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Garden Court Chambers | Tuesday 25 October 2005

Langley & ors v Chief Constable of Merseyside Police & anr

The Court of Appeal has ruled that Liverpool City Council acted unlawfully when it took a child into care when his blind father continued to drive the family car. The family bought an action against the Council and the police which concerned the relatio

Garden Court Chambers | Tuesday 25 October 2005

R (application Mills) v Birmingham Magistrates' Court

In this case, the claimant pleaded guilty to shoplifting before the Birmingham Magistrates' court. The court imposed a two year anti-social behaviour order on the claimant banning her from all of the shops in the city centre, in addition to passing a Drug

Garden Court Chambers | Tuesday 25 October 2005

Rick Scannell to receive Honorary Doctorate

Rick Scannell is to receive an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of East London where he was a student during its former incarnation as the North East London Polytechnic. Rick will receive the Doctorate on the 27th November at a ceremony at

Garden Court Chambers | Thursday 13 October 2005

Dexter Dias instructed in Feltham racial murder inquiry

Garden Court barrister Dexter Dias has been instructed as counsel in Mr Justice Keith's Public Inquiry into the tragic and violent racial murder of Zahid Mubarek at Feltham Young Offenders Institution on 21st March 2000.

Garden Court Chambers | Monday 8 August 2005

LSC Callcounsel changes

Call Counsel Advice lines during August 2005 8th August 05 to 29th August 05 'Garden Court Chambers' will be offering a limited advice system due to our move. Throughout this period we will be providing written and telephone advice. We are asking advisors

Garden Court Chambers | Thursday 21 July 2005

Gypsy appeal

In the Court of Appeal, Marc Willers, barrister at Two Garden Court Chambers, in Smith v. First Secretary of State of Mid Befordshire District Council has clarified that 'fear of crime' cannot be depended upon by local planning authorities to refuse plann

Garden Court Chambers | Monday 11 July 2005

Important changes at Two Garden Court Chambers

Lincoln's Inn Fields is to become the new home of Two Garden Court Chambers - which will become known as 'Garden Court Chambers'. Scheduled to take place on 8th August 2005, the move will see us transfer from our current location at 2 Garden Court in Midd

Garden Court Chambers | Friday 24 June 2005

Legal aid lawyer of the year

David Watkinson has been announced a winner in the barrister category of the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year awards 2005. He and Stephen Knafler, from Two Garden Court Chambers, were two of three shortlisted, but on the night it was David who took the esta

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