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Chambers news 14 Sep 2018

The Northern Housing Conference: Housing law update, homelessness and the role of the law

Chambers' James Stark will be speaking about "absolute possession orders and how to avoid them" at NWHLPG's Conference on September 19th 2018.

Chambers news 30 Aug 2018

Supreme Court declares law denying unmarried people widowed parent’s allowance incompatible with Convention rights

Tom Royston acted for CPAG in the matter of an application by Siobhan McLaughlin for Judicial Review (Northern Ireland) [2018] UKSC 48.

Chambers news 07 Aug 2018

Permission granted in Parole Board independence case

A serving prisoner, represented by Matthew Stanbury, has been granted permission to challenge the independence of the Parole Board in a claim for judicial review.

Chambers news 18 Jul 2018

Following judicial review, the DWP accepts it must pay up to an extra £150,000,000 to correct ESA errors in up to 70,000 cases

Tom Royston discusses R (Smith) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions JR/1249/2018.

Chambers news 14 Jun 2018

Crime Team AGFS announcement

Garden Court North Chambers’ Crime Team is now accepting instructions in cases with representation orders dated 1st April 2018 or after.

Chambers news 10 Mar 2018

Garden Court North Chambers will implement the policy of “No Returns” in all criminal cases in the Crown Court from 25th May 2018

From 25th May 2018 members of Garden Court North Chambers will no longer accept the return to them of criminal briefs from other barristers.

Chambers news 04 Mar 2018

The Supreme Court grants permission to appeal in Samuels v Birmingham City Council

Garden Court North Chambers' James Stark, instructed by the Community Law Partnership, has appeared for Ms Samuels throughout.

Chambers news 01 Mar 2018

Garden Court North Chambers will not take any criminal work under representation orders dated from 1st April 2018

The new Advocates’ Graduated Fee Scheme will result in a significant overall cut in fees, putting the future of the publicly funded criminal bar at stake.

Chambers news 30 Jan 2018

Supreme Court allows appeal and settles law relating to interest accruing on non-payment of confiscation orders and whether or not interest impacts on default term

Pete Weatherby QC and Matthew Stanbury succeed before the Supreme Court in R (Gene Gibson) v Secretary of State for Justice.

Chambers news 05 Jan 2018

Peter Hodson – Happy Retirement

After 23 years at the Bar, most of them spent at Garden Court North Chambers, Peter Hodson has decided to retire from practice.

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