We are delighted to announce that Camila Zapata Besso has joined Garden Court Chambers as a tenant.
Camila specialises in immigration, asylum, public law and civil liberties.
Camila specialises in immigration, asylum, public law and civil liberties. She is regularly instructed to appear in the First-tier and Upper Tribunals in complex asylum, human rights and deport appeals, and has particular experience in representing victims of human trafficking, torture, domestic and sexual violence, unaccompanied asylum-seeking minors, individuals with mental health needs and those who lack capacity. Camila also represents clients in judicial review claims in the Upper Tribunal and Administrative Court, including challenges to decisions relating to fresh claims, certification, immigration detention, removal and trafficking. In addition, she has regularly assisted in advising claimants in civil damages claims against the police.
Recently Camila successfully acted for the claimant in TPKN v Ministry of Defence  EWHC 1488 (QB), led by Una Morris and instructed by Hodge Jones and Allen. It has been held as arguable that the Ministry of Defence can be vicariously liable for rape committed on base. Read her discussion on the legal implications.
Civil Liberties and Human Rights, Claims Against the Police and Public Authorities | Friday 26 July 2019
Ministry of Defence can be vicariously liable for rape committed on base
Una Morris and Camila Zapata Besso successfully acted for the Claimant in TPKN v Ministry of Defence . Read about the legal implications of the recent judgment.
Criminal Defence | Thursday 5 July 2018
Three campaigners cleared of disrupting Cardiff defence industry event
The defendants were represented by Audrey Cherryl Mogan, Meredoc McMinn and Camila Zapata Besso.
Civil Liberties and Human Rights, Claims Against the Police and Public Authorities | Friday 9 February 2018
Hill immunity revisited: The beginning of the end?
Stephen Clark, Laura Profumo and Camila Zapata Besso comment on the recent Supreme Court judgment in Robinson v Chief Constable for West Yorkshire Police  UKSC 4.