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The CCRC have now decided not to contest judicial review after David Emanuel obtained permission to judicially review the CCRC refusal to refer 2004 murder conviction to the Court of Appeal

17 July 2018

David Emanuel was instructed by Steven Bird of Birds Solicitors.

David Emanuel

Medical examination failures led to torture victim’s unlawful detention by Home Secretary

13 July 2018

KG was represented by Anthony Vaughan and Miranda Butler instructed by Ahmed Aydeed of Duncan Lewis.

Anthony VaughanMiranda Butler

Inquest jury concludes that Christopher Tyler, a prisoner at HMP Thameside, “died in part because of serious failures in medical care”

13 July 2018

Richard Reynolds represented Mr Tyler’s sister and was instructed by Jocelyn Cockburn and Claire Brigham of Hodge, Jones and Allen Solicitors.

Richard Reynolds

Supreme Court to give guidance on the right to private life under Article 8, ECHR

13 July 2018

David Sellwood represented the appellant, led by Hugh Southey QC at Matrix Chambers.  They were instructed by Muhunthan Paramesvaran at Wilson Solicitors LLP. 

David Sellwood

A woman’s fundamental right to choose: the Supreme Court’s decision on abortion in Northern Ireland

13 July 2018

Miranda Butler is a member of the Garden Court Chambers Civil Liberties and Human Rights Team.

Miranda Butler

Home Office admits it unlawfully detained and separated a father from his daughter, who remained in care and at imminent risk of adoption

11 July 2018

The father and daughter are represented by Stephanie Harrison QC and Shu Shin Luh of Garden Court Chambers.

Stephanie Harrison QCShu Shin Luh

Legal Aid Agency settles the case on the correct application of legal aid statutory charges in damages cases and test cases

10 July 2018

Tim Baldwin was instructed by Trevor Hatton of the Public Law Team at Duncan Lewis Solicitors.

Tim Baldwin

Barbudans take legal action against Government of Antigua and Barbuda for unlawful development of an international airport

9 July 2018

Legal action seeks injunction to immediately halt development; reveals government continued construction despite knowledge of major ecological, archaeological risks and damage to island

Three men win malicious prosecution claim against police over Daniel Morgan murder

5 July 2018

Stephen Simblet was instructed by Guile Nicholas Solicitors to represent Garry Vian.

Stephen Simblet

Three campaigners cleared of disrupting Cardiff defence industry event

5 July 2018

The defendants were represented by Audrey Cherryl Mogan, Meredoc McMinn and Camila Zapata Besso.

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Inquest into the death of Terry Smith concludes neglect contributed to death involving excessive restraint by Surrey Police

5 July 2018

Una Morris and Leslie Thomas QC representing the family instructed by Nia Williams of Saunders Law.

Una MorrisLeslie Thomas QC

Six environmental campaigners appear in High Court this week to challenge broad injunction sought by UK Oil and Gas (UKOG)

4 July 2018

Garden Court's Stephanie Harrison QC, Tim Baldwin, Stephen Simblet and Owen Greenhall are instructed in the case by Michael Oswald of Bhatt Murphy Solicitors. 

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Merseyside police ordered to pay compensation to couple after police officer breached their rights under article 8 following complaint about his conduct

2 July 2018

Una Morris was instructed on behalf of the couple by Iain Gould at DPP Law Ltd. 

Una Morris

Hillsborough match commander David Duckenfield to go on trial for manslaughter by gross negligence

29 June 2018

The trial of Mr Duckenfield is currently listed to start on 10 September.

Acquittal of four men at Kingston Crown Court for money laundering and evasion of duty offences

28 June 2018

Stephen Kamlish QC, Brenda Campbell QC, Jacob Bindman, Emma Fenn and Alia Mohammad represented three of the defendants.

Stephen Kamlish QCBrenda Campbell QCJacob BindmanEmma FennAlia K. A. Mohammad

British Museum pregnancy dismissal found unlawful

22 June 2018

Former British Museum employee Niki Savvides was represented by Catrin Lewis of Garden Court Chambers.

Catrin Lewis

High Court rules defence of another a defence to contempt of court

22 June 2018

Owen Greenhall of Garden Court Chambers acted for the defendant, instructed by Ben Manovitch of Lloyds PR Solicitors. 

Owen Greenhall

Independent Panel finds that more than 450 patients died as a result of dangerous and inappropriate prescribing practices at Gosport War Memorial Hospital

20 June 2018

In 2013 James Mehigan of Garden Court Chambers’ Inquests Team represented the daughter of Gladys Richards at the inquest .


In a homelessness appeal, a London Council’s decision that a refugee was not vulnerable was overturned

20 June 2018

Kevin Gannon of the Garden Court Chambers Housing Team acted for the appellant.

Kevin Gannon

Asad Malik and London Parking Gatwick Ltd deny allegations to two counts of fraudulent trading and four of engaging in a misleading commercial practice

19 June 2018

Keir Monteith was instructed in the case by Abraar Ayez and Shahid Khan of Advice Wise Solicitors. 

Keir Monteith

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