News & Views
Civil Liberties and Human Rights, Inquests and Inquiries | Tuesday 27 July 2021
Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse makes damning findings of decades-long failures to protect children in the care of Lambeth Council
Stephen Simblet QC, of the Garden Court Chambers Inquests & Inquiries Team, represented LA-A131 in the Inquiry, instructed by Uppal Taylor Solicitors.
Criminal Defence | Friday 23 July 2021
Acquittal secured for man charged with murder, robbery, kidnap and GBH
Michael Ivers QC represented the main defendant leading Dominic Thomas at 25 Bedford Row instructed by Rose Nelson at O'Keefes Solicitors.
Protest Rights, Civil Liberties and Human Rights, Criminal Defence | Friday 23 July 2021
Protestor acquitted of causing criminal damage on a joint enterprise basis at Brazilian Embassy
Audrey Cherryl Mogan of the Garden Court Protest Team represented the protestor instructed by Lydia Dagostino of Kellys Solicitors.
Family Law, Domestic Abuse | Friday 23 July 2021
Government plans to ban virginity testing in breakthrough for #VirginityDoesNotDefineMe campaign
Naomi Wiseman of Garden Court Chambers has been providing legal advice on the legislation.
Administrative and Public Law | Wednesday 21 July 2021
Court of Appeal to determine if obtaining interim relief in Judicial Review proceedings amounts to success for costs purposes
Raza Halim of the Garden Court Chambers Public Law Team represented the Claimant, led by Tim Buley QC of Landmark Chambers. They were instructed by Ahmed Aydeed, Darren Middleton and Anna Somo of Duncan Lewis Solicitors.
Garden Court International, Civil Liberties and Human Rights | Tuesday 20 July 2021
Maria Moodie appointed UK National Research Consultant on anti-trafficking efforts for British Institute of International and Comparative Law
The BIICL has recently appointed Maria Moodie of Garden Court Chambers as the National Research Consultant for the UK case study into the determinants of anti-trafficking efforts as part of an innovative global study.
Welfare Benefits Law | Wednesday 14 July 2021
DWP to stop ‘cold-calling’ disabled people to make low benefit ‘offers’
The Claimant was represented by Desmond Rutledge of the Garden Court Chambers Welfare Benefits Law Team instructed by Sara Lomri of Public Law Project. The Claimant was also represented by Bijan Hoshi of Garden Court & PLP.
Immigration Law | Wednesday 14 July 2021
In ‘unprecedented’ judgment President of SIAC strikes out Secretary of State’s Safety of Return Reply in protection appeal
The Appellant was represented by Stephanie Harrison QC and Ali Bandegani of the Garden Court Chambers Immigration Team, instructed by Dan Furner of Birnberg Peirce.