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School Inclusion Project (SIP), Education Law | Wednesday 24 April 2024

Hertfordshire County Council commits to review of special needs policies following legal challenge

Ollie Persey of the Garden Court Education Law Team acted for the father of a child, W, in the legal proceedings, instructed by Dan Rosenberg and Heather Davidson of Simpson Millar.

Ollie Persey

Education Law, School Inclusion Project (SIP) | Wednesday 20 March 2024

Non-binary student with special educational needs has his permanent exclusion overturned and is reinstated in time to take his GCSEs

Oscar and Ollie acted pro bono through Advocate in the proceedings and assisted Bethany Parr and Dan Rosenberg at Simpson Millar, funded by legal aid (legal help), in a successful proposed claim for judicial review.

Oscar Davies Ollie Persey

Garden Court Chambers | Friday 1 March 2024

Ollie Persey, Oscar Davies and Nadia O'Mara nominated for Bar Pro Bono Awards 2024

We are delighted to announce that Ollie Persey, Oscar Davies and Nadia O'Mara of Garden Court Chambers have been nominated at the Bar Pro Bono Awards 2024.

Nadia O'Mara Oscar Davies Ollie Persey

Welfare Benefits Law, Administrative and Public Law | Friday 19 January 2024

Garden Court represent tax credit claimant in a landmark Court of Appeal decision on access to justice

Desmond Rutledge and Ollie Persey of Garden Court Chambers acted for the respondent, instructed by Joe Power of Kirklees Citizens Advice & Law Centre and led by Jamie Burton KC of Doughty Street Chambers.

Ollie Persey Desmond Rutledge

Romani Gypsy and Traveller Rights, Administrative and Public Law | Tuesday 16 January 2024

Government to be challenged in High Court over ‘discriminatory’ PCSC Act

FFT will be represented by Stephen Simblet KC and Nadia O’Mara of Garden Court Chambers. Wendy Smith will be represented by Marc Willers KC and Ollie Persey of Garden Court Chambers.

Nadia O'Mara Ollie Persey Stephen Simblet KC Marc Willers KC

Mental Health Law, Court of Protection | Wednesday 20 December 2023

Garden Court counsel successfully oppose Hospital Trust claim that orders permitting compulsory treatment can be implemented and extended by remote examinations

Garden Court’s Stephen Simblet KC and Ollie Persey acted for PQR, instructed by Deborah Robinson through Cartwright King Solicitors, with Garden Court’s Roger Pezzani and Alex Schymyck instructed by Rheian Davies on behalf of Mind.

Alex Schymyck Ollie Persey Roger Pezzani Stephen Simblet KC

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

Education Law, School Inclusion Project (SIP) | Tuesday 28 November 2023

High Court grants permission in test case challenging the lack of legal aid for school exclusion appeals

Stephanie Harrison KC and Ollie Persey of the Garden Court Chambers Education Law Team, instructed by Sabrina Simpson and Abigail Hands of Coram Children’s Legal Centre.

Ollie Persey Stephanie Harrison KC

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