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Supreme Court reasserts the role of medical experts in asylum claims by torture survivors

6 March 2019

The appellant was represented by Ronan Toal and Michelle Brewer. Stephanie Harrison QC, Ali Bandegani and Mark Symes for the interveners.

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YouTube star Ally Law avoids custody for breaking into Big Brother house

6 March 2019

Ally Law was represented at his sentencing hearing by Tom Wainwright when he was given a community order for two counts of aggravated trespass.

Tom Wainwright

Albanian blood feuds and certification: a critical view

5 March 2019

This paper is written by David Neale, legal researcher and former barrister at Garden Court Chambers.

Environmental campaigners in court to protect right to free speech threat from oil and gas injunctions

5 March 2019

Stephanie Harrison QC is representing Joe Corré, one of the named defendants.

Stephanie Harrison QC

The Birmingham Pub Bombings inquest into the deaths of 21 victims resumes this week

1 March 2019

Leslie Thomas QC and Tom Stoate are representing families of victims of the Birmingham Pub Bombings 1974 in the resumed inquests into the deaths of their loved ones. They are instructed by KRW Law LLP. 

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Economist Olwen Renowden wins sex discrimination case against Office for National Statistics

26 February 2019

David Renton represented Olwen Renowden and was instructed by Jane Copley of Prospect.

David Renton

Court of Appeal case gives guidance as to how Tribunal judges should approach the assessment of credibility in asylum cases

22 February 2019

Patrick Lewis is instructed by York Solicitors on behalf of the Applicant.

Patrick Lewis

New Tredegar man acquitted of murdering convicted child killer, David Gaut

19 February 2019

Ali Naseem Bajwa QC represented Darran Evesham, who was acquitted of murdering the convicted child killer, David Gaut. 

Ali Naseem Bajwa QC

Inquest jury find that neglect contributed to death of a prisoner in privately run HMP Peterborough

14 February 2019

Sean McCann’s family were represented by Stephen Simblet of Garden Court Chambers.

Stephen Simblet

Home Office concedes that they unlawfully detained a potential victim of trafficking for almost six months in immigration detention day before trial in High Court

13 February 2019

The Claimant was represented by Stephanie Harrison QC, Louise Hooper and Emma Fitzsimons of Garden Court.

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Major reforms to immigration detention decision-making proposed in report of the Joint Human Rights Committee

7 February 2019

Members of the Public Law Team Stephanie Harrison QC and Amanda Weston QC gave oral evidence to the Committee with assistance from Legal Researcher David Neale, and the Garden Court Chambers Public Law Team provided written evidence. Shu Shin Luh of Garden Court's Public Law Team was a Specialist Advisor to the Inquiry.  

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The ‘Stansted 15’ have today been kept out of prison following their conviction last year for Endangering Safety at an Aerodrome

6 February 2019

Nine of the Defendants were represented by members of the Garden Court Crime Team – Dexter Dias QC, Tom Wainwright, Owen Greenhall, Terry Munyard, Susan Wright, Abigail Bache and Jacob Bindman, all instructed by Raj Chada of Hodge, Jones and Allen.

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Further Guidance from the Courts on Article 8 post Rhuppiah

6 February 2019

David Jones of the Garden Court Chambers Immigration Team has been instructed by Sutovic and Hartigan Solicitors to prepare the grounds of appeal to the Supreme Court. 

David Jones

Suspended sentence for client who admitted breaching the Worldwide injunction that protects killer Jon Venables

1 February 2019

Keir Monteith was instructed by Graham Rishton at Mary Monson Solicitors.

Keir Monteith

21-year-old who pleaded guilty to manslaughter sentenced to two years and three months in “extraordinary” knife death case

31 January 2019

Ali Naseem Bajwa QC of Garden Court Chambers represented the defendant, Oluwaseyi Dada.

Ali Naseem Bajwa QC

The Guildford Pub Bombings 1974: decision to resume the inquest

31 January 2019

Brenda Campbell QC of Garden Court Chambers represents the family of Ann Hamilton, one of the victims of the Guildford Pub Bombings 1974, and Yvonne Tagg, a survivor of the bombings.

Brenda Campbell QC

Maya Naidoo and Anna Morris appointed Part-Time Judges of the First-Tier Tribunal – Health, Education and Social Care Chamber

31 January 2019

We are delighted to announce that Maya Naidoo and Anna Morris have been appointed Fee Paid Judges of the First-Tier Tribunal – Health, Education and Social Care Chamber.

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Abigail Bache and Bryony Poynor appointed Fee Paid Judges of the First-Tier Tribunal – Social Entitlement Chamber

31 January 2019

We are delighted to announce that Abigail Bache and Bryony Poynor have been appointed Fee Paid Judges of the First-Tier Tribunal – Social Entitlement Chamber.

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Tom Stoate appointed as Assistant Coroner for Luton and Bedfordshire

30 January 2019

We are delighted to announce that Tom Stoate has been appointed Assistant Coroner for Luton and Bedfordshire.


Catrin Lewis appointed Fee Paid Judge in the Court of Protection

30 January 2019

We are delighted to announce that Catrin Lewis has been appointed Fee Paid Judge in the Court of Protection.

Catrin Lewis

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