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Dubs Amendment: High Court finds Home Office unlawfully failed to publish policy and breached its duty of candour

22 January 2019

The claimant was represented by Sonali Naik QC, Bryony Poynor and Miranda Butler of the Garden Court Chambers Immigration Team.

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Oil and gas companies’ use of injunctions “a threat to our civil liberties”

17 January 2019

The packed ‘Injunctions Injustice’ event at the Houses of Parliament – organised by Garden Court Chambers, Friends of the Earth, Liberty, Frack Free United and Talk Fracking – came ahead of Court of Appeal challenges in the coming months to injunctions granted to UK Oil and Gas (UKOG) and Ineos Shale against protest activity targeted […]

Keir Monteith’s submissions in appeal against sentence for 2 counts of conspiracy to supply class A drugs successful

17 January 2019

Keir Monteith represented Mr Soroh and was instructed by Joanne Lange of MK Law.

Keir Monteith

Appeal rights under the 2016 EEA Regulations are to be introduced for extended family members (EFM)

14 January 2019

Grace Brown represented the Claimant. She was instructed by Sharif Khan of Oliver Hasani Solicitors.

Grace Brown

Keir Monteith, David Emanuel and Hossein Zahir to be appointed Queen’s Counsel

11 January 2019

On 11 March 2019, the Lord Chancellor will preside over the appointment ceremony where he will formally bestow the title of QC.

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Natural family in Ghana, securing Article 8 rights

10 January 2019

Rebekah Wilson acted for the Appellant, Monifa Walters-Thompson acted pro bono for the fourth respondents and Maggie Jones acted for the Respondent Children’s Guardian.

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Miranda Butler acts in European Court of Human Rights challenge by Azerbaijani journalist

10 January 2019

Miranda Butler acted for the interveners, a coalition of NGOs including PEN International and Privacy International.

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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.

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Henry Blaxland QC awarded Crime Silk of the Year by the Legal 500 Awards 2019

3 January 2019

Henry Blaxland QC has been awarded Crime Silk of the Year by the Legal 500.

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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.

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‘Crisis, what crisis?’

19 December 2018

Liz Davies of the Garden Court Chambers Housing Team gave the keynote speech titled “Crisis, what crisis?” at the Housing Law Practitioner’s Association Annual Conference on 12 December 2018.

Liz Davies

Case is dismissed following investigation and disclosure failures

18 December 2018

Brighton Magistrates Court dismissed a case of harassment following successful arguments that the Police and Prosecution had failed in their duties to effectively pursue all lines of enquiry in their investigation, as well as fail to disclose crucially relevant material. Their client was charged with one count of harassment against a former partner, committed whilst […]

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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.


Family Law Update: Order!

17 December 2018

Written by Christopher McWatters of the Garden Court Chambers Family Team.

Christopher McWatters

Family Law Update: Civil restraint orders

17 December 2018

Written by Lyndsey Sambrooks-Wright of the Garden Court Chambers Family Team.

Lyndsey Sambrooks-Wright

Family Law Update: The recognition of foreign adoptions

17 December 2018

Written by Kathryn Cronin of the Garden Court Chambers Family Team.

Kathryn Cronin

Family Law Update: Teenagers, secure accommodation and the relevance of consent

17 December 2018

Written by Mai-Ling Savage of the Garden Court Chambers Family Team.

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Upper Tribunal find the Home Office’s amended removal window policy unlawful in key respects

14 December 2018

Sonali Naik QC and Ali Bandegani are instructed by Duncan Lewis for the applicants. 

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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.

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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.

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