Garden Court North Chambers are pleased to announce that following successful completion of their pupillages, Joseph Markus and Natalie Wilkins have both accepted the invitation to become tenants.

Joseph Markus: Joe's practice covers immigration, housing, public law, discrimination and welfare rights. He has a particular interest in Gypsy-Traveller cases. Joseph is instructed in one of the lead judicial review challenges to the exceptional case funding regime, now before the Court of Appeal, along with several other exceptional funding cases and judicial review challenges to immigration, community care and homelessness decisions. Before coming to the Bar, Joe worked in the Registry of the ECHR where he worked on a wide range of admissibility cases and decisions, as well as drafting sections of judgments.

Natalie Wilkins: Natalie's practice mainly covers immigration and asylum, housing, employment, family and public law. She also has experience of other areas of chambers work, including actions against the police, criminal law, inquests and prison law. Before pupillage, Natalie worked for a large firm of solicitors specialising in legal aid work where she undertook a substantial amount of immigration-related public law work, mostly for clients in detention, including urgent removals. She is currently instructed on a number of judicial reviews challenging delay in initial asylum decision-making. Before coming to the bar Natalie worked for United Nations in South Sudan and New York and for an NGO in Uganda. Natalie is a committee member of Young Legal Aid Lawyers.

Please speak to the clerks on 0161 817 6377 for more details on Joseph or Natalie's practice.