30 May 2013 An article about the impact of legal aid cuts on different communities. Killer blows to Justice by Frances Webber. To read the full article click here
30 May 2013 200 Upsurge in Anti Muslim Attacks. To read the full article click here
B2 v The Secretary of State For the Home Department  EWCA Civ 616
24 May 2013
The Court of Appeal found that a British citizen, born in Vietnam who was deprived of his British citizenship because of alleged involvement in terrorism activities would not be rendered de jure stateless within the meaning of section 40(4) of the British Nationality Act 1981. The Court of Appeal found on an analysis of the expert and other evidence presented to them that the person was de facto stateless but not de jure stateless for the purposes of the BNA 1981. For the full judgment click here
R (Ali Zaki Mousa and others) v Secretary of State for Defence  EWHC 1412
24 May 2013
The High Court found that the scope of future hearings involving the ill treatment, torture and death of Iraqi citizens at the hands of the British armed forces required that there be inquests in individual cases and that all deaths should be Article 2 ECHR compliant. In particular, the Court found that all deaths be subject to full, fair and fearless investigations accessible to victims' families and to the public into the circumstances of each death. For the full judgment click here.
Immigration Law Training
Initiating and Running an Immigration Judicial Review
ILPA, Tuesday 4 June 2013, 14:00, Manchester
The speakers will provide useful practical information about handling nationality applications and have delegates' eyes opened to strategies and tactics that will assist them in their practice. Click here for more information.
Human Rights Update
HJT Training, Tuesday 4 June 2013, 16:00, London
David Jones of Garden Court Chambers will focus on case law developments in respect of all of the critical convention Articles including 3, 4 (including trafficking), 5 (including unlawful detention), and 8, with particular emphasis in the latter regard on the progress of litigation relating to the construction and application of Appendix FM. Click here for more information.
Immigration Law Books
Garden Court Chambers Immigration Team members are authors of numerous books which we mention from time to time.
Immigration Practice and Procedure in Family Proceedings
This practical new work by Nadine Finch, Omar Shibli, Anthony Vaughan concentrates on the immigration procedures, law and rules relevant to family proceedings. Price: £60.00. For full details click here.
Asylum Law and Practice (2nd edition)
The second edition of Asylum Law and Practice by Mark Symes and Peter Jorro is published, and has been described as "pre-eminent" by Lord Brown. Price: £138.00. For full details, click here.
Fransman's British Nationality Law (3rd edition)
The third edition of Fransman's British Nationality Law, written by Laurie Fransman QC and with contributions from Adrian Berry and Alison Harvey, was published in spring 2011. Price: £295.00. For full details, click here.
Macdonald's Immigration Law & Practice (8th edition)
The eighth edition of Macdonald's Immigration Law & Practice was written by Ian Macdonald QC with contributions from many members of the Garden Court Immigration Team. Price: £230.00. For full details, click here.
Save Justice Demonstration
4 June 2013, 16:30-19:30, London
Barristers and staff from Garden Court Chambers will be among those demonstrating outside the Ministry of Justice against the government's proposed cuts to legal aid. High profile speakers, including Joint Head of Garden Court Chambers Stephen Knafler QC will address the crowd. We urge everybody concerned about the proposed cuts to come and join us. For more information click here.