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Blog 7 February 2020

Bereavement benefit rules discriminatory and incompatible with ECHR rights, rules High Court

Five children and their two fathers, whose families were refused bereavement benefit after the mother died, have won an important judicial review case in the...

Blog 27 January 2020

Court of Appeal reduces fracking protester sentence and affirms that the courts attach great weight to the right to peaceful protest

The Court of Appeal has allowed the appeal of three anti-fracking protesters in part. This was the first case of protesters being found in contempt...

Blog 19 November 2019

Ian Macdonald QC 1939-2019

The death of Ian Macdonald QC, a barrister notable as a pioneer of committed anti-racist legal practice, was announced on 12 November 2019. Ian’s contribution is...

Blog 5 November 2019

Winners – Regional Set of the Year – The Chambers Bar Awards 2019

Garden Court North Chambers are delighted to have been voted the Regional Set of the Year at the Chambers Bar Awards 2019

Blog 3 September 2019

Richard Brigden acting for protesters in landmark injunction case

Today the High Court gave its ruling in the first known case of protesters being found in contempt of court for breaching an injunction which...

Blog 19 July 2019

Government approach to disability benefit regulations rejected by Supreme Court: Secretary of State for Work and Pensions v MM [2019] UKSC 34 (18 July 2019)

The rejection of a narrow and technical approach to the scope of individual descriptors should help minimise situations where a person falls through the cracks...

Blog 2 May 2019

An Assessment of Judge de Prada’s dissent, in the Karadžić Appeals Judgment, on genocide in seven Bosnian municipalities

Aarif Abraham considers the impact of the dissent by Judge de Prada on Karadžić’s affirmed acquittal for genocide in certain Bosnian municipalities.

Blog 15 April 2019

The end of Section 21 evictions

Ciara Bartlam looks at the government’s decision to abolish section 21 evictions and the positive impact on housing stability.

Blog 15 March 2019

100 years in Law – Women in Silk

Clare Ashcroft, barrister at Garden Court North Chambers, looks at the history of women in law and where we are 100 hundred years later.

Blog 21 December 2018

Barbarism Is Beneath Us (Part 5)

Aarif Abraham discusses, in a five-part series, the challenges applicants from States across Europe face when seeking remedies at the European Court of Human Rights.

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