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Home Office amends Removals Policy in response to legal challenge

25 May 2018

Garden Court's Sonali Naik QC and Ali Bandegani represented the applicant.

Sonali Naik QCAli Bandegani

High Court to rule on the correct application of legal aid statutory charges in damages cases and test cases

25 May 2018

Tim Baldwin is representing the claimant in the case of Zewdu v Director of Casework CO/81/2018.

Tim Baldwin

Successful Judicial Review of refusal to grant indefinite leave to remain to vulnerable child

24 May 2018

Garden Court's Helen Foot represented the applicant, instructed by Sophie Freeman of Coram Children's Legal Centre.

Helen Foot

Confiscation orders for offences pre- and post-POCA 2002 (R v McCool and another)

24 May 2018

Elizabeth Garcia of the Garden Court Chambers Criminal Defence Team has published an article for LexisNexis.

Elizabeth Garcia

Permission granted to seek public inquiry into systematic abuse at Brook House Immigration Removal Centre

23 May 2018

Garden Court's Stephanie Harrison QC was instructed with Alex Goodman of Landmark Chambers, by Duncan Lewis Solicitors.

Stephanie Harrison QCStephen SimbletRaza Halim

Garden Court Special Fund awards over £300,000 to organisations working to defend civil liberties, human rights and social justice

22 May 2018

Over the last 30 years Garden Court's Special Fund has donated in excess of £1.5 million to organisations doing legal campaigning or charitable work in defence of civil liberties and social justice. 

Jury find neglect in healthcare contributed to the death of Michalla Sweeting at HMP Eastwood Park

21 May 2018

Michalla’s family were represented by Fiona McGhie of Irwin Mitchell and Kirsten Heaven of the Garden Court Chambers Civil Liberties and Inquest Teams. 

Kirsten Heaven

Acquitted hunt saboteur features in BBC documentary

17 May 2018

Ms Scott, who was acquitted, was represented by Owen Greenhall of the Garden Court Crime Team.

Owen Greenhall

‘The Diversity Agenda: Lessons and Guidance from the Legal Profession’ now published

16 May 2018

Charlotte Ogilvie wrote chapter 8: '"Access to the Bar for All" - so much more than a financial assistance scheme.'

Sussex health trust apologises “unreservedly” for failings before the death of Janet Müller

16 May 2018

Kirsten Heaven represented the family at the inquest last year.

Kirsten Heaven

Is it time for a protocol on international kinship assessments?

15 May 2018

With Brexit looming and a rise in the number of care applications, the issue of international assessments has a sharper focus. It is time for a protocol on international kinship assessments which will significantly aid in a more robust case management.

Artis Kakonge

What is confidentiality and does it matter anymore?

15 May 2018

Sections 97(2) and (6) of the Children Act 1989 make it a criminal offence for anyone to publish material likely to identify a child involved in proceedings under the Act. The prohibition only lasts until the end of the proceedings - Clayton v Clayton [2007] 1 FLR 11.

Ed Elliott

Family cases and Deprivation of Liberty

15 May 2018

There have been two important recent cases which have considered issues of deprivation of liberty and young people subject to care proceedings.

Mai-Ling Savage

Jo Cecil wins Youth Justice Legal Centre Rising Star Award

11 May 2018

Jo Cecil of the Garden Court Chambers Crime Team has won the Youth Justice Legal Centre (YJLC) Rising Star Award.

Jo Cecil

Victory in ‘Windrush’ case

11 May 2018

Garden Court's Helen Foot was instructed by Emma Terenius of Wilson Solicitors LLP. 

Helen Foot

Local authority ordered to support young care leaver

10 May 2018

Garden Court's Felicity Williams was instructed by Eleanor Ronson at GT Stewart.

Felicity Williams

Garden Court Chambers announces no returns action in response to legal aid cuts

9 May 2018

As of 25 May 2018, members of Garden Court Chambers will be implementing a no returns policy in line with the CBA protocol.

Catherine Oborne and Ifeanyi Odogwu shortlisted for Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards 2018

2 May 2018

We're delighted to announce that Catherine Oborne and Ifeanyi Odogwu have both been shortlisted in the Newcomer category of the LALYs. 

Catherine OborneIfeanyi Odogwu

David Jones delivers speech on common claims against the Home Office on panel at Commonwealth Forum UK at the House of Commons

2 May 2018

David Jones joined the panel for the Commonwealth Forum UK organised by Britafrique and Affirm Human Rights UK on Monday 1 May. 

David Jones

Four admissibility decisions from the European Court of Human Rights on Secrecy and National Security in Civil Proceedings

26 April 2018

Paul Troop appeared for Gulamhussein, Tariq, and Kiani in the European Court.

Paul Troop

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