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Blog 18 Jan 2018

Can the Welsh Government achieve its goals with the proposed “smacking ban”?

Mark Pritchard, a pupil barrister at Garden Court North Chambers, considers the Welsh Government’s proposal.

Blog 12 Jan 2018

The scope of legal aid in damages claims relating to unlawful eviction

Garden Court North Chambers' James Stark explains why damages claims for unlawful eviction are in scope for legal aid funding.

Blog 10 Jan 2018

Why England needs the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation and Liability for Housing Standards) Bill

Andrew Byles, a housing barrister, writes about the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation and Liability for Housing Standards) Bill.

Blog 08 Jan 2018

Questions arising from the release of “the Black Cab Rapist” John Worboys

In this blog Garden Court North Chambers' Matthew Stanbury, a specialist in criminal law and prison law, answers some of those questions.

Blog 19 Dec 2017

All about P – Enabling people to fully participate in Court of Protection proceedings

Ben McCormack, an experienced Court of Protection practitioner, on how to ensure that those without capacity are best involved in decision making.

Blog 19 Dec 2017

Why the policy of “believe the complainant” was behind the failure of disclosure in the case of Liam Allan

Mark George QC on why no decent police officer should have any interest in convicting an innocent person.

Blog 30 Nov 2017

When is rent in advance not rent in advance?

Elizabeth Mottershaw, a barrister at Garden Court North Chambers, considers attempts by landlords to evade the rules on protecting tenancy deposits.

Blog 24 Nov 2017

The Miner and the Police Officer – why a photograph matters

Mark George QC writes about about how Don McPhee's iconic photograph inspires us in our work defending people who stand up for what they believe.

Blog 23 Nov 2017

Domestic violence settlement applications and appeal rights

Lucy Mair, of Garden Court North Chambers, explores R (AT) v Secretary of State for the Home Department.

Blog 21 Nov 2017

Representing the vulnerable in criminal proceedings

Clare Ashcroft, a barrister at Garden Court North Chambers, writes about representing vulnerable defendants in criminal proceedings.

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