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Rajiv Menon QC elected as Joint Head of Chambers

Tuesday 2 February 2021

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Garden Court Chambers is delighted to announce that Rajiv Menon QC has been elected as Joint Head of Garden Court Chambers. He joins Stephanie Harrison QC and Liz Davies who continue as Joint Heads of Chambers. 

Judy Khan QC has stepped down as Chair and Joint Head of Chambers following the end of her term. Judy continues to practice at Garden Court Chambers. We are hugely grateful for her outstanding stewardship of chambers over the last four years. 

Stephanie Harrison QC takes over from Judy Khan QC as Chair of the Garden Court Chambers Management Committee.

Our Heads of Chambers reflect our commitment to diversity, human rights, access to justice and the highest standards of advocacy and client service. Their expertise spans our leading practice areas including civil liberties, criminal defence, immigration, public inquiries, public law and social housing.

Rajiv Menon QC has over 25 years expertise in a wide range of serious, complex and high-profile cases. He was called to the Bar in 1993 and appointed Queen's Counsel in 2011.

Rajiv’s primary area of work is criminal defence, both at trial and appellate level. He also specialises in related areas of criminal justice including inquests, inquiries, police actions, extradition, regulatory law, criminal judicial review and ECHR applications. 

Rajiv has a particular interest in cases involving human rights violations, miscarriages of justice, political protest and the abuse of power by the state. He was involved in the Hillsborough Inquests and the Grenfell Tower Inquiry. He currently represents 12 individuals and organisations at the Undercover Policing Inquiry.

Rajiv is Convenor of Garden Court's Special Fund Committee. The award-winning Special Fund has donated over £2 million to small legal, campaigning or charitable organisations undertaking work in defence of civil liberties and access to social justice.

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