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Welcome to Garden Court North Chambers.

Formed in 1996, we are a progressive set of barristers with a strong commitment to publicly funded work and to offering representation to those disadvantaged by discrimination and inequality or with multiple and complex needs. This ethos underpins our emphasis upon criminal defence and civil rights based work in all the areas in which we practice.

 

“the clerking is exceptional – there is good rapport between clerk and counsel, meaning work gets turned around quickly”

Chambers & Partners 2015

“very well respected for the quality of the advice and representation it offers claimants in a wide range of public law matters”

Chambers & Partners 2015

“the level of service provided by [the GCN clerks] team is ‘always first class’”.

Legal 500 2014

"Garden Court North has established a strong practice in the field of claimant-based human rights"

Chambers & Partners 2014

 

"This set's civil liberties and human rights offering is founded on a strong commitment to the representation of disadvantaged and vulnerable individuals..."

Chambers & Partners 2013

 

"an impressive set that houses barristers who are 'prompt, [and] approachable' ...Solicitors favour the individuals here not just because of their evident legal skills, but also because they provide extremely useful seminars, newsletters and ad hoc advice." 

Chambers & Partners 2011

 
 

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Human Rights
Public law (Judicial Review)
Crime
Community care
Education
Employment & discrimination
Housing
Inquests
Immigration & asylum
International law
Personal injury
Police actions
Prison law
Welfare benefits

Supreme Court / ECHR cases

     

Hillsborough inquests
IPP (Art 5) Kaiyam
Gudanaviciene (ECF)
Cat A oral hearings
Council tax reduction
Parole (Osborne & Booth)
Whole life ECHR (Vinter)
Oxford sex-grooming case
James ECHR (IPP sentences)
Equal pay (Trafford)
Joint enterprise (Gnango)
Third party race discrim
Art 9 protection (Bashir)
Pinnock (Art 8 defences)
Noone (HDC)
Sex offenders register
Third Party Support 
Sonny Lodge Public Inquiry
Guittard (IPP transfer)
Michael Shields freed
Ian Lawless freed

     

Criminal law update
Housing bulletin
Immigration bulletin
Prison law bulletin
Seminar papers
Articles
RAGFS protocol
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26/2/15  S222 injunction to restrain begging in Leeds City Centre discharged by High Court

23/2/15 Prisoner adjudication decision quashed

16/2/15 Extension of Workers Registration Scheme was unlawful; EU workers

13/2/15 Rory O'Ryan appointed as Deputy Upper Tribunal Judge

5/2/15 Zimran Samuel contributes to "Now That You Know Say NO To FGM" short film

27/1/15 Permission granted in homelessness affordability appeal

26/1/15 CCMS Resources page

19/1/15 Victor Nealon - refusal of compensation for miscarriage of justice

13/1/15 Kate Stone on Human Rights and Arms Trade Treaty

5/1/15 GCN move to Blackfriars House profiled in M.E.N

15/12/14 Gudanaviciene (exceptional funding)  

10/12/14 Pete Weatherby QC and Vijay Jagadesham in Landmark Supreme Court decision on ISP Prisoners

5/12/14 UT decision on Bereavement Benefits and telephone marriage

24/11/14 Natalie Wilkins "New immigration tribunal procedure rules" (Free Movement blog)

13/11/14 Permission to appeal granted in benefits case

12/11/14 Joseph Markus and Natalie Wilkins join chambers

11/11/14 Successful exceptional funding application

3/11/14 Chambers UK 2015 recommends GCN in Band 1  

28/10/14 Inquest finds failures in prison mental health services 

21/10/14 David Campion on JR of Employment Tribunal fees

10/10/14 Pete Weatherby QC wins Legal 500 Regional Silk Award 2014

9/10/14 Zimran Samuel wins Family Law Junior Barrister of the Year 2014

3/10/14 Clerks "first class" in Legal 500 2014

26/9/14 Legal Aid, Labour and a 'manifesto for hope'