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Civil Liberties and Human Rights, International Human Rights, International Crime and Conflict Law | Monday 4 December 2023

Humanitarian Seán Binder cleared to continue his legal training despite controversial Greek prosecution

Gráinne Mellon and Emma Fitzsimons acted for Seán Binder in fitness to practice matters pro bono, also led by Edward Fitzgerald KC. They are instructed by Andrew Katzen, Hickman and Rose.

Emma Fitzsimons Gráinne Mellon

Environmental Law and Climate Justice, Garden Court International, International Human Rights | Thursday 2 November 2023

Barbuda runway challenge to be heard by the Privy Council

Marc Willers KC, Leslie Thomas KC, Stephen Cottle and Thalia Maragh, of Garden Court Chambers’ Environmental Law and Climate Justice Team, represent John Mussington and Jacklyn Frank pro bono.

Stephen Cottle Thalia Maragh Leslie Thomas KC Marc Willers KC

Environmental Law and Climate Justice, International Environmental Law, International Human Rights | Tuesday 26 September 2023

Climate Case to be heard at European Court of Human Rights against 32 European States brought by 6 Portuguese youth

Richard Reynolds and Paul Clark are representing the youth-applicants, led by Alison Macdonald KC of Essex Court Chambers. Counsel are instructed by Global Legal Action Network.

Ella Gunn Irena Sabic KC Paul Clark Richard Reynolds

Civil Liberties and Human Rights, Immigration Law, Garden Court International | Friday 21 July 2023

Gráinne Mellon advises CAJ in Belfast on immigration checks on Irish land border

The Committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ) has commissioned a legal opinion on the legality of ongoing passport/immigration checks on the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland following Brexit.

Gráinne Mellon

Claims Against the Police and Public Authorities, Immigration Detention Civil Claims, Immigration: Personal and Business | Thursday 11 May 2023

Irena Sabic KC appointed Deputy King’s Bench Master

Garden Court Chambers is delighted to announce that our colleague Irena Sabic KC has been appointed by the Lord Chief Justice as a Deputy King’s Bench Master, based at the Royal Courts of Justice.

Irena Sabic KC

Environmental Law and Climate Justice, International Environmental Law, Garden Court International | Wednesday 5 April 2023

Marc Willers KC represents Swiss Senior Climate Women at the European Court of Human Rights

Marc Willers KC of Garden Court Chambers represented the Swiss Senior Women as part of an international legal team.

Marc Willers KC

International Human Rights, Garden Court International, Civil Liberties and Human Rights | Monday 9 January 2023

Trial of migrant search and rescue worker Seán Binder is due to be heard in Lesbos, Greece on 10 January despite multiple breaches of international human rights law

Grainne Mellon of Garden Court Chambers acts for Sean Binder. She is led by Edward Fitzgerald KC of Doughty Street Chambers, instructed by Tessa Gregory and Carolin Ott of Leigh Day Solicitors London.

Gráinne Mellon

Administrative and Public Law, Immigration Law, Family Law | Wednesday 26 January 2022

Helen Foot, Emma Fenn and Gráinne Mellon appointed as Recorders

We are delighted to announce that Helen Foot (Call: 2008), Emma Fenn (Call: 2010) and Gráinne Mellon (Call: 2010) of Garden Court Chambers have been newly appointed as Recorders by the Queen.

Gráinne Mellon Emma Fenn Helen Foot

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