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Housing Law | Friday 26 January 2024

Excluding people with behavioural disabilities from social housing: new High Court decision

Nick Bano of the Garden Court Housing Law Team represented the Claimant, instructed by Tracy Ball of BHT Sussex.

Nick Bano

Criminal Defence | Friday 26 January 2024

Ruby Selva secures not guilty verdicts by way of Judge directed acquittals

Ruby Selva of the Garden Court Crime Team, instructed by Vik Lalli of Bhandal Law, secured not guilty verdicts by way of Judge directed acquittals in a EncroChat case.

Ruby Selva

Mediation | Monday 22 January 2024

Blog: Mandatory Mediation – The Churchill Case – The end of a beginning?

In this blog, David Watkinson of the Garden Court Mediation Team considers the judgment of the recent case of Churchill v Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council [2023] EWCA Civ 1416 and its impact.

David Watkinson

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

Garden Court Chambers | Friday 19 January 2024

Joanne Cecil and Greg Ó Ceallaigh to be appointed King’s Counsel

Garden Court Chambers is delighted to announce that Joanne Cecil and Greg Ó Ceallaigh will be appointed King’s Counsel in 2024.

Greg Ó Ceallaigh Joanne Cecil

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.

Henry Blaxland KC

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

Immigration Law, Administrative and Public Law, Civil Liberties and Human Rights | Friday 12 January 2024

Garden Court responds to Joint Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights' Call for Evidence on Safety in Rwanda (Asylum & Immigration) Bill

This consultation response is submitted by Garden Court Chambers, which is a multi-disciplinary Chambers based in London. It has over 190 barristers (including 30 King’s Counsel) and is one of the largest in the country with over 40 years of experience in

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