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Firm Profile

Garden Court Chambers

Firm Profile

London

  • Profile
  • 57-60 Lincoln's Inn Fields
  • London
  • Greater London
  • UK
  • WC2A 3LJ

Firm profile submitted by Garden Court Chambers

Heads of Chambers Leslie Thomas QC, Judy Khan QC, Marc Willers QC
Director of Clerking Colin Cook
Chambers’ Director Glenn Fletcher
Senior Civil Clerk Phil Bampfylde
Civil Practice Manager Dan Randall
Housing Practice Manager Tim Hempsted
Public Law Practice Manager Emma Nash
Immigration Practice Manager Lisa O’Leary
Family Practice Manager Sumaya Gilmore
Crime Practice Manager Keith Poynter
Tenants 189

THE CHAMBERS
Over 40 years ago, Garden Court Chambers was founded on a commitment to hold state agents to account and promote fundamental human rights and freedoms. These principles are reflected throughout our work and embodied in our motto, ‘Do right, fear no-one’.
Garden Court is one of the largest and most high-profile barristers’ chambers in the UK with over 180 barristers, including 20 QCs. The set provides a wealth of expertise across criminal defence, civil liberties, public law, inquest law, housing law, immigration, family law, social welfare and international law. Its passion for human rights and social justice has shaped the development of law in these areas, with many of its members acting in some of the most important, precedent-setting cases in the UK today.
Throughout its history Garden Court has worked with campaigning organisations and individuals to fight injustice and inequality. It has advised and worked alongside organisations targeting a diverse range of issues, from asylum rights, to disability rights, women’s rights, racial equality, human trafficking and access to justice.

In 2016 and 2015 Garden Court’s awards included:
■ Human Rights and Public Law Set of the Year 2016, Chambers UK Bar Awards
■ Outstanding Achievement Award, Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards 2016
■ Outstanding Achievement Award, Modern Law Awards 2016
■ Crime Set of the Year 2015, Legal 500 Awards
■ Public Law Set of the Year 2017, Legal 500 Awards (finalist)

