We are delighted to announce that Stephanie Harrison QC has been shortlisted for Civil Liberties & Human Rights Silk of the Year at the Legal 500 UK Awards 2020.
Stephanie was called to the Bar in 1991 and took silk in 2013. She is a leading public law and civil liberties practitioner with over twenty years' experience representing claimants in complex and pioneering domestic and international challenges in areas affecting fundamental rights and freedoms. She is head of the Garden Court Public Law team. Stephanie's cases include those arising from unlawful detention, national security, official misconduct, abuse of power, child sexual exploitation, equality and discrimination, minority rights and civil rights protest and injunctions.
Stephanie is regularly involved in test case litigation and has been instrumental in winning some of the most important cases within her areas of specialism in recent times. Over the last year she has won a number of landmark cases including: a High Court decision declaring the Home Secretary’s investigation into immigration detention abuse at Brook House as inadequate; a Court of Appeal win overturning draconian injunctions preventing protests against INEOS fracking activities; and winning a Supreme Court case reasserting the role of medical experts in asylum claims by torture survivors.
Stephanie has been appointed as preferred legal counsel (level A) to the Equality and Human Rights Commission.