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Garden Court Chambers | Friday 14 March 2014

Resounding victory for environmental protesters

After a 13-day trial, six environmental activists protesting against the Bexhill to Hastings Link Road have been acquitted of aggravated trespass.

Ali Bandegani Maria Moodie Shahida Begum

Garden Court Chambers | Wednesday 26 February 2014

Students accused of obstructing police officers during peaceful protest acquitted

Three students accused of obstructing police officers during a peaceful protest at the University of Sussex have been acquitted. Shahida Begum and Owen Greenhall represented two of the defendants.

Owen Greenhall Shahida Begum

Garden Court Chambers | Monday 13 January 2014

Eleven anti-fracking protestors acquitted of all charges

Eleven protestors have been acquitted of all charges over their roles in the Balcombe anti-fracking protests of last summer. The defendants were represented by Shahida Begum and Stephen Knight of Garden Court Chambers.

Shahida Begum

Garden Court Chambers | Tuesday 3 December 2013

Victim of trafficking acquitted in Court of Appeal

A female victim of trafficking has had her conviction for possession of a false passport overturned in the Court of Appeal. The woman was represented by Shahida Begum.

Shahida Begum

Garden Court Chambers | Wednesday 23 January 2013

Garden Court International Barristers submit amicus brief to Colombia Supreme Court

A team of barristers led by Smita Shah submitted an amicus brief to the Criminal Chambers of the Supreme Court today in the case of the infamous 2005 massacre of the San Jose de Apartado Peace Community in Colombia.

Shahida Begum

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