Find out what’s happening at KCH Garden Square, together with seminars, events and useful links – we’ll keep you up-to-date.
11th October 2017
The November Chambers newsletter is now live and available to read here
2nd November 2017
KCH Garden Square is delighted to announce the appointment of Jonathon Dee as our new Head of Chambers. In addition, Jeremy Janes has been appointed as Senior Deputy Head and Karen Kabweru Namulemu as Junior Deputy Head.
Jonathon is one of Chambers’ most longstanding members, having joined in October 1990 and is very well respected by all members and staff. Upon his appointment, Jonathon said “It is a great honour to be appointed as Head of KCH Garden Square. In recent years Chambers has thrived and I hope that during my tenure Chambers will continue to build on the success already achieved. A major priority will be maintaining and improving our relationships with our partners in both the public and private sectors.”
Jonathon Dee takes over from Mark van der Zwart, who has stepped down after four years in the position. We would like to thank Mark for his great leadership and valued contribution to chambers during his time as Head of Chambers.
11th October 2017
Chambers is pleased to welcome Dr Francis Graydon to our Civil team today. Read Francis’ full profile here.
4th October 2017
Chambers is very pleased to confirm that following successful completion of her pupillage, Frida Dahlqvist is a full tenant within our Chambers Family team. Read Frida’s full profile here.
10th August 2017
Chambers is looking forward to welcoming back Louise Sapstead in mid-September following a period of maternity leave. A well-respected member of the family team, Louise accepts instructions to represent clients in complex care proceedings, private law cases and ancillary relief matters throughout the East Midlands. Read Louise’s full profile here.
12th July 2017
Chambers is currently accepting applications for a funded criminal pupillage commencing in January 2018.
For further information and details on how to apply, please visit the Pupillage Gateway here.
26th June 2017
Chambers is pleased to formally welcome SanMari Martins-Everett to our Civil team today. SanMari’s profile will be available soon, however in the meantime please contact a clerk for further details.
22nd May 2017
We are extremely pleased to have won the award for Chambers of the Year at the 2017 Leicestershire Law Society Legal Awards, which took place on Friday 19th May.
16th May 2017
The latest Chambers newsletter is now available to read here. This edition features Sonal Ahya as our ‘In Focus’ Counsel, has information on some of our most recent case results as well as detail on our current second six pupil Frida Dahlqvist, who has received some excellent client feedback.
24th April 2017
The latest Chambers newsletter, available here, is the final part of our Team Focus series and looks a some of the work completed by our Civil Team.
8th March 2017
The latest newsletter, available here, is the second in a 3 part series focusing on each of the teams within Chambers. This month we focus on the family team at KCH Garden Square.
15th February 2017
Chambers can now confirm that in January 2017, Kate Plummer started a six month internship with the City of London Police in its Economic Crime Directorate in partnership with The Kalisher Trust. Further information is available here
13th February 2017
The latest Chambers newsletter is now available and can be read here. February’s edition is the first in a 3 part series focusing on each of the teams within Chambers, starting off with a focus on some of the recent criminal team’s cases.
9th January 2017
The latest Chambers newsletter is now available and can be read here.
22nd December 2016
Chambers will be closing for the Christmas break on Friday 23rd December 2016 at 1pm and shall reopen on Tuesday 3rd January 2017 at 8am. A reduced number of staff will be in Chambers between 9am and 2pm on Friday 30th December 2016. If you need to contact the clerks in an emergency outside of these hours, please use our out of hours number.
We wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
6th December 2016
The latest Chambers newsletter is now available and can be read here.
5th December 2016
Chambers is pleased to welcome Natalie Thorpe to the family and civil clerking team. Natalie has joined us to cover the maternity leave of Vicky Davies, who welcomed a baby boy in November.
29th November 2016
The case of R (on the application of Carney) v North Lincolnshire Council (2016) 180 JP 416, regarding political protest and the extent of the right to freedom of expression, dealt with by Sam Skinner has now been reported.
