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Immigration Law, Administrative and Public Law, Immigration Detention, Asylum and Deportation | Thursday 8 February 2024
Secretary of State for the Home Department’s Discretionary leave policy for trafficking victims declared unlawful: Upper Tribunal decision in VTL (Vietnam)
The Applicant was represented by Gráinne Mellon, Eva Doerr & Hannah Lynes of Garden Court Chambers. Counsel instructed by Ben Goldberg of Turpin Miller Solicitors.
Administrative and Public Law, Community Care Law | Monday 29 January 2024
High Court finds local authority subjected disabled asylum seeker to inhuman and degrading treatment for seven months
Gráinne Mellon and Nadia O’Mara of Garden Court Chambers represented the Claimant, TMX. Counsel were instructed by Monica Kreel of TV Edwards.
International Human Rights, Garden Court International, Civil Liberties and Human Rights | Monday 18 December 2023
Seán Binder interviewed on his humanitarian work which nearly cost him his career in The Times and Law Society Gazette
Garden Court's client Seán Binder interviewed in The Times and the Law Society Gazette on his ordeal of nearly being denied entry to the legal profession due to his ongoing prosecution in Greece for his humanitarian work.
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.
Administrative and Public Law, Community Care Law, Education Law | Friday 1 April 2022
High Court grants six mandatory orders against local authority for “serious and substantial” breaches of duty to vulnerable 15-year-old child
Gráinne Mellon, of the Garden Court Chambers Public Law team, acted for the child, on behalf of her litigation friend. She was instructed by Serena Fasso, Public Law solicitor at Simpson Millar.
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.
Administrative and Public Law | Thursday 30 November 2023
High Court rules Home Office use of hotels for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children unlawful
Stephanie Harrison KC, Gráinne Mellon and Ollie Persey, of the Garden Court Chambers Public Law team, are instructed by Bhatt Murphy.
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.