Welcome to Garden Court North Chambers (Chambers of Ian Macdonald QC).
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.
"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) more
"This Manchester-based set is highly regarded in the North for its long-standing commitment to civil liberties work, which interviewees recognise as being at the core of much of its members' work." (Chambers & Partners 2012) more
"The front-line staff at Garden Court North are considered a real asset, with sources noting that the clerks are "helpful, friendly and easy to deal with." (Chambers & Partners 2012) more
"Garden Court North is 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) more
"Garden Court North Chambers' unique commitment to public law and civil liberties continues unabated despite funding pressures" (Legal 500 2010)
"Garden Court North is widely accepted as the strongest public law set in the North of England..." (Chambers & Partners 2010) more
"...some of the most friendly and supportive administrative staff on circuit." (Chambers & Partners 2009) more
"A highly respected player in the human rights field. Noted for its commitment to publicly funded work..." (Chambers & Partners 2008) more
"...with counsel noted for an unswerving commitment to civil liberties." (Legal 500 2007) more