17th October 2016
17th October 2016
Our Head of Chambers Mark van der Zwart yesterday completed the Great Birmingham Run half marathon with a new personal best time of 1.54.09. Mark was raising money for two charities, The British Heart Foundation and the National Eczema Society, in memory of two Counsel Mr Stephen Lowne and Mr Alastair Munt. If you would like to donate to either of these causes please visit:
5th October 2016
Chambers is pleased to welcome Sian Waldron to our Family and Criminal teams following the successful completion of her pupillage, supervised by Moira Walsh. Please visit Sian’s profile here or contact a clerk for further details.
21st September 2016
Well done to Hannah, Chambers Administrator, who this weekend completed a 40km hike in the Peak District to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
14th September 2016
Chambers is pleased to have been listed as a Midlands Circuit Leading set within the 2016 Legal 500. In addition, Congratulations to Pami Dhadli, Michael Cranmer Brown, Mark van der Zwart and Mark Watson who have all been named as leading juniors within their field.
13th September 2016
Chambers is now accepting applications for a Junior Civil & Family Clerk to join us on a 12 month maternity cover contract based at our Nottingham office.
Candidates should have experience in Diary and Practice Management, preferably with some knowledge of the relevant billing systems, although this is not essential, and be able to deal efficiently and effectively with members of chambers and clients (professional & lay) at all levels. Candidates must be pro-active with a high degree of initiative, be computer literate and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
The position attracts a salary of £18,000 per annum and the closing date for applications is 14th October 2016. Applications should be sent to Chambers for the attention of Stuart Walker.
18th August 2016
Karen Kabweru and James Cleary have both appeared in the leading case of Re H (Care Order: Designated Local Authority) (2016) EWFC 39. James represented a local authority arguing that they should not be the designated local authority. Karen represented the father and succeeded in obtaining a plan for him to re-join his wife and children.
4th August 2016
Patrick Bowe is has qualified as a children arbitrator and is now qualified to arbitrate on children matters as well as financial and matrimonial matters. Please visit his profile or contact a clerk for further details.
28th July 2016
Our Head of Chambers Mark van der Zwart is taking part in the Great Birmingham Run half marathon on the 16th October 2016. He is raising money for two charities, The British Heart Foundation and the National Eczema Society, in memory of Mr Stephen Lowne and Mr Alastair Munt. If you would like to donate to either of these causes please visit:
1st June 2016
Congratulations to Priya Bakshi who has been announced as a member of Michael Gove’s Criminal Justice Advisory Council.
10th May 2016
KCH Garden Square is pleased to welcome Leanne Summers as a criminal tenant following successful completion of her pupillage. Please visit her profile or contact a clerk for further details
3rd May 2016
The funeral of Mr Stephen Lowne will be held at St. Barnabas Cathedral, Derby Road, Nottingham, at 1pm on Friday 20th May 2016. All are welcome. Reception thereafter at KCH Garden Square, Oxford Street, Nottingham.
No flowers please but donations can be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, The British Heart Foundation or via the website of A.W. Lymn “Obituaries”.
A service to celebrate Stephen’s life will be held on a date to be announced later in the summer, when again all will be welcome.
22nd April 2016
Stephen Mark Lowne – 1956 to 2016
KCH Garden Square has lost it’s father figure, with the sudden death on Tuesday 19th April 2016, of Head of Chambers, Stephen Lowne.
As a member of chambers for nearly thirty years, his dignity, grace, professionalism and sense of duty to others, set an example for how a career should be conducted and a life should be led.
We extend our heartfelt condolences to his family.
Information regarding funeral arrangements and celebrations of his life, will be posted as soon as possible.
11th April 2016
KCH Garden Square today welcomes Ann Mansfield to our family team. Prior to being called to the Bar in 2015, Ann was a solicitor and specialised solely in child care for over 15 years. For further information visit her profile here or contact a clerk for further details
11th March 2016
KCH Garden Square has been shortlisted for the ‘Chambers of the Year’ award at the Leicestershire Law Society Legal Awards 2016.
2nd March 2016
Chambers is now accepting applications for two Family & Civil pupillage places commencing in Autumn 2016. Full details, as well as information on how to apply, can be viewed on the Pupillage Gateway. The closing date for applications is 4th May 2016.
