News releases

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 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 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 28 Jun 2017

Specialist housing barristers to provide free legal advice to Greater Manchester residents living in tower blocks following the Grenfell Tower fire

Manchester based Garden Court North Chambers is offering free legal advice to any residents’ associations or groups about safety issues.

Chambers news 27 Jun 2017

Barristers from Garden Court North Chambers join a coalition of human rights organisations and experts calling for the release of Ahmed Mansoor

A coalition of notable figures and organisations today issued a joint letter calling for the immediate release of Ahmed Mansoor.

Chambers news 03 May 2017

Garden Court North Chambers recognised for outstanding work during the Hillsborough Inquests

Garden Court North Chambers are pleased to announce that we have recently been awarded two “Outstanding Achievement" awards.

Chambers news 05 Apr 2017

HM Courts and Tribunals Service’s plans for late court sittings are condemned by Garden Court North Chambers’ Barristers and Staff

HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) recently announced plans to pilot late sittings in various criminal and civil courts from next month.

Chambers news 27 Mar 2017

Matthew Stanbury and Ann Cotcher QC represent student acquitted of raping his former girlfriend

The prosecution has offered no evidence against Elgan Varney, with not guilty verdicts recorded against him on all counts.

Chambers news 16 Nov 2016

Hillsborough Lawyers Win Modern Law’s Outstanding Achievement Award for 2016

The Hillsborough Inquest Lawyers have been awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award for 2016 by Modern Law.

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