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23 March 2017

Tim Baldwin and Justine Compton of Garden Court Chambers appeared for the Respondent.

Tim BaldwinJustine ComptonEd-Fitzpatrick-cropStephen Marsh

R v BH & Others: Acquittal of Conspiracy to Breach Immigration Law

22 March 2017

Peter Wilcock QC and Minka Braun of Garden Court Chambers represented BH.


Upper Tribunal finds Ukrainian prison conditions breach Article 3 ECHR in landmark country guideline case

22 March 2017

Mark Symes of Garden Court Chambers represented both appellants.

Mark Symes

Marc Willers QC represents campaigners in High Court challenge against Lancashire fracking plans

21 March 2017

Environmental and planning law barrister, Marc Willers QC of Garden Court Chambers represents local campaigner, Gayzer Frackman.

“In refusing to be silenced, we can continue to break down any barriers that remain.”

10 March 2017

Amy Carrington has worked in marketing and events with us for three and a half years, after finishing her human rights MA.

“It can be life-changing for refugee and migrant women to finally be believed, and to be granted safety.”

10 March 2017

Immigration barrister Helen Foot describes the challenges facing her female clients and how, with her solicitors, she can help them access the legal protection they are entitled to.

Helen Foot

“We need to recognise that barriers exist and work as a team to smash these glass ceilings”

10 March 2017

Criminal defence barrister Paramjit Ahluwalia describes the barriers that remain and what inspires her to smash them down.

Paramjit Ahluwalia

“Our higher courts have recognised that there are few interventions more serious than separating a mother from her baby”

9 March 2017

Women's rights trailblazer Maya Sikand launches new report on access to prison mother & baby units.


Garden Court co-founder and feminist barrister Marguerite Russell – our IWD #BeBoldForChange inspiration

8 March 2017

Marguerite describes the women's rights issues she’s campaigned on passionately throughout her career.

Marguerite Russell

“I would like the next generation of women to know that we did our bit.”

8 March 2017

Women’s rights trailblazer Gráinne Mellon discusses her inspirations and how we can overcome barriers to equality.

Gráinne Mellon

“It’s 2017 – the courts and practitioners need to work hard to ensure that women don’t feel as though they’re left behind”

7 March 2017

Family barrister Rebekah Wilson is our Women's Rights Trailblazer of the day.

Rebekah Wilson

Tim Baldwin successfully challenges Brent Council’s decision to offer accommodation to a homeless family over 100 miles away in Birmingham

7 March 2017

Tim Baldwin of Garden Court Chambers represented the appellant in RB v London Borough of Brent.

Tim Baldwin

Women compensated by the Ministry of Justice for strip-searches in prison

7 March 2017

Una Morris was instructed to represent the women at trial and negotiated settlement of the claims.

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Successful challenge to the water service charge levied on a social tenant by the Royal Borough of Greenwich

7 March 2017

Tim Baldwin of Garden Court Chambers represented the defendant.

Tim Baldwin

“On March 8th, I will think of the refugee and migrant women, whom it is a privilege to represent”

6 March 2017

Emma Fitzsimons reflects on the refugee clients who inspire her and the barriers that remain.

Emma Fitzsimons

Tom Wainwright secures acquittal of defendant charged with large scale conspiracy to manufacture and transfer firearms

3 March 2017

Tom Wainwright has secured the acquittal of a defendant charged with a large scale conspiracy to manufacture and transfer prohibited firearms.

Tom Wainwright

Supreme Court – Permission to appeal granted in nationality appeals

1 March 2017

Sonali Naik and Helen Foot of Garden Court Chambers are acting on behalf of all three appellants.

Sonali NaikHelen Foot

Garden Court Chambers’ response to the AGFS Consultation

28 February 2017

Garden Court’s Crime Team sees this ‘reform’ as another attempt to dismantle the criminal justice system by increment.

Merseyside Police settle claim for false imprisonment and disability discrimination following unlawful strip search of severely disabled young woman

28 February 2017

The claimant was represented by Maya Sikand of Garden Court's Civil Liberties Team.


Sean Horstead and Paul Clark appointed Assistant Coroners for Cambridgeshire & Peterborough

27 February 2017

Sean and Paul are both members of Garden Court's Inquests Team.

Sean HorsteadPaul Clark

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