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Pete Weatheby QC to speak at the screening of documentary Fallout alongside Paddy Hill and Robert Brown

Pete Weatherby QC is speaking at a screening of Say I’m Innocent, a documentary on the post prison experiences of four exonerated prisoners, including Paddy Hill, one of the Birmingham Six, and Robert...


Report by Pete Weatherby QC on behalf of BHRC finds violations of fair trial rights in Turkey

BHRC released its trial observations from the first substantive proceedings against journalists in Turkey in June 2017. The trial observation report, written by Pete Weatherby QC, raises serious concern...


How to Secure Fairness in Asylum and Immigration Conference

Garden Court North Chambers’ Immigration Team is recognised as one of the leading sets in the country for its provision of specialist advice on all aspects of asylum, immigration and nationality law....


Late mandatory reconsideration scheme ruled unlawful

The Upper Tribunal (UT) has today declared the Government’s restrictions on access to the social security appeals system to be unlawful, in a test case brought by Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) and...


Tom Royston wins Legal Aid Newcomer of the Year 2017

Social welfare law specialist Tom Royston was announced the winner of the prestigious Legal Aid Newcomer at the 15th Legal Aid Practitioners Group (LAPG) Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards.


British lawyers fly out to Athens to provide free legal support to refugees

Garden Court North Chambers barrister, Natalie Wilkins, is travelling to Athens today (10 July) for one week to participate in the Immigration Law Practitioners Association’s Athens Legal Support Project....


Legislative scheme governing the disclosure of “spent” convictions is “not in accordance with the law”

The claimants were individuals affected by the current legislation governing when a conviction is deemed to be “spent” under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and when a criminal record must be...


Discredited Offending Behaviour Programmes

If you are a long-term prisoner and you want to be released more quickly, you will need to satisfy the Parole Board that your risk has been reduced. If you are a “lifer”, then if you want to be released...

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