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Housing team respond to LSC consultation

1 November 2004

This is a response from the Housing Team at Two Garden Court Chambers to some of the proposals set out in the Legal Services Commission Consultation Paper entitled A New Focus for Civil Legal Aid.

Ian Macdonald QC resigns from SIAC

1 November 2004

Ian Macdonald QC from Two Garden Court Chambers, has resigned from his post on the Special Immigration Appeal Court in protest over the government's anti-terror laws. He did so when the government failed to recognise a House of Lords ruling (on Friday 16th December) that detaining terror suspects indefinitely is unlawful. The following is an article by Ian Macdonald QC explaining his role on SIAC and why he felt he had to resign.

Two Garden Court Chambers welcomes two new practitioners

1 November 2004

Marc Willers and Michael Paget, formerly of 1 Pump Court Chambers, have joined Two Garden Court Chambers based in the Middle Temple.

Gypsies win appeal

29 September 2004

Chichester District Council v The First Secretary of State, Grant Doe, Gregory Yates, Paul Eames [2004] EWCA Civ 1248

New Gypsy and Traveller Law book published – Legal Action Group

31 August 2004

Marc Willers of Two Garden Court Chambers is the co-author and editor of a new Legal Action Group (LAG) book called Gypsy and Traveller Law. It is a practical guide to the law of Gypsies and Travellers.

Two Garden Court Chambers win three LSC contracts

1 April 2004

Two Garden Court Chambers win LSC three-year contract to supply Specialist Support Services in Housing, Immigration and Employment. The new contracts, starting on 1 April 2004, confirm Two Garden Court's Housing, Immigration and Employment teams success in providing this new service during a four year Specialist Support Pilot.

Business immigration day course deferred

2 March 2004

This course, previously advertised to take place on the 7th April 2005, has been deferred because we discovered that a number of other business immigration courses were taking place around the same time and we do not wish to compete with organisations with whom we work closely, such as ILPA. Those who have already booked […]

R v Secretary of State for the Home Department ex parte Tum and one other action [2003] EWCA Civ 788 Nicola Rogers – Immigration Team

11 February 2004

This case concerns the application of the standstill clause in Article 41(1) of the Additional Protocol to the EC-Turkey Association Agreement to Turkish nationals wishing to enter the UK for the purposes of setting up businesses. The Administrative Court held, and the Court of Appeal affirmed, that such persons could benefit from the standstill clause. The result would be that Turkish nationals would be entitled to have their applications for leave to enter the UK determined under the Immigration Rules that were in force on 1 January 1973 (HC509). These Rules were extremely favourable compared with current immigration rules relating to business persons in that in 1973 there was no mandatory entry clearance requirement, no requirement to invest a minimum sum of money, no requirement to show that the business would create employment.

Jan Luba QC appointed Employment Tribunal Judge Chambers news

22 December 2003

We are pleased to announce that Jan Luba QC has been appointed a temporary judge of the Employment Appeal Tribunal for a period of two years from August 2004.

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