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Criminal Appeals, Criminal Defence | Thursday 18 January 2024

Court of Appeal quashes half-century convictions based on racist police officer’s evidence

Henry Blaxland KC, of the Garden Court Criminal Appeals Team, acted for Saliah Mehmet and Basil Peterkin, instructed by Matt Foot of Appeal.

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Protest Rights, Protest Rights, Protest Rights | Friday 10 December 2021

Christian Climate Action Defendants who climbed atop DLR train in protest acquitted of all charges on International Human Rights Day

Six defendants protesting against government inaction about climate change have been found not guilty by a jury, who found that a conviction would not be a proportionate interference with their right to protest.

Audrey Cherryl Mogan Henry Blaxland KC

Environmental Protest, Protest Rights, Civil Liberties and Human Rights | Wednesday 3 April 2019

Court of Appeal overturns draconian injunctions preventing protests against INEOS fracking activities

Stephanie Harrison QC and Stephen Simblet represented Joe Corré. Henry Blaxland QC & Stephen Clark represented Friends of the Earth.

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Criminal Appeals, Civil Liberties and Human Rights, Criminal Defence | Friday 25 June 2021

Supreme Court upholds right to disruptive protest on highway

The Appellants were represented by Henry Blaxland QC and Owen Greenhall, both members of the Garden Court Chambers Protest Team, and Blinne Ní Ghrálaigh of Matrix Chambers. They were instructed by Raj Chada of Hodge, Jones and Allen solicitors.

Owen Greenhall Henry Blaxland KC

International Human Rights, Criminal Appeals, Immigration Detention, Asylum and Deportation | Tuesday 16 February 2021

ECHR judgment finds failure to adequately protect potential victims of child trafficking

Henry Blaxland QC, Emma Fitzsimons and Stephen Clark of Garden Court Chambers represented the claimant, VCL. Michelle Brewer, a former tenant of Garden Court also represented VCL.

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Criminal Defence | Thursday 3 January 2019

Henry Blaxland QC awarded Crime Silk of the Year by the Legal 500 Awards 2019

Henry Blaxland QC has been awarded Crime Silk of the Year by the Legal 500.

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Criminal Defence, Financial Crime and Confiscation | Tuesday 4 December 2018

Henry Blaxland QC shortlisted for Crime Silk of the Year by the Legal 500 Awards 2019

Henry Blaxland QC has been shortlisted by the Legal 500 Awards 2019 for Crime Silk of the Year.

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Criminal Defence | Tuesday 7 August 2018

Surrey Police apologise and trial collapses after defence submissions reveal systemic disclosure failings in Jonathan King sex abuse case

Henry Blaxland QC is instructed by Steve Bird of Bird Solicitors, representing Jonathan King.

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