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Garden Court Chambers | Wednesday 12 June 2024

Garden Court barristers appointed as panel counsel to the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)

We are delighted to announce that 12 members of Garden Court Chambers have been appointed to the Equality and Human Rights Commission's (EHRC) preferred panel of counsel.

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.

Hannah Lynes Eva Doerr Gráinne Mellon

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.

Nadia O'Mara Gráinne Mellon

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 KC Josephine Fathers Jodie Blackstock Michael Ivers KC

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.

Emma Fitzsimons Gráinne Mellon

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.

Georgie Rea Ollie Persey Gráinne Mellon Stephanie Harrison KC

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

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