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We will continue to challenge the ‘hostile environment’ policy, whatever name the government gives it

16 October 2018

This article was originally published in the October Legal Action editorial.

Shu Shin Luh

Secretary of State agrees for permission to apply for judicial review to be granted to an ‘extended family member’ asserting a right of appeal under the Immigration (EEA) Regulations 2016

12 October 2018

Grace Brown was instructed by Rezart Alia of Duncan Lewis, who was in turn supervised by Shalini Patel.

Grace Brown

Murder of Birmingham woman Jacqueline Oakes: Inquest concludes unlawful killing

12 October 2018

Kirsten Heaven represented Jacqueline's family at the inquest, instructed by Andrew Petherbridge of Hudgell Solicitors.

Kirsten Heaven

Home Office in major U-turn agrees to Article 3-compliant investigation by Prisons & Probation Ombudsman into abuse at Brook House Immigration Removal Centre

11 October 2018

Stephanie Harrison QC of Garden Court Chambers represented one of the abuse victims (MA).

Stephanie Harrison QC

Family of murdered school girl Elsie Frost apply to the Attorney General for a new inquest into her death

10 October 2018

Anna Morris is representing Colin Frost, brother of Elsie Frost, and is instructed by Gemma Vine at Minton Morrill Solicitors.

Anna Morris

Court of Appeal – detention of asylum seekers unlawful under Article 28 Dublin III

8 October 2018

In a majority decision, the Court of Appeal (Etherton and Peter Jackson LLJ; Sales LJ dissenting) delivered a significant judgment affecting the lawfulness of detention of asylum seekers subject to the Dublin III Regulation.

Irena SabicMark SymesGreg Ó CeallaighRaza Halim

Eighteen year old acquitted of murder

2 October 2018

Dexter Dias QC and Alex Rose represented Yigiter Gok, instructed by Ali Has of Morgan Has Solicitors.

Dexter Dias QCAlex Rose

Nineteen year old unanimously acquitted of murder and manslaughter in less than three hours

2 October 2018

Alex Rose represented Brandon Akapea, instructed by Guven Ates of Morgan Has Solicitors, with Joel Bennathan QC of Doughty Street Chambers.

Alex Rose

Campaigners celebrate court ruling allowing them to continue their occupation of the Old Tidemill Wildlife Garden in Deptford

27 September 2018

James Bowen from Garden Court Chambers acted pro bono on behalf of the campaigners.

James Bowen

Pregnancy related dismissal was unlawful

27 September 2018

Catrin Lewis was instructed directly by the union by Marion Scovell to represent Niki Savvides.

Catrin Lewis

Health and Safety Inspector wins unfair dismissal claim

26 September 2018

Stephen Marsh was instructed directly by the union by Marion Scovell to represent Loraine Charles.

Stephen Marsh

Sonali Naik QC and Una Morris shortlisted at the UK Diversity Legal Awards 2018

21 September 2018

We are delighted to announce that Sonali Naik QC and Una Morris have both been shortlisted at the UK Diversity Legal Awards 2018.

Sonali Naik QCUna Morris

A Father Was Arrested And Pinned To The Ground Naked In His Home By Immigration Officers Acting On A False Tip-Off

21 September 2018

This article was written by Emily Dugan for BuzzFeed News. David Jones of the Garden Court Chambers Immigration Team is representing Tapiwa Matukutire.

David Jones

Successful Application to Dismiss in Conspiracy to Supply Case

21 September 2018

Elizabeth Garcia, of Garden Court’s crime team, represented one of 12 defendants at Winchester Crown Court, alleged to be involved in a large-scale County Lines drugs supply operation.

Elizabeth Garcia

All we need are sites

20 September 2018

By Chris Johnson of CLP and Marc Willers QC of Garden Court Chambers

Marc Willers QC

CAN Europe is intervening in the People’s Climate Case

20 September 2018

Marc Willers QC of the Garden Court Chambers Environmental and Planning Law Team is the leading barrister representing CAN Europe. Garden Court's Richard Reynolds, Paul Clark and Julia Lowis worked with Marc on the application to intervene. 

Marc Willers QCRichard ReynoldsPaul Clark

Garden Court Chambers participating in Open House London 2018

19 September 2018

Garden Court Chambers is delighted to be part of Open House London weekend again on 22-23 September 2018.

Beware drafters of threshold documents

18 September 2018

Lessons can be learnt from two recent cases regarding the phrasing of a) threshold documents and b) the court’s findings in relation to threshold. 

Hannah Wyatt

Statutory Charge: Care Costs and Human Rights Act Applications

18 September 2018

The following guidance applies when making an HRA application: make a separate and standalone application, and keep costs of pursuing the HRA claim separate from the care case.

Monifa Walters-Thompson

The London Infant and Family Team & The New Orleans Intervention Model

18 September 2018

In England two local authorities – Croydon and Tower Hamlets –  have been trialling the New Orleans Intervention Model, a relationship focused intervention for families involved in care proceedings. King's College London are currently undertaking a randomised controlled trial (The Best Services Trial – BeST) to assess its effectiveness.

Victoria Burgess

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