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Appeal rights under the 2016 EEA Regulations are to be introduced for extended family members (EFM)

14 January 2019

Grace Brown represented the Claimant. She was instructed by Sharif Khan of Oliver Hasani Solicitors.

Grace Brown

Miranda Butler acts in European Court of Human Rights challenge by Azerbaijani journalist

10 January 2019

Miranda Butler acted for the interveners, a coalition of NGOs including PEN International and Privacy International.

Miranda Butler

Upper Tribunal rules Home Office’s removal of disputed minor to Germany unlawful and orders his return to UK

4 December 2018

QH is represented by Sonali Naik QC and Greg Ó Ceallaigh of the Garden Court Chambers Immigration Team.

Sonali Naik QCGreg Ó Ceallaigh

Human dignity in a time of austerity: the Rule of Law as a counterpoint to the hostile environment for migrants

3 December 2018

Amanda Weston QC delivered the plenary speech at our inaugural Migrant Support Conference with Legal Action Group.

Amanda Weston QC

KV (Sri Lanka) v SSHD (Helen Bamber Foundation, Freedom from Torture, and Medical Justice Intervening) UKSC 2017/0124

30 November 2018

Stephanie Harrison QC, Mark Symes and Ali Bandegani are instructed by Freshfields on behalf of all three intervenors.

Stephanie Harrison QCMark SymesAli Bandegani

Sonali Naik QC announced BSN Lawyer of the Year at UK Diversity Legal Awards 2018

22 November 2018

Sonali became a QC in 2018 and is the newly appointed Chair of Liberty.

Sonali Naik QC

Supreme Court gives guidance on the right to private life in immigration removal cases

14 November 2018

David Sellwood was junior counsel in the case, representing the appellant, Rhuppiah.

David Sellwood

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.

Supreme Court: Parental misconduct irrelevant to ‘unduly harsh’ test

24 October 2018

Garden Court's Ian Macdonald QC, Sonali Naik QC and Helen Foot were counsel for the appellant KO, instructed by Oluwole Osibona of Freemans Solicitors.

Ian Macdonald QCSonali Naik QCHelen Foot

Secretary of State agrees for permission to apply for judicial review to be granted to an ‘extended family member’ asserting a right of appeal under the Immigration (EEA) Regulations 2016

12 October 2018

Grace Brown was instructed by Rezart Alia of Duncan Lewis, who was in turn supervised by Shalini Patel.

Grace Brown

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.

Irena SabicMark SymesGreg Ó CeallaighRaza Halim

A Father Was Arrested And Pinned To The Ground Naked In His Home By Immigration Officers Acting On A False Tip-Off

21 September 2018

This article was written by Emily Dugan for BuzzFeed News. David Jones of the Garden Court Chambers Immigration Team is representing Tapiwa Matukutire.

David Jones

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.

Garden Court Chambers welcomes Julia Lowis to the Civil Liberties, Public Law and Immigration Teams

28 August 2018

We are thrilled to announce that Julia Lowis has joined the Civil Liberties, Public Law and Immigration Teams at Garden Court Chambers.

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.

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

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

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. 

Victory in ‘Windrush’ case

11 May 2018

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

Helen Foot

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