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Leslie Thomas QC delivers closing statement at Grenfell Inquiry on behalf of survivors and bereaved families

11 December 2018

Leslie Thomas QC and Thalia Maragh are representing 23 clients including survivors, bereaved family members and loved ones.

Leslie Thomas QCThalia Maragh

Gross failures at Leicester’s Bradgate Mental Health Unit led to death of 20 year old Amanda Briley

11 December 2018

Maya Sikand of the Garden Court Chambers Inquest Team represented the family, instructed by Megan Phillips of Bhatt Murphy solicitors.


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

4 December 2018

Henry Blaxland QC has been shortlisted by the Legal 500 Awards 2019 for Crime Silk of the Year.

Henry Blaxland QC

Upper Tribunal rules Home Office’s removal of disputed minor to Germany unlawful and orders his return to UK

4 December 2018

QH is represented by Sonali Naik QC and Greg Ó Ceallaigh of the Garden Court Chambers Immigration Team.

Sonali Naik QCGreg Ó Ceallaigh

Court of Appeal rules that sentencing guidelines for children and young persons have relevance when sentencing young adult offenders

4 December 2018

David Emanuel of the Garden Court Chambers Crime Team represented the appellant.

David Emanuel

Dublin returns to Italy give rise to an arguable breach of article 3 ECHR

4 December 2018

Greg Ó Ceallaigh acts for the lead claimant in the successful challenge to the lawfulness of removals to Italy.

Greg Ó Ceallaigh

Human dignity in a time of austerity: the Rule of Law as a counterpoint to the hostile environment for migrants

3 December 2018

Amanda Weston QC delivered the plenary speech at our inaugural Migrant Support Conference with Legal Action Group.

Amanda Weston QC

KV (Sri Lanka) v SSHD (Helen Bamber Foundation, Freedom from Torture, and Medical Justice Intervening) UKSC 2017/0124

30 November 2018

Stephanie Harrison QC, Mark Symes and Ali Bandegani are instructed by Freshfields on behalf of all three intervenors.

Stephanie Harrison QCMark SymesAli Bandegani

Coroner agrees to resume suspended inquest into the deaths of three patients killed by a fire at St Michael’s Hospice, St Leonards

30 November 2018

Patrick Roche of the Garden Court Chambers Inquests and Inquiries Team is representing the family of Jill Moon who died in the fire.

Patrick Roche

Claimant awarded damages by jury for his false imprisonment, assault and malicious prosecution by the Metropolitan Police

29 November 2018

Sarah Hemingway represented Mr O'Connor and was instructed by Elaine MacDonald of Tuckers Solicitors.

Sarah Hemingway

Kalif Dibbassey acquitted of murder of fellow prisoner at Wormwood Scrubs

28 November 2018

James Scobie QC led Mark Fraser of Furnival Chambers and was instructed by Jamie Fisher of Dobsons Criminal Law Solicitors.

James Scobie QC

David Emanuel successfully applies for Defendant to vacate his plea for attempted murder at the Old Bailey

26 November 2018

David Emanuel of the Garden Court Crime Team was instructed on behalf of the Defendant by Edward Brown of Carson Kaye Solicitors.

David Emanuel

Emma-Jayne Magson granted leave to appeal against conviction for killing boyfriend in light of “fresh evidence”

23 November 2018

Clare Wade QC is instructed by Louise Bullivant, Aitken Harter Solicitors on behalf of Emma-Jayne Magson.

Clare Wade QC

Sonali Naik QC announced BSN Lawyer of the Year at UK Diversity Legal Awards 2018

22 November 2018

Sonali became a QC in 2018 and is the newly appointed Chair of Liberty.

Sonali Naik QC

Inquest jury criticises Dartmoor prison in death of young prisoner

20 November 2018

Stephen Simblet, instructed by Cormac McDonough of Hodge Jones and Allen, represented Oliver's family at the inquest, which was held in Exeter.

Stephen Simblet

Ballymurphy killings inquest opens in Belfast

14 November 2018

Brenda Campbell QC is representing the families of Father Hugh Mullan and Francis Quinn.

Brenda Campbell QC

Supreme Court gives guidance on the right to private life in immigration removal cases

14 November 2018

David Sellwood was junior counsel in the case, representing the appellant, Rhuppiah.

David Sellwood

Inquest concludes into self-inflicted death of Ellie Brabant in mental health unit run by Southern Health

13 November 2018

Ellie Brabant's family were represented by Sarah Hemingway of the Garden Court Chambers Civil Liberties Team.

Sarah Hemingway

High Court issues guidance on use of case management information in criminal trials

12 November 2018

Owen Greenhall acted for the successful appellant KM. He was instructed by Mark Ashford of TV Edwards Solicitors LLP.

Owen Greenhall

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

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