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YLAL North meeting : Hillsborough Inquests, Orgreave and on-going battles in public law

Date: Wednesday 15th June 2016
Location: Irwin Mitchell LLP, Riverside East, 2 Millsands, Sheffield, S3 8DT

GCN's Mark George QC will be speaking at the YLAL North meeting in Sheffield (15.6.16) on the subject of the Hillsborough inquests, along with two other campaigning human rights lawyers. All three speakers will be considering how the law can hold the powerful to account.


INQUEST Annual Northern Conference and Quiz: Funding, Inquest Practice and Procedure, and Post-inquest Remedies

Date: Thursday 16th June 2016
Location: Garden Court North Chambers, 3rd Floor, Blackfriars House, Parsonage, Manchester M3 2JA

GCN is pleased to be hosting and supporting the INQUEST half-day conference held in the north of England which will look at issues concerning funding, practice and procedure and post-inquest remedies. The conference will be followed by the annual INQUEST Quiz Up North fundraiser.


LASPO Update

Date: 10th January 2013
Location: Quaker Meeting House, Sheffield

A comprehensive update on all the changes now in force under LASPO 2012 Part 3 (Sentencing and the punishment of offenders)


Family Rights Autumn 2015 Seminars presented by the new GCN family rights team

Date: 30/9/15 | 6/10/15 | 21/10/15
Location: Garden Court North Chambers, Manchester

Presented by members of our specialist team and aimed at family practitioners, this seminar series marks the launch of the GCN family rights team and will explore developing areas of family law which overlap with human rights, immigration and international law. It culminates with an official launch event on Wednesday 21st October 2015 and an opportunity to hear from some prominent guest speakers working in this field.


Haldane Human Rights Lecture "Child Sex Abuse Inquiry: a road to justice?"

Date: 21 May 2015
Location: Arlington House, Bloom Street, Manchester M3 6AJ



Election Looming... Fight now for Legal Aid and Advice (Justice Alliance North event)

Date: Saturday 7th February 2015
Location: The Mechanics Institute, 103 Princess Street, Manchester M1 6DD

Share knowledge and experiences of how legal aid and other cuts in advice have affected different areas of law, with the opportunity to come up with ideas on how to fight back against the cuts.


YLAL North meeting: Court of Protection talk

Date: 9/9/15
Location: Garden Court North Chambers, 3rd Floor, Blackfriars House, Parsonage, Manchester M3 2JA

Ben McCormack from Garden Court North Chambers and YLAL member Katy Moulton from Irwin Mitchell will be speaking at this event about working in the Court of Protection and some of their latest cases. As usual there's also a chance to socialise with other YLAL members and get informal careers advice.


Current issues affecting victims of Trafficking (joint event with ATLEU)

Date: Thursday 22nd October 2015
Location: Garden Court North, 3rd Floor, Blackfriars House, Parsonage, Manchester M3 2JA

Garden Court North Chambers and ATLEU (Anti Trafficking and Labour Exploitation Unit) are pleased to present a joint event to mark Anti-Slavery Day. Join us to talk about issues that are facing victims of trafficking as they try to secure their legal status in the UK, pursue claims against the people who have exploited them or recover from their experiences. Contributors include Ashiana Sheffield, AFRUCA, ATLEU and Hope for Justice.




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8.9.16 Hillsborough Law launched

16/8/16 Manchester Peterloo Massacre anniversary - GCN and others challenge UAE Human Rights record

15/8/16 Landlords behaving badly - damages for dispossession

15/8/16 Pete Weatherby QC on renewed critique of IPP sentences

27/7/16 3-Judge Upper Tribunal panel allows Tax Credit Appeals test case

26/7/16 Tribute to Bryan McGuire QC 

20/7/16 Tenants and borrowers subjected to unlawful evictions (defective N325 forms)

8/7/16 LALY16 outstanding achievement award for GCN Hillsborough team

29/6/16 Tom Royston speaking at LAG Housing Law Conference

24/6/16 Certifying asylum and human rights claims as “clearly unfounded”  

17/6/16 GCN immigration team response to MoJ consultation on tribunal fees

GCN sponsors PLP JR North conference 14.7.16 Manchester

Immigration and EU law for housing lawyers - the new Immigration Act, Brexit and more | Housing seminar | 6.7.16

