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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.

Chambers news 18 Dec 2017

No case to answer in a prosecution alleging the murder of a baby by his parents and leave to appeal refused to the prosecution by the Court of Appeal

Garden Court North Chambers' Pete Weatherby QC and Nina Grahame represented C, the father of the baby.

Chambers news 24 Nov 2017

DWP unlawfully delayed paying carer benefits for 4 years

Tom Royston, a barrister at Garden Court North Chambers, appeared in Secretary of State for Work and Pensions v Fileccia [2017] EWCA Civ 1907.

Chambers news 07 Nov 2017

Worker registration scheme found to be unlawful

Hundreds of thousands of EU workers were unlawfully required to register with the Home Office and others were unlawfully deprived of benefits.

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