the shadow of Brexit: Anti-Slavery Day 2017

6 October 2017

In October’s edition of Legal Action Magazine, Shu Shin Luh and Silvia Nicolaou Garcia consider what progress has been made in abolishing modern-day slavery in the UK, seven years on from the first Anti-Slavery Day.

Shu Shin Luh

James Scobie QC secures attempted murder acquittal for rap artist ‘Trapstar Toxic’ at the Old Bailey

6 October 2017

On Friday 22 April 2016, Mr Popo and Ms Martey were gunned down on a street in North West London in broad daylight.

James Scobie QC

‘Judicial Review: A Practical Guide’ Third edition now available

6 October 2017

Amanda Weston is co-author of the guide.

Amanda Weston

Paramjit Ahluwalia to speak at conference in Paris on ‘Trafficking for Criminal Exploitation’

5 October 2017

The conference will be taking place on 6th October 2017 and will bring together a core group of judges and lawyers from 7 European countries.

Paramjit Ahluwalia

Kurdish restauranteurs acting in self-defence were acquitted of affray and possession of offensive weapons on a submission of no case

3 October 2017

Lalith de Kauwe represented the father and Tom Wainwright represented the son who were attacked by a group of men armed with weapons late at night as they closed their restaurant.

Lalith de KauweTom Wainwright

Muhammad Rabbani to appeal after being convicted under Terrorism Act for protecting torture victims’ data in ‘digital strip search’ at Heathrow

29 September 2017

Henry Blaxland QC of Garden Court Chambers to appeal decision.

Henry Blaxland QC

The Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (GREVIO) publish first two evaluation reports

27 September 2017

Louise Hooper of Garden Court Chambers was part of the delegation who carried out an evaluation visit to Austria between 28 November to 2 December 2016.

Louise Hooper

Children affected by climate change are crowdfunding to sue European governments

27 September 2017

The Global Legal Action Network is preparing to bring a case to the ECHR to sue 47 European governments for inaction.

Marc Willers QCRichard ReynoldsPaul Clark

Garden Court Long Term Mentoring Scheme and Leslie Thomas QC shortlisted at UK Diversity Legal Awards 2017

22 September 2017

Garden Court Long Term Mentoring Scheme and Leslie Thomas QC shortlisted at UK Diversity Legal Awards 2017.

Bach Commission report calls for Rights to Justice Act and far wider eligibility for legal aid

22 September 2017

Garden Court Chambers contributed evidence to the Bach Commission.

‘Flexible’ Operating Hours pilot postponed until next year following concerns raised by Garden Court Chambers Crime Team and legal profession

18 September 2017

On 18 September 2017 the Garden Court Chambers Crime Team sent an open letter to Lord Justice Fulford.

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