Crime and Protest Rights

‘Garden Court North is a leading human rights set with a small but dynamic team of barristers specialising in complex criminal cases.’

– The Legal 500, 2023.

Our specialist Crime and Protest Rights team undertake defence work before the Magistrates Court, Crown Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and the European Court of Human Rights. The team has expertise in international criminal law and the application of international human rights law in criminal and protest related proceedings.

The team is committed to ensuring that a defendant’s fundamental rights are protected throughout criminal proceedings. The strength of this commitment to each client’s rights distinguishes Garden Court North Chambers’ barristers from the rest. The client remains the focus throughout the preparation and presentation of each case and remains fully involved in the process. Our barristers are often go-to counsel for cases where clients have complex needs. This is because of the team’s compassionate and sensitive approach and our specialist experience of the complex legal and procedural challenges in cases involving psychiatric and psychological issues.

Members of the Team are always happy to offer assistance to professional clients in relation to complex strategic decisions, including support from the earliest pre-charge stages of a case.

‘They provide committed, knowledgeable and excellent advocates in criminal law…supported by colleagues in Chambers with a unique insight into public law, mental health and prison law.’
– The Legal 500, 2022
Some of the best silks in the North West now supported by a strong team of juniors.’
– The Legal 500, 2021
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