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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 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

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

Chambers and 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 and 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 and Partners 2011

 

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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

     

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Housing bulletin  

Immigration bulletin  

Prison law bulletin  

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28/5/15 Lucy Mair discusses Eve Ensler's "Avocado" human trafficking monologue

27/5/15 GCN supports action by Northern Ireland Bar

27/5/15 Lucy Mair on trafficking JR (Free Movement)

13/5/15 Abuse of process argument succeeds in prosecution under common law where statutory offence would also apply

11/5/15 Victor Nealon and Sam Hallam (miscarriage compensation) Test Case to be heard this week

Haldane "Child Sex Abuse Inquiry" Lecture panel feat. Pete Weatherby QC 21.5.15

Pete Weatherby QC speaking at Prisoners' Advice Service annual panel discussion 19.5.15

GCN Crime team speaking at Criminal Law Friendly Society conferences (Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham)

20/4/15 Matt Stanbury on Bad News for Good Character

20/3/15 Sex Offender Notification Reviews Guidance

16/3/15 Victor Nealon: permission granted in test case for compensation for miscarriage of justice

4/3/15 Joe Markus appointed to Equality and Human Rights Commission Panel of Counsel

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