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Heads of Chambers: Leslie Thomas QC, Judy Khan QC, Marc Willers QC
Director of Clerking: Colin Cook
Chambers’ Director: Glenn Fletcher
Housing Practice Manager: Tim Hempsted
Public Law and Social Welfare Practice Manager: Emma Nash
Immigration Practice Manager: Lisa O’Leary
Family Practice Manager: Paul Sams
Crime Practice Manager: Charlie Tennent
Tenants: 194

THE CHAMBERS
Garden Court Chambers is a number one ranked barristers’ chambers committed to fighting injustice, defending human rights and upholding the rule of law. It advises solicitors, members of the public, organisations and businesses across the UK and around the world.

Its motto, ‘Do right, fear no one’, embodies its longstanding ethos: it is dedicated to fighting your corner, no matter how powerful the opponent.

Garden Court has a proud history of winning ground-breaking cases of constitutional importance. Its legal challenges have overturned great injustices in many landmark decisions.

Equally, its barristers fight hard for clients in countless cases that don’t hit the headlines, but are nonetheless vital for defending the rights of those it represents.

It is the largest barristers’ chambers in London with over 190 leading barristers, including 26 QCs. It offers clients an unrivalled breadth and depth of inter-disciplinary expertise.

Between 2015 and 2019, Garden Court’s awards included:
■Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards (winners in 2019 and 2015 and finalists in 2017 and 2016)
■ Crime Silk of the Year, Legal 500 Awards 2019
■ Winner of Lawyer of the Year, UK Diversity Legal Awards 2018
■ Winner of Chambers Diversity Initiative of the Year and Lifetime Achievment Award, 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
■ 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; prison law and protest 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 significant number of Garden Court Chambers’ barristers are eligible to accept work directly from lay clients as part of the public access scheme.

Members

Ian Macdonald QC (1963) (QC-1988)

Ian Peddie QC (1971) (QC-1992)

Henry Blaxland QC (1978) (QC-2002)

Icah Peart QC (1978) (QC-2002)

Laurie Fransman QC (1979) (QC-2000)

Stephen Kamlish QC (1979) (QC-2003)

Michael Turner QC (1981) (QC-2002)

James Scobie QC (1984) (QC-2010)

Bernard Tetlow QC (1984) (QC-2011)

Marc Willers QC (1987) (QC-2014)

Dexter Dias QC (1988) (QC-2009)

Leslie Thomas QC (1988) (QC-2014)

Peter Wilcock QC (1988) (QC-2012)

Judy Khan QC (1989) (QC-2010)

Stephanie Harrison QC (1991) (QC-2013)

Michael Ivers QC (1991) (QC-2016)

Ali Naseem Bajwa QC (1993) (QC-2011)

Rajiv Menon QC (1993) (QC-2011)

Di Middleton QC (1997) (QC-2017)

Clare Wade QC (1990) (QC-2018)

Sonali Naik QC (1991) (QC-2018)

Amanda Weston QC (1995) (QC-2018)

Brenda Campbell QC (2002) (QC-2018)

Keir Monteith QC (1994) (QC-2019)

David Emanuel QC (1996) (QC-2019)

Hossein Zahir QC (2005) (QC-2019)

Richard Harvey (1971)

Michael House (1972)

Marguerite Russell (1972)

Sarah Forster (1976)

Patrick Roche (1977)

Lalith de Kauwe (1978)

Ben Beaumont (1978)

Kathryn Cronin (1980)

Celia Graves (1981)

Michael Hall (1983)

Ravinder Rahal (1983)

Stephen Cottle (1984)

Nerida Harford-Bell (1984)

Peter Jorro (1986)

Amanda Meusz (1986)

Sorrel Dixon (1987)

Christopher Williams (1988)

William (Bill) Evans (1988)

Piers Mostyn (1989)

Alistair Polson (1989)

Alex Taylor-Camara (1989)

Rebecca Chapman (1990)

Edward Fitzpatrick (1990)

Bethan Harris (1990)

Carol Hawley (1990)

Colin Hutchinson (1990)

Maggie Jones (1990)

Dinah Loeb (1990) (2004)

Peter Rowlands (1990)

Stephen Simblet (1991)

Malek Wan Daud (1991)

Nicola Braganza (1992)

Helen Curtis (1992)

Valerie Easty (1992)

Alastair Edie (1992)

Allison Munroe (1992)

Henry Drayton (1993)

Kevin Gannon (1993)

Mark Gatley (1993)

Rajeev Thacker (1993)

Navita Atreya (1994)

Liz Davies (1994)

David Jones (1994)

Duran Seddon (1994)

Amina Ahmed (1995)

Grace Brown (1995)

Gregor Ferguson (1995)

