It has been 40 years since Garden Court Chambers was established. Throughout their history they have worked with thousands of campaigning organisations and individuals to fight injustice and inequality.
Leading multi-disciplinary chambers
Their multi-disciplinary expertise has proved vital to clients where cases bridge a number of areas. This innovative approach has enabled us to contribute to developments in the law. It continues to give us an advantage in terms of the service they offer and they understand the demand for help with issues where traditional specialisms overlap. Garden Court has over 180 tenants from a wide range of backgrounds, working in and across criminal defence, family law, housing, immigration and public law.
they have an on-going history of ground-breaking cases
Garden Court has been involved in many landmark cases and decisions, particularly in the areas of crime, immigration, claims against the police and public authorities and inquests. they have acted in many of the recent anti-terrorism cases and have historically been involved in overturning great miscarriages of justice, including the Birmingham Six and the case of Derek Bentley.
A passionate belief in human rights and social justice
Garden Court has always been driven by their strong ethics and a passionate belief in human rights and social justice. This affects all of their practice areas and is reflected in their work. At the same time they preserve their duty of independence. chave advised and represented organisations such as JUSTICE, LIBERTY, the Equal Opportunities Commission, Disability Rights Commission and Commission for Racial Equality.
Many of their barristers also undertake a substantial amount of pro-bono work and they have won the Bar Pro Bono Award.
The progression of civil liberties and access for all to social justice is important to us. Consequently they aim to support other organisations that support their agenda of inclusion and their commitment to diversity and equality. Every member of chambers contributes to a ‘Special Fund’ which supports the work of smaller organisations to carry out legal, campaigning or charitable work in defence of civil liberties and social justice.