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Inquest jury highlights failures at HMP Elmley after death of Levi Smith

20 February 2017

Levi Smith's family was represented at the inquest by Sean Horstead of Garden Court Chambers, instructed by Beth Handley of Hickman and Rose.

Sean Horstead

Supreme Court to rule on insufficient provision of probation hostels for former female prisoners

20 February 2017

Sally Ireland of Garden Court Chambers is representing The Howard League, who are intervening in the case.

Sally Ireland

Elmi Awil acquitted of murder and manslaughter at the Old Bailey

17 February 2017

Awil was represented by James Scobie QC of the Garden Court Chambers Crime Team.

James Scobie QC

Important Court of Appeal judgment for victims of human trafficking

15 February 2017

A number of defendants and the intervener were represented by counsel from Garden Court Chambers.

Di Middleton appointed Queen’s Counsel

14 February 2017

Di Middleton QC is a member of the Garden Court Chambers Crime Team.

Di Middleton QC

Anya Lewis and Emma Fenn secure acquittal in “Shaken Baby Syndrome” case

13 February 2017

The defendant was represented by Anya Lewis and Emma Fenn of Garden Court Chambers.

Anya LewisEmma Fenn

Vital times for human rights lawyers as we face attacks on fundamental rights at home and abroad

6 February 2017

In these difficult times, human rights lawyers have a vital role to play in challenging prejudice, discrimination and the unlawful exercise of power.

Leslie Thomas QC

Police use of pepper spray and “strong physical contact” contributed to death of Darran Hunt

6 February 2017

Darran Hunt's family was represented by Tom Stoate of Garden Court's Inquests Team.


Leslie Thomas QC, Judy Khan QC and Marc Willers QC elected as Joint Heads of Chambers

31 January 2017

Garden Court is delighted to announce that Leslie Thomas QC, Judy Khan QC and Marc Willers QC have been elected as Joint Heads of Chambers.

Leslie Thomas QCJudy Khan QCMarc Willers QC

Garden Court welcomes Ann Osborne to its Family Team

27 January 2017

We are delighted to announce that Ann Osborne has joined Garden Court Chambers.

Ann Osborne

Garden Court Chambers mourns the death of Adrian Steel

26 January 2017

It is with great sadness that we share the tragic news of the death of Adrian Steel.

What lies ahead for immigration law in 2017?

24 January 2017

Greg O Ceallaigh speaks to LexisNexis about what 2017 might mean for immigration law.

Greg Ó Ceallaigh

Jury concludes neglect contributed to death of Dean Saunders at HMP Chelmsford

20 January 2017

Dean Saunders' family is represented by Sean Horstead of Garden Court Chambers.

Sean Horstead

Women’s March on London, Saturday 21 January: Why we are marching

20 January 2017

On 21 January, an international day of action, we will be marching under the Garden Court Chambers banner in solidarity standing up for human rights and against hate.

Deaf six-year-old boy threatened with removal given a last-minute reprieve

18 January 2017

The boy is being represented by Gráinne Mellon of Garden Court Chambers.

Gráinne Mellon

High Court challenge launched over Lancashire fracking site on climate change grounds

18 January 2017

Marc Willers QC of Garden Court Chambers is representing the claimant, anti-fracking campaigner Gayzer Frackman, in the High Court challenge.

Marc Willers QC

Garden Court barristers secure collapse of murder trial against UK Grime star CBiz

18 January 2017

Michael Ivers QC, Michael Turner QC, Martin Huseyin and Sam Robinson are all members of the Crime Team.

Michael Ivers QCMichael Turner QCMartin HuseyinSam Robinson

Public Inquiry opens into the fatal police shooting of unarmed Anthony Grainger in 2012

17 January 2017

The parents Anthony Grainger are represented by Leslie Thomas QC of Garden Court Chambers.

Leslie Thomas QC

Families of Stephen Port murder victims issue plea for information through lawyers

6 January 2017

The families of Stephen Port's victims are represented by Leslie Thomas QC, Emma Favata and Paul Clark.

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Tribunal’s refusal to grant asylum appeal to former child soldier successfully challenged

4 January 2017

Mark Symes of Garden Court's Immigration Team represented the former child soldier.

Mark Symes

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