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www.gcnchambers.co.uk

Regional Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

Multi-disciplinary set Garden Court North Chambers houses β€˜a large number of counsel who are very skilled in presenting immigration and asylum cases’. Criminal defence, personal injury, social housing, Court of Protection and inquests work are other core areas of expertise. Recent headline instructions include multiple members acting for 73 of the victims in the Grenfell Tower inquiry. Chambers director Sarah Wright leads the clerking team, which β€˜always goes the extra mile to help’. Offices in: Manchester

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Regional Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

Multi-disciplinary set Garden Court North Chambers houses β€˜a large number of counsel who are very skilled in presenting immigration and asylum cases’. Criminal defence, personal injury, social housing, Court of Protection and inquests work are other core areas of expertise. Recent headline instructions include multiple members acting for 73 of the victims in the Grenfell Tower inquiry. Chambers director Sarah Wright leads the clerking team, which β€˜always goes the extra mile to help’. Offices in: Manchester

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Regional Bar : Northern Circuit

Court of Protection

Garden Court North Chambers’ Court of Protection team handles a broad spectrum of cases, including mental health and mental capacity matters, deprivation of liberty cases and health and welfare disputes concerning residence, contact and care issues. Ben McCormack is a key contact.

Court of Protection – Leading juniors

Ben McCormack - Garden Court North Chambers β€˜A passionate advocate, with encyclopaedic knowledge of community care, mental capacity and housing law.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Crime

Garden Court North Chambers is well known for acting for the defence in large-scale drugs conspiracies, historic and recent sexual abuse cases as well as murder trials. In 2017, Pete Weatherby QC and Nina Grahame acted for the father in a case involving the alleged murder of a baby shortly after birth; the father was acquitted.

Crime – Leading silks

Mark George QC - Garden Court North Chambers β€˜Very experienced in murder and serious sexual offences cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Nina Grahame - Garden Court North Chambers β€˜She combines excellent legal knowledge with incisive legal analysis and fearless advocacy.’

Ranked: tier 1

Pete Weatherby QC - Garden Court North Chambers β€˜A brilliant advocate with the human touch.’

Ranked: tier 1
Crime – Leading juniors

Brigid Baillie - Garden Court North Chambers β€˜She is excellent at cross-examining vulnerable witnesses.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Inquests and inquiries

Garden Court North Chambers is well known for its expertise in inquests, in which the group frequently acts for bereaved families. Pete Weatherby QC is leading a team representing 73 victims in the Grenfell Tower inquiry, while Kate Stone is acting for the mother in the ongoing inquest into the death of 13-month old Poppi Worthington.

Inquests and inquiries – Leading silks

Pete Weatherby QC - Garden Court North Chambers β€˜An excellent strategist, who approaches cases with the discipline of a military commander about to face the battlefield.’

Ranked: tier 1
Inquests and inquiries – Leading juniors

Kate Stone - Garden Court North Chambers β€˜She is conscientious and great with vulnerable clients.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Leading sets
Northern Circuit – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

Garden Court North Chambers (Manchester)

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Public law

Viewed as β€˜a leader in the field of immigration law’, Garden Court North Chambers’ β€˜very strong’ public law group has established expertise in high-profile cases pertaining to asylum, nationality, human trafficking and social rights matters. Recent case highlights for the set include Secretary of State for Work and Pensions v Gubeladze, in which the Court of Appeal judged that the UK’s decision to extend the Worker Registration Scheme from 2009 to 2011 was unlawful; R (AT) v Secretary of State for the Home Department, concerning the removal of statutory appeal rights and implementation of an administrative review process for foreign national spouses who were victims of domestic violence; and R (Kiarie) v Secretary of State for the Home Department, in which the Supreme Court found the process of requiring a foreign national offender to be deported before appealing against the decision from outside the country to be unfair.

Public law – Leading silks

Pete Weatherby QC - Garden Court North Chambers β€˜He takes command of a court with the breadth of his legal knowledge.’

Ranked: tier 1
Public law – Leading juniors

Ben McCormack - Garden Court North Chambers β€˜Noted for his expertise in social welfare matters.’

Ranked: tier 1

Camille Warren - Garden Court North Chambers β€˜Recommended for a wide range of immigration and asylum claims.’

Ranked: tier 1

Joseph Markus - Garden Court North Chambers β€˜Incredibly bright, passionate and fantastic with clients.’

Ranked: tier 1

James Stark - Garden Court North Chambers β€˜A junior with drive and complete commitment to his cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Kerry Smith - Garden Court North Chambers β€˜She remains extremely calm under pressure.’

Ranked: tier 1

Lucy Mair - Garden Court North Chambers β€˜She has a brilliant legal mind and is extremely persuasive on her feet.’

Ranked: tier 1

Matthew Stanbury - Garden Court North Chambers β€˜Bold and unafraid to tackle complex cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Rory O’Ryan - Garden Court North Chambers β€˜Recommended for complex asylum and immigration cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Tom Royston - Garden Court North Chambers β€˜He is great with vulnerable clients.’

Ranked: tier 1

Tasaddat Hussain - Garden Court North Chambers β€˜Highly experienced in human rights and immigration matters.’

Ranked: tier 1

Vijay Jagadesham - Garden Court North Chambers β€˜He finds unconventional solutions to problems.’

Ranked: tier 1

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