Edward Grieves (1995)

Sean Horstead (1996)

Birinder Kang (1996)

Louise Hooper (1997)

Anya Lewis (1997)

Patrick Lewis (1997)

Sharon Love (1997)

Roger Pezzani (1997)

Maya Sikand (1997)

Jacqueline Vallejo (1997)

Nick Wrack (1997)

Adrian Berry (1998)

Adrian Marshall Williams (1998)

Katherine Marks (1998)

Mai-Ling Savage (1998)

Paul Troop (1998)

Rebekah Wilson (1998)

Michelle Brewer (1999)

Emma Favata (1999)

Hugh Mullan (1999)

Hannah Rought-Brooks (1999)

Ronan Toal (1999)

Helen Butcher (1999)

Minka Braun (2000)

Ed Elliott (2000)

Catherine O’Donnell (2000)

Sam Parham (2000)

Marina Sergides (2000)

Christian Wasunna (2000)

Felicity Williams (2000)

Kate Aubrey-Johnson (2001)

Allison Bailey (2001)

Tim Baldwin (2001)

Desmond Rutledge (2001)

Sadat Sayeed (2001)

Stella Harris (2002)

Victoria Meads (2002)

Maya Naidoo (2002)

Sam Robinson (2002)

Irena Sabic (2002)

Colin Yeo (2002)

Maha Sardar (2002)

Alex Rose (2003)

Abigail Smith (2003)

Bansi Soni (2003)

Tom Wainwright (2003)

Abigail Bache (2004)

Andrew Eaton (2004)

Davina Krishnan (2004)

Christopher McWatters (2004)

Mark Symes (2004)

William Tautz (2004)

Joanne Cecil (2005)

Justine Compton (2005)

Stephen Marsh (2005)

Lucie Wibberley (2005)

Sarah Hemingway (2006)

Artis Kakonge (2006)

Stephen Lue (2006)

Shu Shin Luh (2006)

Anna Morris (2006)

Ann Osborne (Solicitor - 2006) (2016)

Greg Ó Ceallaigh (2006)

Victoria Burgess (2006)

Anthony Vaughan (2006)

Alex Grigg (2007)

Kirsten Heaven (2007)

Giles Newell (2007)

Richard Reynolds (2007)

Jo Wilding (2007)

Shahida Begum (2008)

Helen Foot (2008)

Gemma Loughran (2008)

James Mehigan (2008)

David Renton (2008)

Hannah Wyatt (2008)

Lyndsey Sambrooks-Wright (2008)

Ali Bandegani (2009)

Raza Halim (2009)

Bryony Poynor (2009)

Thalia Maragh (2009)

Jacob Bindman (2010)

Paul Clark (2010)

Emma Fenn (2010)

Russell Fraser (2010)

Michael Goold (2010)

Owen Greenhall (2010)

Connor Johnston (2010)

Grainne Mellon (2010)

Gerwyn Wise (2010)

Bijan Hoshi (2011)

Emma Fitzsimons (2011)

Taimour Lay (2011)

Maria Moodie (2011)

Catherine Oborne (2011)

Ifeanyi Odogwu (2011)

James Holmes (2011)

Tom Stoate (2011)

Naomi Wiseman (2011)

Nisha Bambhra (2011)

Alia K.A. Mohammad (2011)

Mukhtiar Singh (2011)

David Sellwood (2012)

Tessa Buchanan (2012)

Grace Capel (2012)

Una Morris (2012)

Tom Copeland (2013)

Susan Wright (2013)

Sebastian Elgueta (2014)

Stephen Clark (2013)

Miranda Butler (2013)

Sophie Caseley (2013)

Sebastian Elgueta (2014)

Katherine Duncan (2014)

Monifa Walters-Thompson (2014)

Laura Jane Miller (2015)

Laura Profumo (2016)

Tihomir Mak (2016)

Courtenay Barklem (2016)

Navida Quadi (2018)

Mark George QC (1976) (QC-2009) *

Peter Weatherby QC (1992) (QC-2012) *

Gul Nawaz Mahboob Hussain QC (2000) (QC-2018)

David Watkinson (1980) *

Elizabeth Woodcraft (1980) *

Mary McKeone (1986) *

Alex Sharpe (1988)*

Nicos Trimikliniotis (1993) *

Dr Mary Malecka (1994) *

Smitah Shah (2002) *

Anthony Harrison (2004)*

Terry McGuinness (2009)*

Dr Hannah Tonkin (2013) *

Audrey Cherryl Mogan (2014)

Meredoc McMinn (2015)

Adrienne Copithorne (2018)*

Dr Peter Dunne*

Professor Kathleen Lahey*

Professor Iyiola Solanke*

* Associate Tenant