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New Tredegar man acquitted of murdering convicted child killer, David Gaut

19 February 2019

Ali Naseem Bajwa QC represented Darran Evesham, who was acquitted of murdering the convicted child killer, David Gaut. 

Ali Naseem Bajwa QC

Inquest jury find that neglect contributed to death of a prisoner in privately run HMP Peterborough

14 February 2019

Sean McCann’s family were represented by Stephen Simblet of Garden Court Chambers.

Stephen Simblet

Home Office concedes that they unlawfully detained a potential victim of trafficking for almost six months in immigration detention day before trial in High Court

13 February 2019

The Claimant was represented by Stephanie Harrison QC, Louise Hooper and Emma Fitzsimons of Garden Court.

Stephanie Harrison QCLouise HooperEmma Fitzsimons

Major reforms to immigration detention decision-making proposed in report of the Joint Human Rights Committee

7 February 2019

Members of the Public Law Team Stephanie Harrison QC and Amanda Weston QC gave oral evidence to the Committee with assistance from Legal Researcher David Neale, and the Garden Court Chambers Public Law Team provided written evidence. Shu Shin Luh of Garden Court's Public Law Team was a Specialist Advisor to the Inquiry.  

Stephanie Harrison QCAmanda Weston QCShu Shin Luh

The ‘Stansted 15’ have today been kept out of prison following their conviction last year for Endangering Safety at an Aerodrome

6 February 2019

Nine of the Defendants were represented by members of the Garden Court Crime Team – Dexter Dias QC, Tom Wainwright, Owen Greenhall, Terry Munyard, Susan Wright, Abigail Bache and Jacob Bindman, all instructed by Raj Chada of Hodge, Jones and Allen.

Dexter Dias QCTom WainwrightOwen GreenhallSusan WrightAbigail BacheJacob Bindman

Further Guidance from the Courts on Article 8 post Rhuppiah

6 February 2019

David Jones of the Garden Court Chambers Immigration Team has been instructed by Sutovic and Hartigan Solicitors to prepare the grounds of appeal to the Supreme Court. 

David Jones

Suspended sentence for client who admitted breaching the Worldwide injunction that protects killer Jon Venables

1 February 2019

Keir Monteith was instructed by Graham Rishton at Mary Monson Solicitors.

Keir Monteith

21-year-old who pleaded guilty to manslaughter sentenced to two years and three months in “extraordinary” knife death case

31 January 2019

Ali Naseem Bajwa QC of Garden Court Chambers represented the defendant, Oluwaseyi Dada.

Ali Naseem Bajwa QC

The Guildford Pub Bombings 1974: decision to resume the inquest

31 January 2019

Brenda Campbell QC of Garden Court Chambers represents the family of Ann Hamilton, one of the victims of the Guildford Pub Bombings 1974, and Yvonne Tagg, a survivor of the bombings.

Brenda Campbell QC

Maya Naidoo and Anna Morris appointed Part-Time Judges of the First-Tier Tribunal – Health, Education and Social Care Chamber

31 January 2019

We are delighted to announce that Maya Naidoo and Anna Morris have been appointed Fee Paid Judges of the First-Tier Tribunal – Health, Education and Social Care Chamber.

Maya NaidooAnna Morris

Abigail Bache and Bryony Poynor appointed Fee Paid Judges of the First-Tier Tribunal – Social Entitlement Chamber

31 January 2019

We are delighted to announce that Abigail Bache and Bryony Poynor have been appointed Fee Paid Judges of the First-Tier Tribunal – Social Entitlement Chamber.

Abigail BacheBryony Poynor

Tom Stoate appointed as Assistant Coroner for Luton and Bedfordshire

30 January 2019

We are delighted to announce that Tom Stoate has been appointed Assistant Coroner for Luton and Bedfordshire.

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Catrin Lewis appointed Fee Paid Judge in the Court of Protection

30 January 2019

We are delighted to announce that Catrin Lewis has been appointed Fee Paid Judge in the Court of Protection.

Catrin Lewis

Gemma Loughran and Kirsten Heaven appointed Fee Paid Judges of the First-Tier Tribunal – Immigration and Asylum Chamber

30 January 2019

We are delighted to announce that Gemma Loughran and Kirsten Heaven have been appointed Fee Paid Judges of the First-Tier Tribunal – Immigration and Asylum Chamber.

Gemma LoughranKirsten Heaven

Lisa Skidmore Inquest and the role of Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements in protecting the public

29 January 2019

Sarah Hemingway is representing the family, instructed by Sarah Kellas and Harriet Wistrich of Birnberg Peirce Solicitors.

Sarah Hemingway

20 year extended sentence quashed on appeal, two years out of time

28 January 2019

Michael Goold represented the Appellant, instructed by Verity Fowler of GT Stewart.

Michael Goold

Northern Ireland appeal case on ‘Chen parents’ in Court of Justice of the European Union

28 January 2019

Garden Court’s Gráinne Mellon and Ronan Toal appeared in the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) last week on behalf of the AIRE Centre who were intervenors in the case of Bajarati v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2019] ECR 1.

Gráinne MellonRonan Toal

High Court orders new inquest into Home Office role in Windrush citizen Dexter Bristol’s death

28 January 2019

Una Morris represented Sentina D'Artanyan-Bristol, instructed by Irène Nembhard of Birnberg Peirce.

Una Morris

Jury finds that excessive restraint resulted in the death of Meirion James in Dyfed-Powys Police custody

28 January 2019

Rajiv Menon QC is representing the family instructed by Clare Richardson of Deighton Pierce Glynn.

Rajiv Menon QC

Garden Court Housing Team’s response to Call for Evidence on the Case for a Housing Court

23 January 2019

The consultation concerns whether there should be a specialist housing court for all housing litigation, taking cases out of the county court's jurisdiction. 

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