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Garden Court Chambers
Garden Court Chambers

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London Bar > Crime

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Owen Greenhall – Garden Court Chambers ‘Owen is simply brilliant. He has a sharp mind and is able to think quickly on his feet. He has the respect of the court but is also able to communicate with clients so as not to lose their trust. He is a rare beast in that he has a criminal and civil practice – both of which complement – he is a master of both.

Excellent setGarden Court Chambers is noted for housing ‘notable heavyweights in the Court of Appeal‘, and has established strength in defending in complex terrorism, sex offence and murder cases, particularly those involving vulnerable defendants. In a prominent case highlight, David Emanuel QC and Owen Greenhall represented Justin Lawrance in an appeal against convictions for rape due to lying about having a vasectomy. The Court of Appeal quashed those specific convictions on the grounds that lies about fertility were incapable of negating consent to sex; however, Lawrance will continue to serve sentences for other convictions for rape. In another matter before the Court of Appeal, Judy Khan QC represented Sterling Christie, Winston Trew, and George Griffiths, three members of the ‘Oval Four’ who were convicted in 1972 for alleged theft; their convictions were quashed after the court heard that the senior investigating officer in the case was found to be corrupt.