25th February 2016
Chambers is proud to have last night hosted the East Midlands Family Law Bar Association talk given by our door tenant, Sally Harrison QC, entitled Setting Aside Orders and Adverse Inferences post Sharland & Gohil. The event was very successful and received a great deal of positive feedback.
18th February 2016
Chambers is very happy to announce that Neil Wylie has been appointed as a District Judge. Neil joined KCH in 1997 and has been an integral member of Chambers. During his time here, Mr Wylie has taken on the role of Pupil Supervisor, mentoring pupils as they progressed into full tenants and, more recently he became Head of the Civil and Family Team.
Mr Wylie was appointed as a Deputy District Judge in 2010 and his appointment as a District Judge was confirmed on the 15th February 2016. The Lord Chief Justice has deployed District Judge Wylie to the Midland Circuit with effect from the 23rd February 2016.
We wish him all the very best for the future.
9th February 2016
The arrangements for the funeral of District Judge Richard Toombs have now been confirmed. The service will take place on Saturday 20th February at 2.45pm at Bramcote Crematorium, followed by a celebration of his life at the Contemporary Gallery in Nottingham from 4.30pm. All who would like to attend will be very welcome. No flowers please, all donations will be passed to Medecins Sans Frontieres.
8th February 2016
Congratulations to the Sir Jonathan North Community College in Leicester who, mentored by Lynsey Knott and Kate Plummer, won Best Court Staff, Best Advocate and the overall competition at the Leicestershire Law Society Court Competition on Saturday.
3rd February 2016
KCH Garden Square is greatly saddened at the recent, sudden death of District Judge Richard Toombs, a member of chambers from 1984 to 2001. Prior to his appointment to the district bench, Richard contributed greatly to the good administration, growth and increasing success of chambers. Without him, KCH Garden Square would not exist as it does today. His friendship and support was vital to the careers of many current and former members. He will be very sadly missed. We extend our deepest sympathies to his family.
We hope to provide further information regarding funeral arrangements and celebrations of Richard’s life.
1st February 2016
We are happy to announce the arrival of Thomas Bramall from New Walk Chambers. Thomas was called in 2010 and will be undertaking a broad range civil work. Please contact a clerk for further details.
12th January 2016
KCH Garden Square is pleased to welcome Oliver Nunn as a tenant following successful completion of his pupillage. Please visit Oliver’s profile here or contact a clerk for further details.
4th January 2016
We are happy to announce the arrival of Priya Bakshi from New Walk Chambers. Priya was called in 2012 and will be undertaking criminal and civil work. Please visit Priya’s profile here or contact a clerk for further details.
9th November 2015
KCH Garden Square welcomes our newest tenant Samuel Coe, who has successfully completed his pupillage with us. During his second six Samuel was instructed in all three disciplines and client feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.
22nd October 2015
We are happy to announce the arrival of Kathleen Hayter from 2 New Street Chambers. Kathleen was called in 1982 and is a very experienced family practitioner. Please see Kathleen’s profile here or contact a clerk for further details.
15th September 2015
Congratulations to Mark van der Zwart who completed the Great North Run on Sunday with a time of 2:02:41. Mark was raising money for the National Eczema Society, in memory of Alastair Munt, and for Scope. If you wish to donate to both or either of these causes, please follow the links below.
7th September 2015
We are happy to announce the return of Stephen Taylor from 36 Bedford Row to our civil team. Please contact a clerk for further details.
1st September 2015
We are happy to announce the arrival of Edward Webb from New Walk Chambers. Edward was called in 2014 and will be undertaking a broad range of civil work. Please see his profile here or contact a clerk for further details.
4th July 2015
We are happy to announce the arrival of Jasmine Kumar in Chambers. Jasmine was called in 2009 and will be joining our criminal team. Please see her profile here or contact a clerk for further details.
11th May 2015
We are delighted to announce the arrival of Steven Taylor. Steven was called in 1992 and will be undertaking a broad range of criminal work for prosecution and defence. Please contact a clerk for further details.
