Garden Court Chambers is delighted to welcome Jodie Blackstock as a new tenant.
Jodie was Legal Director of JUSTICE for five years before joining Garden Court Chambers, with a further seven years in criminal justice and EU justice roles. She was called to the Bar of England & Wales in 2003.
Jodie is a public law and human rights specialist, with extensive experience in justice system reform through policy, research and strategic litigation.
Jodie's particular interest is in JR and civil action challenges for violations of fair trial standards, abuse and death in custody. She is particularly concerned for the effective participation rights of adults with disabilities and children accused of crime.
Jodie also has considerable international and comparative law experience, particularly of EU and Caribbean law. She undertook internships in Texas (on defending appellate capital cases) and Trinidad and Tobago prior to pupillage in 2003, following which she qualified to practice in the English-speaking Caribbean in 2007. She has appeared in local appellate courts as well as the Privy Council.
Jodie is Treasurer of the Bar Human Rights Committee.
You can find out more about Jodie’s background and experience on her website profile here.