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The Chambers: Over 40 years ago, Garden Court Chambers was founded on a commitment to hold state agents to account and promote fundamental human rights and freedoms. These principles are reflected throughout its work and embodied in its motto, 'Do right, fear no-one'.

Garden Court is one of the largest and most high-profile barristers' chambers in the UK with almost 200 barristers, including 24 QCs. The set provides a wealth of expertise across criminal defence, civil liberties, public law, inquest law, housing law, immigration, family law, social welfare and international law. Its passion for human rights and social justice has shaped the development of law in these areas, with many of its members acting in some of the most important, precedent-setting cases in the UK today.

Throughout its history Garden Court has worked with campaigning organisations and individuals to fight injustice and inequality. It has advised and worked alongside organisations targeting a diverse range of issues, from asylum rights, to disability rights, women's rights, racial equality, human trafficking and access to justice.

Between 2015 and 2017, Garden Court's awards included:

  • Winner of Chambers Diversity Initiative of the year, UK Diversity Legal Awards 2017
  • Crime Set of the Year, Legal 500 Awards (finalists 2016 and 2017, winners 2015)
  • Public Law Set of the Year 2017, Legal 500 Awards (finalists)
  • Bar Pro Bono Award 2017 (Garden Court Chambers Family Team)
  • Human Rights and Public Law Set of the Year 2016, Chambers UK Bar Awards
  • Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards (finalists 2016 and 2017, winners 2015)
  • Outstanding Achievement Award, Modern Law Awards 2016

Types of work undertaken: Administrative and public law; civil liberties and human rights (claims against the police and public authorities; immigration detention civil claims; inquests and inquiries and prison law); social welfare; Court of Protection; criminal defence; education; employment and discrimination law; environmental law; extradition law; family law (Children law, financial remedies and international family law); fraud; housing law; immigration law (asylum and human rights, business and private); mental health law; planning law; property law; regulatory law; Romani Gypsy and Traveller rights; welfare benefits.

Garden Court International provides advice, representation and training to clients worldwide on best practice in criminal law and procedure, international human rights and humanitarian law.

Garden Court Mediation provides an alternative dispute resolution service in all types of civil disputes.

A growing number of Garden Court Chambers' barristers are eligible to accept work directly from lay clients as part of the public access scheme.

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