Saturday 17th January 2015
St. Mary’s Church, Nottingham at 12.30pm
A memorial service for Alastair Munt will be held at St. Mary’s Church, High Pavement, Nottingham at 12.30pm.
Charitable donations can be made to The National Eczema Society.
All are welcome to attend.
19th December 2014
Alastair Henry Mclaren Munt – 1964 to 2014
Chambers has lost one of our top practitioners and dearest colleagues. We are heartbroken at this loss but are most grateful for the messages of condolence and support received. Big Al has touched and enhanced the lives of many and we are all the better for having known him. His untimely passing leaves a void that will never be filled and he will be fondly remembered. We intend to have a memorial service in Nottingham and will give details once arrangements are made. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife and family in this most terrible of times.
Rest in peace Al.
14th July 2014
‘Can a Variation of an ASBO be appealed?’, an article written by Alastair Munt and Sam Skinner for Archbold.
18th June 2014
See the latest Judicial Review update, written by our Public Law team.
6th May 2014
Grade 4 prosecutor, Gary Short, conducts an 8 day trial at Leicester Crown Court, securing convictions for GBH Sec.18 against 3 defendants. Whilst fleeing from a brutal attack, the victim was run down by a car and subjected to a further ‘stamping’ by the trio. Please follow link for a press coverage report.
30th April 2014
See the latest Judicial Review update, written by our Public Law team.
22nd April 2014
Sam Skinner recently represented a father who was wrongly accused of abusing his daughter by a social worker. Mr Skinner won the father an £86,000 pay out.
17th April 2014
We are pleased to announce that Moira Walsh has been nominated for Barrister of the Year at the Leicestershire Law Society Legal Awards 2014.
17th April 2014
We are pleased to announce that Mark van der Zwart is joint head of chambers.
11th December 2013
Marcus Harry was in the Court of Appeal for Deeds .v. Various where the High Court had made a General Civil Restraint Order of its own initiative, the Appellant was entitled to an oral hearing when applying to set it aside.
11th December 2013
Mark van der Zwart, led by Richard Latham QC, prosecuted the recent case of Derby rapist Harbinder Khatkar. The defendant was effectively given eight life sentences and cannot apply for release on parole until he has served 14 years.
You can read more on the BBC website.
9th December 2013
Sam Skinner recently represented Mansfield Hosiery Mills Cricket Team, who will now be playing their cricket in the Nottingham Premier League next season after all.
You can read more at the Nottingham Post website.
11th November 2013
Stephen Taylor was recently involved in a cash forfeiture case which was disputed at the High Court. It has gained national coverage due to it being the first of its kind, where an honest builder on discovering £18,000 hands it to the police only for the whole amount to be confiscated after no-one stepped forward to claim it.
31st October 2013
Iain Goldrein is now an Advisory Editor for the new Malaysian White Book, which was published 28th October 2013. He is also a Supervisory Editor of The Hong Kong Edition of Bullen and Leake and Jacob, Precedents of Pleadings — to be published at the end of November 2013.
Iain is delighted to accept the invitation to be a Commissioner of the Mayoral Commission [6 Commissioners] for the Environmental Sustainability of Liverpool.
And, Iain has also accepted an invitation to join the International Advisory Board of the Centre for Islamic Finance at Bolton University. This is of particular immediate relevance, given the Conference of the World Islamic Economic Forum which was held in London in October 2013. The Prime Minister led Britain’s efforts to become a global centre of Islamic finance and to welcome fresh investment.
15th October 2013
Congratulations to Nadia Mansfield and John Hallissey who successfully completed the Leicester Half Marathon.
8th October 2013
Congratulations to Anna Soubry MP, our Door Tenant, who has been appointed as the first ever female defence minister.
3rd October 2013
Sam Skinner recently represented Sleaford Football Club, being instructed to appeal a decision made by The FA of ejecting them from the FA Cup.
You can read more on the Sleaford Town website here.
17th September 2013
We are pleased to announce our two pupils, Hannah Whelan and Michele MacLeod, are now full tenants.
15th August 2013
After a five week trial at Leicester Crown Court, Jim Thomas secures convictions against all defendants in a multi-handed drugs conspiracy case. All defendants received prison terms with the maximum term being 13 years. For full details please click here.
