News

Chambers news 5 December 2011

Out of time IPP sentence appeal succeeds

The IPP sentence was quashed and a determinate sentence substituted, resulting in the Appellant's immediate release.

Chambers news 16 November 2011

Distance learning policy at HMP Wakefield declared unlawful

Garden Court North Chambers' Jared Ficklin represented the successful Claimants.

Chambers news 3 October 2011

Mistake of fact: High Court quashes Parole Board decision and orders a new hearing

The Claimant was represented by Vijay Jagadesham of Garden Court North Chambers.

Chambers news 29 September 2011

Florida executes inmate after 33 years on death row

Mark George QC was asked by Reprieve to draft an amicus curiae brief on behalf of, amongst others, the Bar Human Rights Committee.

Chambers news 28 September 2011

Lancashire teacher cleared of sex assaults on pupils

The Defendant was represented by Garden Court North Chambers' Mark George QC.

Chambers news 30 October 2010

Supreme Court ruling on HDC for prisoners

Garden Court North Chambers' Pete Weatherby and Andy Fitzpatrick appeared for the Appellant.

Chambers news 30 November 2009

Prison JR: SSJ acted unlawfully in respect of the transfer of IPP prisoners to open conditions

Vijay Jagadesham represented the Claimant.

Chambers news 30 September 2008

Public inquiry opens into death in prison custody

A public inquiry opens today into the self-inflicted death of Bernard "Sonny" Lodge who died on 28 February at HMP Manchester in 1998.

Chambers news 17 March 2006

Appeal against conviction clarifies offence of “doing an act outraging public decency”

The High Court allowed the appeal and quashed the conviction on the basis that such offence had to be witnessed.

Chambers news 7 March 2006

JR elicits clarification of Section 25 of the Magistrates Courts Act 1980

The Claimant was represented by Garden Court North Chambers' Pete Weatherby.

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