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Garden Court Chambers | Wednesday 3 July 2013

Smiley Culture inquest jury return suicide verdict

The jury at the inquest into the death of reggae artist David Emmanuel, also known as Smiley Culture, have recorded a verdict of suicide. Mr Emmanuel died of a stab wound to the heart following a Metropolitan Police raid on his home in March 2011.

Leslie Thomas KC

Garden Court Chambers | Wednesday 22 May 2013

Leslie Thomas: a voice for the dead - Guardian article

In a recent Guardian article he speaks of his experiences and role in acting as the voice for those that have no voice.

Leslie Thomas KC

Garden Court Chambers | Monday 20 May 2013

Sean Rigg inquest - a watershed for the police service and the IPCC?

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) publishes its independent review of its investigation into the death of Sean Rigg.

Leslie Thomas KC

Garden Court Chambers | Thursday 25 April 2013

Leslie Thomas: The lawyer who speaks for the voiceless

This week's issue of The Voice features an extended article about Garden Court human rights barrister Leslie Thomas

Leslie Thomas KC

Garden Court Chambers | Tuesday 15 January 2013

Garden Court barristers recognised in Black Letter Law directory

Garden Court Chambers was delighted to learn that a record number of members of Chambers have been identified in the latest edition of Black Letter Law Directory. In total, 12 barristers have been highlighted for being in the news or as notable practition

Garden Court Chambers | Wednesday 9 January 2013

Leslie Thomas recognised in Black Mental Health UK's Top 30 of 2012

Leslie Thomas has been recognised by the campaigning group Black Mental Health UK as one of the leading lights for 2012. In their inter-disciplinary Top 30 list, he is ranked at number 4.

Leslie Thomas KC

Garden Court Chambers | Thursday 22 March 2007

Successful Police Action

On March 22nd 2007 Mr Barry Kerbey won his action against the Defendant for assault, false imprisonment and malicious prosecution. He claimed damages including aggravated and exemplary damages. Mr Kerbey was represented by Leslie Thomas of Garden Court Ch

Leslie Thomas KC

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