  • Ian Macdonald QC (1963) (QC-1988)
  • Ian Peddie QC (1971) (QC-1992)
  • Henry Blaxland QC (1978) (QC-2002)
  • Icah Peart QC (1978) (QC-2002)
  • Laurie Fransman QC (1979) (QC-2000)
  • Stephen Kamlish QC (1979) (QC-2003)
  • Michael Turner QC (1981) (QC-2002)
  • James Scobie QC (1984) (QC-2010)
  • Bernard Tetlow QC (1984) (QC-2011)
  • Marc Willers QC (1987) (QC-2014)
  • Dexter Dias QC (1988)(QC-2009)
  • Leslie Thomas QC (1988) (QC-2014)
  • Peter Wilcock QC (1988) (QC-2012)
  • Judy Khan QC (1989) (QC-2010)
  • Stephanie Harrison QC (1991) (QC-2013)
  • Michael Ivers QC (1991) (QC-2016)
  • Ali Naseem Bajwa QC (1993) (QC-2011)
  • Rajiv Menon QC (1993) (QC-2011)
  • Kieran Vaughan QC (1993) (QC-2012)
  • Di Middleton (1997) (QC-2017)
  • Richard Harvey (1971)
  • Michael House (1972)
  • Terry Munyard (1972)
  • Marguerite Russell (1972)
  • Sarah Forster (1976)
  • Patrick Roche (1977)
  • Lalith de Kauwe (1978)
  • James Bowen (1979)
  • Kathryn Cronin (1980)
  • Celia Graves (1981)
  • Michael Hall (1983)
  • Ravinder Rahal (1983)
  • Stephen Cottle (1984)
  • Nerida Harford-Bell (1984)
  • Peter Jorro (1986)
  • Amanda Meusz (1986)
  • Elizabeth Veats (1986)
  • Sorrel Dixon (1987)
  • Martin Huseyin (1988)
  • Christopher Williams (1988)
  • Piers Mostyn (1989)
  • Alistair Polson (1989)
  • Alex Taylor-Camara (1989)
  • Rebecca Chapman (1990)
  • Edward Fitzpatrick (1990)
  • Bethan Harris (1990)
  • Carol Hawley (1990)
  • Colin Hutchinson (1990)
  • Maggie Jones (1990)
  • Dinah Loeb (1990) (2004)
  • Peter Rowlands (1990)
  • Clare Wade (1990)
  • Catrin Lewis (1991)
  • Sonali Naik (1991)
  • Stephen Simblet (1991)
  • Malek Wan Daud (1991)
  • Nicola Braganza (1992)
  • Helen Curtis (1992)
  • Valerie Easty (1992)
  • Alastair Edie (1992)
  • Julia Krish (1992)
  • Allison Munroe (1992)
  • Henry Drayton (1993)
  • Sandra Fisher (1993)
  • Kevin Gannon (1993)
  • Mark Gatley (1993)
  • Rajeev Thacker (1993)
  • Navita Atreya (1994)
  • Liz Davies (1994)
  • David Jones (1994)
  • Keir Monteith (1994)
  • Duran Seddon (1994)
  • Dafna Spiro (1994)
  • Amina Ahmed (1995)
  • Grace Brown (1995)
  • Gregor Ferguson (1995)
  • Edward Grieves (1995)
  • Amanda Weston (1995)
  • David Emanuel (1996)
  • Sean Horstead (1996)
  • Birinder Kang (1996)
  • Louise Hooper (1997)
  • Anya Lewis (1997)
  • Patrick Lewis (1997)
  • Sharon Love (1997)
  • Di Middleton (1997)
  • Roger Pezzani (1997)
  • Maya Sikand (1997)
  • Jacqueline Vallejo (1997)
  • Nick Wrack (1997)
  • Adrian Berry (1998)
  • Adrian Marshall Williams (1998)
  • Katherine Marks (1998)
  • Mai-Ling Savage (1998)
  • Paul Troop (1998)
  • Rebekah Wilson (1998)
  • Michelle Brewer (1999)
  • Emma Favata (1999)
  • Femi Omere (1999)
  • Beth O’Reilly (1999)
  • Hannah Rought-Brooks (1999)
  • Ronan Toal (1999)
  • Minka Braun (2000)
  • Ed Elliott (2000)
  • Catherine O’Donnell (2000)
  • Sam Parham (2000)
  • Marina Sergides (2000)
  • Christian Wasunna (2000)
  • Felicity Williams (2000)
  • Navtej Singh Ahluwalia (2001)
  • Kate Aubrey-Johnson (2001)
  • Allison Bailey (2001)
  • Tim Baldwin (2001)
  • Desmond Rutledge (2001)
  • Sadat Sayeed (2001)
  • Paramjit Ahluwalia (2002)
  • Sareta Ashraph (2002)
  • Brenda Campbell (2002)
  • Stella Harris (2002)
  • Victoria Meads (2002)
  • Maya Naidoo (2002)
  • Sam Robinson (2002)
  • Irena Sabic (2002)
  • Colin Yeo (2002)
  • John Beckley (2003)
  • Alex Rose (2003)
  • Abigail Smith (2003)
  • Bansi Soni (2003)
  • Tom Wainwright (2003)
  • Abigail Bache (2004)
  • Andrew Eaton (2004)
  • Davina Krishnan (2004)
  • Christopher McWatters (2004)
  • Mark Symes (2004)
  • William Tautz (2004)
  • Joanne Cecil (2005)
  • Justine Compton (2005)
  • Vikki Kerly (2005)
  • Stephen Marsh (2005)
  • Lucie Wibberley (2005)
  • Hossein Zahir (2005)
  • Sarah Hemingway (2006)
  • Artis Kakonge (2006)
  • Stephen Lue (2006)
  • Shu Shin Luh (2006)
  • Anna Morris (2006)
  • Ann Osborne (2006) (2016)
  • Greg Ó Ceallaigh (2006)
  • Victoria Burgess (2006)
  • Omar Shibli (2006)
  • Anthony Vaughan (2006)
  • Alex Grigg (2007)
  • Kirsten Heaven (2007)
  • Giles Newell (2007)
  • Richard Reynolds (2007)
  • Jo Wilding (2007)
  • Shahida Begum (2008)
  • Helen Foot (2008)
  • Gemma Loughran (2008)
  • James Mehigan (2008)
  • David Renton (2008)
  • Ali Bandegani (2009)
  • Raza Halim (2009)
  • Bryony Poynor (2009)
  • Jacob Bindman (2010)
  • Paul Clark (2010)
  • Emma Fenn (2010)
  • Russell Fraser (2010)
  • Michael Goold (2010)
  • Owen Greenhall (2010)
  • Connor Johnston (2010)
  • Grainne Mellon (2010)
  • Bijan Hoshi (2011)
  • Emma Fitzsimons (2011)
  • Taimour Lay (2011)
  • Maria Moodie (2011)
  • Catherine Oborne (2011)
  •  Ifeanyi Odogwu (2011)
  • James Holmes (2011)
  • Tom Stoate (2011)
  • Naomi Wiseman (2011)
  • David Sellwood (2012)
  • Tessa Buchanan (2012)
  • Grace Capel (2012)
  • Una Morris (2012)
  • David Neale (2013)
  • Tom Copeland (2013)
  • Susan Wright (2013)
  • Sebastian Elgueta (2014)
  • Mark George QC (1976) (QC 2009) *
  • Peter Weatherby QC (1992) (QC 2012) *
  • David Watkinson (1980) *
  • Elizabeth Woodcraft (1980) *
  • Mary McKeone (1986) *
  •  Alex Sharpe (1988)*
  • Nicos Trimikliniotis (1993) *
  • Dr Mary Malecka (1994) *
  • Shereener Browne (1996) *
  • Alex Offer (1998) *
  • Rahim Shamji (2000) *
  • Gul Hussain (2000) *
  • Kamran Choudhury (2001) *
  • Anthony Harrison (2004)*
  • Terry McGuinness (2009)*
  • Hannah Tonkin (2013) *
  • * Associate Tenant

Types of work undertaken
Administrative and public law; civil liberties and human rights (claims against the police and public authorities; immigration detention civil claims; inquests and inquiries and prison law); social welfare; Court of Protection; criminal defence; education; employment and discrimination law; environmental law; extradition law; family law (children law, financial remedies and international family law); fraud; housing law; immigration law (asylum and human rights, business and private); mental health law; planning law; property law; regulatory law; Romani Gypsy and Traveller rights; welfare benefits. Garden Court International provides advice, representation and training to clients worldwide on best practice in criminal law and procedure, international human rights and humanitarian law. Garden Court Mediation provides an alternative dispute resolution service in all types of civil disputes. A growing number of Garden Court Chambers’ barristers are eligible to accept work directly from lay clients as part of the public access scheme.

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