The Immigration Act 2016 | Immigration seminar | 1.7.16

GCN to host INQUEST Conference and fundraising quiz 16.6.16

Mark George QC speaking at YLAL North meeting 15.6.16

20/5/16 Joe Markus shortlisted for LALY Legal Aid Newcomer Award

GCN Criminal Law update May 2016

26/4/16 Truth Justice Accountability | Hillsborough 22 Families Press Conference

26/4/16 A landmark day in legal history - Hillsborough Inquests

11/4/16 Recompense for the wrongfully convicted (Nealon)

22/3/16 Supreme Court grants permission in Kiarie

18/3/16 Not guilty verdict for Chetham violin teacher

4/3/16 GCN wins Barristers' Chambers of the Year at MLA 2016

29/2/16 Permission to appeal in relation to adult dependent relative rule

17/3/16 GCN launches new Appeals and Miscarriages of Justice Team

18/2/16 Considering Jogee: Joint Enterprise, Retrospective Effect and Fresh Appeals - Mark George QC and Matt Stanbury

11/2/16 CART-style JR of Upper Tribunal succeeds  

9/2/16 Appeal allowed in "police officer on jury" case after CCRC referral  

8/2/16 Permission granted in best interests (grandchild) immigration appeal

5/2/16 Repeated acquittals in historic cases

3/2/16 Housing allocation scheme - discrimination challenge by Irish Traveller

27/1/16 Bedroom Tax victory

GCN barristers present PLP "How to JR"

Matt Stanbury presents "JR for criminal practitioners"

25/1/16 SSHD failure to apply own policy to Victim of Trafficking

5/1/16 Important statelessness JR (Semeda)

5/1/16 GCN members elected to BHRC Exec Committee

18/12/15 GCN remains totally committed to first class representation through legal aid

17/12/15 Permission granted in trafficking JR

16/12/15 Natalie Wilkins writes in  Family Law

15/12/15 Gary Willock on delay in obtaining Legal Aid

12/12/15 Extension of Workers Registration Scheme 2009 Appeal now listed for Feb 2017

11/12/15 Court of Appeal quashes extended sentence

23/11/15 Sentence reduced (serious health problems and delays)

12/11/15 GCN Housing Bulletin: disrepair and injunctions

3/11/15 Chambers UK Bar Guide ranks GCN in Band 1

Tom Royston speaking at CPAG seminar

30/10/15 Transgender prisoners

26/10/15 Successful out of time sentence appeal

Anti-Slavery Day event

30/9/15 Acquittal in Operation Pallial

28/9/15 Immigration FTT recognizes appellant as Victim of Trafficking (VOT)

24/9/15 Immigration FTT relies on Trafficking JR

17/9/15 Legal 500: Counsel "easy to work with and quickly engage"; Clerks "consistently very helpful"

11/9/15 FGM Protection Order to safeguard 13 year old taken to Sudan

9/9/15 Ben McCormack Court of Protection talk for YLAL North

14/7/15 GCN crime team support Rally to Save Criminal Legal Aid

30/6/15 GCN crime team "It's time we took action"

12/6/15 Mark George QC on IPCC Orgreave report

Kate Stone chairs PLP "Private Law for Public Law Practitioners"

4/6/15 Art 8 defences for Canal and River Trust  

Lucy Mair speaking at "Contemporary Issues in Refugee Law" 7.7.15 (Lancaster)

28/5/15 Lucy Mair discusses Eve Ensler's "Avocado" human trafficking monologue

27/5/15 Lucy Mair on trafficking JR (Free Movement)

13/5/15 Abuse of process argument succeeds

Pete Weatherby QC  at Haldane "Child Sex Abuse Inquiry" Lecture 

Pete Weatherby QC at Prisoners' Advice Service panel discussion

20/4/15 Matt Stanbury on Bad News for Good Character

20/3/15 Sex Offender Notification Reviews Guidance

4/3/15 Joe Markus appointed to EHRC Panel of Counsel

26/2/15 S222 injunction to restrain begging in Leeds City Centre

16/2/15 Extension of Workers Registration Scheme was unlawful

13/2/15 Rory O'Ryan appointed as Deputy Upper Tribunal Judge

27/1/15 Permission granted in homelessness affordability appeal

13/1/15 Kate Stone on Human Rights and Arms Trade Treaty

5/1/15 GCN move to Blackfriars House profiled in M.E.N

15/12/14 Gudanaviciene (exceptional funding)   

10/12/14 Landmark Supreme Court decision on ISP Prisoners

5/12/14 UT decision on Bereavement Benefits and telephone marriage

13/11/14 Permission to appeal granted in benefits case

10/10/14 Pete Weatherby QC wins Legal 500 Regional Silk Award 2014

3/10/14 Clerks  "first class " in Legal 500 2014