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High Court strikes down Home Office decision to cut support for victims of trafficking and modern slavery

8 November 2018

Shu Shin Luh of Garden Court Chambers represented K, the lead Claimant, led by Nathalie Lieven QC of Blackstone Chambers and instructed by Nusrat Uddin of Wilsons Solicitors LLP.

Shu Shin Luh

High Court rules that Mineral Planning Authorities are not bound by statutory definition of fracking and can apply their own wider definitions

6 November 2018

Marc Willers QC represented Councillor Paul Andrews, Mayor of Malton, North Yorkshire. He led his colleague Tim Baldwin, and was instructed by Ricardo Gama of Town Legal LLP.

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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.

High Court hears failed asylum seeker’s daughter ‘at FGM risk’

1 November 2018

Garden Court's James Holmes is instructed by Suffolk County Council.

James Holmes

Placement of a child outside their natural family

31 October 2018

Amina Ahmed explores the test used in deciding the correct balance for a child's growing up in his culture of origin or in proximity with his family in the UK.

Amina Ahmed

Judge ruled no adverse inference to be held against one very vulnerable defendant in Rotherham grooming gang case due to associated complex mental health issues

30 October 2018

Nerida Harford-Bell represented defendant, Tanweer Ali, in the case. She was instructed by Abid Hussain of Hussain Solicitors.

Nerida Harford-Bell

Appeal in care proceedings involving rival Special Guardianship Order contenders: a foster carer and extended family members in Ghana. Appeal allowed.

30 October 2018

Rebekah Wilson instructed for the Appellant. Maggie Jones instructed for the Respondent Children's Guardian. 

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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.


Client alleged to have conspired to supply £3.8 million worth of cocaine and accused of associated money laundering allegations found ‘not guilty’

29 October 2018

Keir Monteith was instructed by Mohsin Ariff at Lloyds PR Solicitors on behalf of the defendant, AT. 

Keir Monteith

Subsistence cuts for Victims of Trafficking

29 October 2018

Shu Shin Luh is instructed by Nusrat Uddin of Wilsons Solicitors, and led by Nathalie Lieven QC of Blackstone Chambers.

Shu Shin Luh

Front Line Defenders named winner of 2018 United Nations Human Rights Prize

26 October 2018

Garden Court's James Mehigan is on the Board of Directors of the UK branch of  Front Line Defenders.


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

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.

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Disabled man awarded damages after Housing Association found to have ‘systemic failings’

23 October 2018

Sebastian Elgueta represented Mr M, and was instructed by Nikki Greenwell of LDJ Solicitors.

Garden Court’s Marc Willers QC and David Neale respond to questions posed by APPG on the Impact of Shale Gas

23 October 2018

The evidence, delivered today, was drafted by Marc Willers QC and David Neale.

Marc Willers QC

We are delighted to welcome four new pupils to Garden Court Chambers

22 October 2018

Jeremy Frost, Steven Galliver-Andrew, Ella Gunn and Rachel Schon joined at the beginning of October 2018.

Jeremy FrostSteven Galliver-AndrewElla GunnRachel Schon

5 young men tried for murder following death of young man after night-time street attack in Greenwich

19 October 2018

James Scobie QC, Judy Khan QC, Christian Wasunna and Anya Lewis were all instructed in the case.

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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

Subsistence payments restored for victim of trafficking following High Court ruling against Home Office application to discharge order for interim relief

18 October 2018

Shu Shin Luh represented the claimant (M) instructed by Nusrat Uddin of Wilson Solicitors LLP.

Shu Shin Luh

Keir Monteith secures two ‘not guilty’ verdicts in seven-handed £1 million insurance conspiracy

16 October 2018

Keir Monteith represented KN, and was instructed by Pan Symeou of Faradays Solicitors.

Keir Monteith

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