News & Views
Administrative and Public Law | Friday 7 January 2022
High Court rules that student finance regulations discriminated against students who were unable to prove their immigration status in time due to pandemic delays
JN was represented by Amanda Weston QC and Gráinne Mellon of the Garden Court Public Law Team. They were instructed by Keith Lomax, solicitor, of Watkins Solicitors on behalf of the Claimant.
Protest Rights, Protest Rights, Protest Rights | Wednesday 5 January 2022
Colston statue topplers acquitted
Tom Wainwright of the Garden Court Chambers Protest Team represented Milo Ponsford, the first of four defendants charged with criminal damage for toppling the statue of Edward Colston, the notorious 17th century slave trader.
Civil Liberties and Human Rights, Inquests and Inquiries | Wednesday 5 January 2022
Kirsten Heaven appointed Assistant Coroner for Swansea Neath and Port Talbot
Mental Health Law, Civil Liberties and Human Rights | Wednesday 5 January 2022
Stephen Simblet QC interviewed on Times Radio about autistic man detained under the Mental Health Act for four years
Stephen Simblet QC, of the Garden Court Chambers Mental Health Law and Civil Liberties Teams, spoke to Times Radio about a young autistic man detained under the Mental Health Act for over four years.
Criminal Defence, Criminal Appeals, Protest Rights | Tuesday 4 January 2022
Elena Papamichael joins Garden Court Chambers Crime Team
Garden Court Chambers is delighted to announce Elena Papamichael is now a member of the Garden Court Chambers Criminal Defence Team.
Family Law, Children Law | Sunday 26 December 2021
Naomi Wiseman recognised in The Sunday Times Alternative Honours List for pro bono work to end child marriage and ban hymenoplasty
The Sunday Times stated: "Wiseman scored a victory in July, when the government committed to ban virginity testing and child marriages. Both laws have since been voted in by MPs."
Civil Liberties and Human Rights, Inquests and Inquiries, Mental Health Law | Wednesday 22 December 2021
Nicola Braganza, Mark Gatley and Liz Davies of Garden Court Chambers to be appointed Queen’s Counsel
Garden Court Chambers is delighted to announce that Nicola Braganza, Mark Gatley and Liz Davies of Garden Court Chambers will be formally appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2022.
Criminal Defence | Tuesday 21 December 2021
Michael Ivers QC secured acquittal for both murder and attempted murder
Michael Ivers QC secured an acquittal for both murder and attempted murder for Shaan Mir. Mr Ivers QC led Neena Crinnion and was instructed by Richard Cronin of O'Keeffe Solicitors.