Garden Court Chambers and Garden Court North Chambers mourn the death of Ian Macdonald QC

12 November 2019

It is with the greatest sadness that Garden Court and Garden Court North Chambers announce the death of Ian Macdonald QC, whilst on holiday with his family in Australia.  Our deepest condolences go out to his wife, Brigid, his children and grandchildren, and his wider family.

Ian was a giant of the radical Bar and for decades was Joint Head of Chambers at Garden Court and Head of Chambers at Garden Court North Chambers.  He was a trailblazer in immigration and human rights law and inspired generations of barristers who flourished in the Garden Court family.  Ian was known for his fearless and outstanding advocacy in highly politically charged trials. Moreover, he was acclaimed for his academic and publishing initiatives in anti-discrimination and immigration law. We will miss his great charm, humour and kindness. We have lost a great friend, colleague, mentor and inspiration.

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