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Icah Peart QC secures acquittal of young mother

15 December 2017

Icah Peart QC of Garden Court Chambers represented Tashika Mothen.

Icah Peart QC

R v TJB (Croydon Crown Court): defendant acquitted of attempted murder

8 December 2017

Paramjit Ahluwalia represented TJB as sole junior for charges of attempted murder.

Paramjit Ahluwalia

High Court grants fresh inquest for Onese Power who was killed in 1997 following a police pursuit

6 December 2017

Leslie Thomas QC of Garden Court Chambers represented the wife of Onese Power.

Leslie Thomas QC

Three inmates cleared of fatal stabbing in Pentonville prison

6 December 2017

Di Middleton QC of the Garden Court Chambers Crime Team represented Butler, leading Piers Marquis of Doughty Street Chambers.

Di Middleton QC

Majority of women in prison have been victims of domestic abuse, new report reveals

6 December 2017

Paramjit Ahluwalia of Garden Court Chambers and Angela Rafferty QC of the Criminal Bar Association, prepared a supplementary briefing.

Paramjit Ahluwalia

Migrants accused of cheating in English language test have in-country right of challenge, rules Court of Appeal

6 December 2017

Greg Ó Ceallaigh of the Garden Court Chambers Immigration and Public Law Teams represented Ahsan, one of the appellants.

Greg Ó Ceallaigh

Marc Willers QC appointed as trustee of the European Roma Rights Centre

5 December 2017

The ERRC work to combat anti-Romani racism and protect human rights of Roma through strategic litigation, research, policy development, advocacy and education.

Marc Willers QC

Garden Court Shortlisted by Legal 500 Awards for Crime Set of the Year – third year running

4 December 2017

We are delighted to announce that Garden Court Chambers has been shortlisted by the Legal 500 Awards for Crime Set of the Year for the third year running.

Court of Appeal reduces 7 year default sentence to 4 years

4 December 2017

The appellant was represented by Susan Wright, instructed by James O'Hara of Imran Khan & Partners.

Susan Wright

22 year old acquitted of murder, represented by James Scobie QC

1 December 2017

The defendant, a member of the travelling community, was alleged to have murdered another member of the travelling community.

James Scobie QC

Leslie Thomas QC wins Lifetime Achievement Award at UK Diversity Legal Awards 2017

30 November 2017

We are delighted to announce that Leslie Thomas QC, Chair and Joint Head of Garden Court Chambers, has won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Diversity Legal Awards 2017.

Leslie Thomas QC

Garden Court Long Term Mentoring Scheme wins Chambers Diversity Initiative of the Year at UK Diversity Legal Awards 2017

30 November 2017

Mia Hakl-Law, Head of Operations & HR, pioneered the mentoring scheme in conjunction with Garden Court's Leslie Thomas QC and Connor Johnston.

High Court quashes inquest conclusions of Stephen Port murder victims

28 November 2017

Leslie Thomas QC, Emma Favata and Paul Clark of Garden Court Chambers instructed.

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Jury find failings in care of detained patient leading to her death in hospital

28 November 2017

Ms Simpson was represented by Stephen Simblet, who is a member of the Garden Court Chambers Inquests Team and Civil Liberties Team.

Stephen Simblet

Appeal to Save Warren Farm as open space for the Community

27 November 2017

Marc Willers QC and Justine Compton are appealing the ruling to the Court of Appeal in December.

Marc Willers QCJustine Compton

Judy Khan QC, Maya Sikand, Joanne Cecil and Shu Shin Luh shortlisted for Legal 500 Bar Awards 2018

27 November 2017

Garden Court is delighted to announce that four of our barristers have been shortlisted for the Legal 500 Bar Awards 2018.

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James Scobie QC and Joanne Cecil secure an acquittal at the Old Bailey in multi-handed gang murder of music producer

24 November 2017

James Scobie QC and Joanne Cecil are members of the Garden Court Chambers Crime Team.

James Scobie QCJo Cecil

Jailed whistle-blower in plea for press freedoms as supporters launch crowdfunding campaign

23 November 2017

Our Henry Blaxland QC, Keir Monteith and Lucie Wibberley are seeking to overturn Robert Norman’s conviction in the ECHR.

Henry Blaxland QCKeir MonteithLucie Wibberley

Nicola Braganza invited by the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU to speak on multiple discrimination in Brussels

23 November 2017

On 14 November 2017 she presented to the Working Group on Social Questions of the Council of the EU.

Nicola Braganza

Counterfeit clothing case ends in acquittal for all defendants

12 November 2017

Henry Blaxland QC appeared for a defendant charged with involvement in commercial scale trading in counterfeit clothing.

Henry Blaxland QC

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