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Garden Court Chambers | Friday 19 January 2024

Joanne Cecil and Greg Ó Ceallaigh to be appointed King’s Counsel

Garden Court Chambers is delighted to announce that Joanne Cecil and Greg Ó Ceallaigh will be appointed King’s Counsel in 2024.

Greg Ó Ceallaigh Joanne Cecil

Administrative and Public Law, Youth Justice & Child Rights, Criminal Defence | Friday 15 January 2021

Government announces children will be exempt from the recent extension to custody time limits

Joanne Cecil of the Garden Court Chambers Youth Justice & Child Rights Team has worked tirelessly to achieve this fantastic result.

Joanne Cecil

Criminal Defence, Youth Justice & Child Rights | Friday 29 January 2021

Kate Aubrey-Johnson and Joanne Cecil appointed by the Lord Chancellor to the Expert and Advisory Panel for the Independent Review of Criminal Legal Aid

Kate Aubrey-Johnson Joanne Cecil

Civil Liberties and Human Rights | Friday 22 December 2023

Michael Ivers KC elected chair of Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales

We are delighted to announce that Michael Ivers KC has been elected as chair of Bar Human Rights Committee of England & Wales (BHRC) Executive Committee from 1 January 2024.

Gráinne Mellon Joanne Cecil Josephine Fathers Jodie Blackstock Michael Ivers KC

Garden Court Chambers | Friday 1 November 2019

Garden Court Chambers wins Outstanding Contribution to Diversity & Inclusion Award at Chambers Bar Awards 2019

We pay special tribute to Mia Hakl-Law, Director of Operations and HR at Garden Court for spearheading and championing our work on diversity and inclusion together with many others within our chambers.

Irena Sabic KC Joanne Cecil Anya Lewis KC Gemma Loughran Paul Clark Mia Hakl-Law Marina Sergides

Garden Court Chambers | Monday 9 September 2019

Garden Court Chambers shortlisted for Outstanding Contribution to Diversity & Inclusion Award at Chambers Bar Awards 2019

We are proud to announce that Garden Court Chambers has been shortlisted for the Outstanding Contribution to Diversity & Inclusion Award at the Chambers Bar Awards 2019.

Joanne Cecil Gemma Loughran Paul Clark Mia Hakl-Law

Administrative and Public Law, Criminal Defence, Civil Liberties and Human Rights | Thursday 11 July 2019

Joanne Cecil wins Legal Aid Barrister of the Year and Una Morris wins Legal Aid Newcomer of the Year at 2019 LALY Awards

Garden Court Chambers is delighted to announce that two of our barristers won awards at the seventeenth annual Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards.

Una Morris Joanne Cecil

Claims Against the Police and Public Authorities, Civil Liberties and Human Rights | Wednesday 19 June 2019

Politicians to bring a claim against Metropolitan Police over June 2016 Brexit Referendum campaign expenses

Joanne Cecil of Garden Court Chambers is instructed by Saimo Chahal QC of Bindmans LLP.

Joanne Cecil

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