How to guides

In this section of the website you will find Garden Court North Chambers’ How to Guides. Each Guide has been written by a barrister in Chambers and provides information about a given area of law. If you have any suggestions for topics for future guides, please email them to the Practice Management Team at

The right to protest and the policing of protests by Richard Brigden

Richard Brigden, a criminal defence and appeals barrister at Garden Court North Chambers, considers the right to protest and the policing of protests.

Discretion in the First Tier Tribunal by Jonathan Holt

The Secretary of State for the Home Departments (SSHD) enjoys a wide use of discretion in various aspects of her decision making ability.

Funding Criminal Appeals by Matthew Stanbury

This Guide provides a brief outline on the rules governing the availability of public funding in the area of criminal appeals.

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