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Adjourned inquest into death of Michael Hoolickin resumes on 9 January

8 January 2019

Garden Court's Anna Morris, instructed by Kelly Darlington of Farleys Solicitors LLP, is representing the family.

Anna Morris

The Guildford pub bombings 1974: hearing to resume the inquest

20 December 2018

Brenda Campbell QC of Garden Court Chambers is representing the family of Ann Hamilton, one of the victims of The Guildford Pub Bombings 1974.

Brenda Campbell QC

Inquest finds neglect contributed to the death of Catherine Horton at London’s Bethlem Royal Hospital

18 December 2018

Catherine’s family were represented by Tom Stoate of Garden Court Chambers Inquest and Inquiries team.


Inquest Concludes into death of Ryan McGrath

14 December 2018

The family is represented by Patrick Roche of the Garden Court Chambers Inquests and Inquiries Team.

Patrick Roche

Rajiv Menon QC delivers closing statement to Grenfell Inquiry

12 December 2018

Rajiv Menon QC is representing Behailu Kebede and is instructed by Rubin Italia of Duncan Lewis Solicitors.

Rajiv Menon QC

Leslie Thomas QC delivers closing statement at Grenfell Inquiry on behalf of survivors and bereaved families

11 December 2018

Leslie Thomas QC and Thalia Maragh are representing 23 clients including survivors, bereaved family members and loved ones.

Leslie Thomas QCThalia Maragh

Gross failures at Leicester’s Bradgate Mental Health Unit led to death of 20 year old Amanda Briley

11 December 2018

Maya Sikand of the Garden Court Chambers Inquest Team represented the family, instructed by Megan Phillips of Bhatt Murphy solicitors.


Coroner agrees to resume suspended inquest into the deaths of three patients killed by a fire at St Michael’s Hospice, St Leonards

30 November 2018

Patrick Roche of the Garden Court Chambers Inquests and Inquiries Team is representing the family of Jill Moon who died in the fire.

Patrick Roche

Inquest jury criticises Dartmoor prison in death of young prisoner

20 November 2018

Stephen Simblet, instructed by Cormac McDonough of Hodge Jones and Allen, represented Oliver's family at the inquest, which was held in Exeter.

Stephen Simblet

Ballymurphy killings inquest opens in Belfast

14 November 2018

Brenda Campbell QC is representing the families of Father Hugh Mullan and Francis Quinn.

Brenda Campbell QC

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.

Inquest jury concludes that multiple failures by NHS Trust contributed to death of detained psychiatric patient

30 October 2018

Tom Stoate represented the family, instructed by Clair Hilder of Deighton Pierce Glynn Solicitors.


Inquest opens into self-inflicted death of man with autism, Billie Lord, who absconded whilst an inpatient

26 October 2018

The family is represented by Paul Clark of Garden Court Chambers, INQUEST Lawyers Group members and Fleur Hallett of McMillan Solicitors.

Paul Clark

Jury concludes systemic Met Police failings contributed to pedestrian’s death

18 October 2018

Sean Horstead represented the family at the inquest, instructed by Andre Clovis and Lucinda Hawthorn of Tuckers Solicitors. 

Sean Horstead

Murder of Birmingham woman Jacqueline Oakes: Inquest concludes unlawful killing

12 October 2018

Kirsten Heaven represented Jacqueline's family at the inquest, instructed by Andrew Petherbridge of Hudgell Solicitors.

Kirsten Heaven

Family of murdered school girl Elsie Frost apply to the Attorney General for a new inquest into her death

10 October 2018

Anna Morris is representing Colin Frost, brother of Elsie Frost, and is instructed by Gemma Vine at Minton Morrill Solicitors.

Anna Morris

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.

Inquest finds that hospital death was in part contributed to by systemic neglect

17 September 2018

The family was represented by Ifeanyi Odogwu of the Garden Court Chambers Inquests and Inquiries Team.

Ifeanyi Odogwu

Inquest into death of Windrush citizen Dexter Bristol concluded after family walk out of hearing

28 August 2018

Una Morris represented the family, instructed by Irène Nembhard of Birnberg Peirce. 

Una Morris

Parents of Bristol University student hope inquest will provide answers following her sudden death

23 August 2018

Tom Stoate is instructed by Gus Silverman of Irwin Mitchell Solicitors for the family, supported by INQUEST. 


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