Blog 4 March 2018

The crisis in the Criminal Justice System

Drawing on 40 years' of experience, Garden Court North Chambers' Mark George QC explains why the Criminal Justice System is in crisis.

Blog 8 February 2018

Mark George QC on why you should consider doing an Amicus internship

If you are human rights lawyer in the making, volunteer to work in a law office in one of the US death penalty states.

Blog 31 January 2018

The recent disclosure fiascos show the criminal justice system is in deep crisis – why are senior figures denying this simple fact?

Mark George QC, Head of Garden Court North Chambers, explains why the criminal justice system is at crisis point.

Blog 29 January 2018

Human trafficking – the correct approach to forced domestic labour

Garden Court North Chambers' Lucy Mair discusses R (on the application of NM) v Secretary of State for the Home Department.

Blog 12 January 2018

The scope of legal aid in damages claims relating to unlawful eviction

Garden Court North Chambers' James Stark explains why damages claims for unlawful eviction are in scope for legal aid funding.

Blog 8 January 2018

Questions arising from the release of John Worboys

In this blog Garden Court North Chambers' Matthew Stanbury, a specialist in criminal law and prison law, answers some of those questions.

Blog 19 December 2017

All about P – Enabling people to fully participate in Court of Protection proceedings

Ben McCormack, an experienced Court of Protection practitioner, on how to ensure that those without capacity are best involved in decision making.

Blog 19 December 2017

Why the policy of “believe the complainant” was behind the failure of disclosure in the case of Liam Allan

Mark George QC on why no decent police officer should have any interest in convicting an innocent person.

Blog 30 November 2017

When is rent in advance not rent in advance?

Elizabeth Mottershaw, a barrister at Garden Court North Chambers, considers attempts by landlords to evade the rules on protecting tenancy deposits.

Blog 30 November 2017

The right to protest and the policing of protests by Richard Brigden

Richard Brigden, a criminal defence and appeals barrister at Garden Court North Chambers, considers the right to protest and the policing of protests.

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