Since its inception Garden Court North Chambers has striven to be a leader in the field of public law. Many of our Members are regularly involved in public law and human rights challenges across all areas of law, including immigration and asylum, housing and homelessness, community care, mental health, prison, inquest, welfare benefits and criminal law. Our involvement in these areas has been assisted by and has assisted the development of the Administrative Court in Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds.
Chambers has long recognised that public law challenges are a key method of upholding and furthering the rights of the citizen against the State.
Administrative law remedies inform all areas of Chambers' practice and Members of Chambers are alive to the possibilities for challenge to administrative decision-making, particularly in light of the Human Rights Act 1998.
Members of Chambers regularly provide training to other legal professionals in judicial review practice and procedure (including regular updates) and all areas engaging the exercise of public law functions.
Chambers has a commitment to legally aided work and therefore places emphasis on providing representation to individuals and community groups who may be affected adversely by poor quality administrative decision-making.
We have been annual sponsors of the Public Law Project "JR North" conference in Manchester since 2007.
"...this set remains a public law powerhouse in the North of England..."
Chambers and Partners 2011
"Garden Court North is widely accepted as the strongest public law set in the North of England..."
Chambers and Partners 2010
"Garden Court North is still the pre-eminent public law set in the North , drawing plaudits for its expertise across immigration, housing and prison law."
Chambers and Partners 2009
"Garden Court North Chambers celebrated a decade of publicly funded work in public law and crime, with counsel noted for an unswerving commitment to civil liberties."
Legal 500 2007