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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.

"Garden Court North has a strong reputation for advising claimants on all areas of domestic and international human rights law"

Chambers and Partners 2016

"An ethos that supports social justice"

“a wide array of counsel who are easy to work with and quickly engage with a case to provide helpful feedback on preparation and tactics ”.

Legal 500 2015

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

Chambers and 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 and Partners 2015

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

Legal 500 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 and Partners 2013

 

Areas of practice

     

Latest cases

     

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Human Rights

Public law (Judicial Review)

Crime

Community Care and Mental Health

Court of Protection

Education

Employment and discrimination

Family Rights

Housing

Inquests

Immigration and 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 and 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

     

Christmas opening 2015

Criminal law update  

Housing bulletin  

Immigration bulletin  

Prison law bulletin  

Seminar papers  

Articles  

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STAFF VACANCY: Office Assistant (closes 8.2.16)

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11/2/16 CART-style JR of Upper Tribunal succeeds  

8/2/16 Permission granted in best interests (grandchild) immigration appeal

5/2/16 Repeated acquittals in historic cases

3/2/16 Housing allocation scheme - discrimination challenge by Irish Traveller

27/1/16 Bedroom Tax victory (Rutherford)

GCN barristers presenting PLP "How to JR" in Manchester 1.3.16

Sheffield Law Society seminar: JR for criminal practitioners 18.2.16

25/1/16 SSHD failure to apply own policy to Victim of Trafficking

5/1/16 Important statelessness JR (Semeda)

5/1/16 GCN members elected to BHRC Exec Committee

GCN Criminal Law Update December 2015

18/12/15 GCN remains totally committed to first class representation through legal aid

17/12/15 Permission granted in trafficking JR

16/12/15 Natalie Wilkins reports on GCN Family Rights seminar series in Family Law

15/12/15 Gary Willock on caselaw re delay in obtaining Legal Aid and court deadlines

12/12/15 Appeal of decision that Extension of Workers Registration Scheme 2009 was unlawful now listed for Feb 2017

11/12/15 Court of Appeal quashes extended sentence and finding of dangerousness

1/12/14 Zimran Samuel speaks about FGM at Family Law Conference 2015

23/11/15 Sentence reduced (serious health problems and delays in proceedings)

12/11/15 GCN Housing Bulletin: serious disrepair and injunctions