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Upper Tribunal find the Home Office’s amended removal window policy unlawful in key respects

14 December 2018

Sonali Naik QC and Ali Bandegani are instructed by Duncan Lewis for the applicants. 

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Garden Court Chambers ranked in Band 1 in Chambers UK Bar Guide 2019

5 November 2018

We are delighted to have once again been ranked in Band 1 by Chambers and Partners in the Chambers UK Bar Guide 2019.

Home Office in major U-turn agrees to Article 3-compliant investigation by Prisons & Probation Ombudsman into abuse at Brook House Immigration Removal Centre

11 October 2018

Stephanie Harrison QC of Garden Court Chambers represented one of the abuse victims (MA).

Stephanie Harrison QC

Court of Appeal – detention of asylum seekers unlawful under Article 28 Dublin III

8 October 2018

In a majority decision, the Court of Appeal (Etherton and Peter Jackson LLJ; Sales LJ dissenting) delivered a significant judgment affecting the lawfulness of detention of asylum seekers subject to the Dublin III Regulation.

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Garden Court Chambers participating in Open House London 2018

19 September 2018

Garden Court Chambers is delighted to be part of Open House London weekend again on 22-23 September 2018.

Bail accommodation failures led to unlawful detention of man despite grant of bail in principle

26 July 2018

The claimant, Mr Diop, was represented in the High Court by Anthony Vaughan of Garden Court Chambers.

Anthony Vaughan

Garden Court supports Duncan Lewis challenge to LAA position that denies back dated payment for work undertaken before funding is granted

24 July 2018

Duncan Lewis Solicitors is crowd funding to support their legal challenge.

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.

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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

High Court quashes Secretary of State’s decisions to certify asylum claim and reject further submissions of LGBT torture victim

5 June 2018

Garden Court’s Sonali Naik QC and Emma Fitzsimons represented the claimant, instructed by Sulaiha Ali of Duncan Lewis Solicitors.

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. 

Garden Court Chambers mourns the death of Navtej Singh Ahluwalia

27 February 2018

We are devastated to pass on the news that our dearly loved friend and colleague Navtej Ahluwalia has died.

Navtej Singh-Ahluwalia

Clare Wade, Sonali Naik, Amanda Weston and Brenda Campbell appointed Queen’s Counsel

26 February 2018

Garden Court Chambers is delighted to congratulate our four new silks appointed as Queen's Counsel on 26 February 2018.

Clare Wade QCSonali Naik QCAmanda Weston QCBrenda Campbell QC

Garden Court Chambers mourns the death of Vikki Kerly

23 February 2018

Our dear friend and colleague Vikki Kerly sadly passed away on Monday 19th February.

Vikki Kerly

High Court rules on “discriminatory and unlawful practices” at Brook House. Muslim immigration detainees forced to worship in degrading conditions.

2 February 2018

The claimants were represented by Stephanie Harrison QC, Raza Halim and Stephen Simblet and instructed by Duncan Lewis Public Law.

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Garden Court pays tribute to the life and work of Sir Henry Brooke

31 January 2018

Garden Court pays tribute to the life and work of Sir Henry Brooke, who has died, aged 81.

Garden Court Chambers’ ‘Access to the Bar for All’ Long Term Mentoring Scheme shortlisted for LexisNexis Legal Awards 2018

17 January 2018

Garden Court has been shortlisted for the Award for Diversity and Inclusion for the Garden Court Long Term Mentoring Scheme.

Clare Wade, Sonali Naik, Amanda Weston and Brenda Campbell to be appointed Queen’s Counsel

21 December 2017

Clare Wade, Sonali Naik, Amanda Weston and Brenda Campbell will be appointed Queen's Counsel in February 2018.

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Garden Court Long Term Mentoring Scheme wins Chambers Diversity Initiative of the Year at UK Diversity Legal Awards 2017

30 November 2017

Mia Hakl-Law, Head of Operations & HR, pioneered the mentoring scheme in conjunction with Garden Court's Leslie Thomas QC and Connor Johnston.

Judy Khan QC, Maya Sikand, Joanne Cecil and Shu Shin Luh shortlisted for Legal 500 Bar Awards 2018

27 November 2017

Garden Court is delighted to announce that four of our barristers have been shortlisted for the Legal 500 Bar Awards 2018.

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