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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

 
 

Areas of practice

     

Latest cases

     

Legal resources

 
 

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
Cat A oral hearings
Council tax reduction
IPP Art 5 (Kaiyam)
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
Privacy Policy

PUPILLAGES
2015 Pupillages
Mini-pupillages

ABOUT BARRISTERS
Information for lay clients

 
                     
 

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#Iamforjustice/ #saveukjustice

Law Society / LAPG / LAG Legal Aid Still Available Leaflet

LASPO resources
Quick Guide to LASPO 2012 Part 3 (re: crime)
Quick Guide to LASPO 2012 for Housing Law
Quick Guide to LASPO 2012 for Immigration Law

Now on Twitter @gcnchambers  

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 at HMP Stoke Heath

22/10/14 Lucy Mair speaking at Human Rights Lawyers Association careers day Leeds

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

GCN ASB training for Yorkshire Housing Law Practitioners on 6.11.14

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

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

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

26/9/14 Legal Aid, Labour and a 'manifesto for hope' (Justice Gap)

Immigration update seminar | Manchester 23.10.14 3CPD

10/9/14 Mark George QC to chair international seminar on Judicial Recusal

10/9/14 Mikhil Karnik joins GCN immigration team

28/8/14 Supreme Court challenge to Cat A prisoner's refusal of oral hearing

28/8/14 No Mad Laws Campaign

13/8/14 3-judge Upper Tribunal panel critical of LAA failure to grant Legal Aid  

12/8/14 Rights without remedies: ECtHR ruling on prisoners votes

1/8/14 Clare Ashcroft on BBC Radio4 Woman's Hour

31/7/14 Murder conviction quashed at re-trial

30/7/14 Unlawful council tax reduction scheme judgment - implications for many low income council tax payers

29/7/14 Hilllsborough: latest