8th July 2013
A successful seminar took place on Friday 5th July when Leicestershire Law Society hosted two talks by KCH Garden Square. One on the Public Law Outline was delivered by Moira Walsh and Nicola McIntosh. The other on sperm donors and same sex parenting by Patrick Bowe and Nadia Mansfield. And James Cleary spoke on topic Judicial Review in family proceedings.
14th June 2013
After a 7 day trial at Leicester Crown Court John Hallissey secures convictions against notorious ‘rogue traders’ in R v Busby and Matthews for Leicestershire County Council Trading Standards. For case details check national press coverage or follow link below to BBC report.
22nd May 2013
James Thomas prosecuted ‘alone’ for Leicester CPS in a case involving a Father being murdered by his Son. Following a Jury finding of fact, the defendant received a hospital order.
22nd April 2013
We are proud to announce that John Hallissey won the prestigious award for ‘Barrister of the year 2013’ at the Law Society Annual Ball in Leicester. On behalf of John we would like to thank all those who provided nominations and your continued support for Chambers.
22nd April 2013
We are delighted to announce that Amanda Cranny and Ivan Cartwright have been appointed as Assistant Deputy Coroners for Nottinghamshire.
14th March 2013
We are proud to announce that Chris Lowe and Ben Gow have been appointed on to the CPS Rape Panel.
We are also proud to announce that Kate Plummer has been successful in her application for Grade 2 on the CPS Advocate Panel.
12th March 2013
We are proud to announce that John Hallissey has been shortlisted for the ‘Leicestershire Law Society Barrister of the Year Award’. Chambers is sponsoring the award ceremony taking place on the 19th April 2013 at The Athena venue in Leicester – Good luck John!
7th March 2013
We are pleased to announce that one of our grade 4 prosecutors, Mr Jim Thomas, has received notification of acceptance on the following specialist panels: Serious Organised Crime Panel and the Proceeds of Crime Panel.
7th February 2013
The Disclosure Referencer
This new publication has been co-authored by two of our barristers, Alastair Munt and Caroline Bradley.
The Disclosure Referencer brings together all the relevant legislation, codes, rules, regulations, protocols and case law relating to the disclosure of evidence and materials in criminal proceedings both at Crown and Magistrates level.
It allows the reader to see where their duties lie and how best those duties can be fulfilled for each type of criminal case. The Disclosure Referencer can be used as a daily reference tool that immediately enables the practitioner to identify the rules and regulations which are relevant to each stage of the investigation and process.
Senior Presiding Judge, Lord Justice Goldring said “ This will be an invaluable guide for all criminal practitioners in this difficult and challenging area.”
Please contact Benjamin Trott if you are interested in a seminar or training workshop on Disclosure.
8th January 2013
Petrodel v Prest: An Assessment of the so-called “Cheat’s Charter”
Twelve years on from the pivotal decision of the House of Lords in White v White, the Court of Appeal has recently tackled yet another thorny issue in the realm of Ancillary Relief.
James Howlett and Zoe Henry
21st December 2012
Samuel Skinner represented one of the Appellants
Judgment from the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) re-sentencing. Find out more here.
11th December 2012
Standard Contractual Terms
From January 2013, KCH Garden Square Chambers will refer to the new Standard Contractual Terms. Details of the Bar Standard Board’s press release can be found here, along with the terms themselves.
21st November 2012
Jonathan Straw prosecutes this high profile case of a former Nottinghamshire Policeman. Read more here.
8th November 2012
We’re proud to be awarded as a Top Ranked Leading Set by the Chambers UK Bar for 2013. This is what they had to say: “One of two sets dominating the East Midlands, KCH Garden Square benefits from operating out of both Nottingham and Leicester. It is widely perceived to be one of the criminal law heavyweight practices in the region, and is seen as being ‘at the forefront of changes affecting the Bar.’ Commentators predict that ‘it will thrive’ in years to come.”
The Chambers UK Bar also awarded three of our barristers as Leading Individuals for 2013, here are the comments:
“The highly experienced Ian Way is known by peers for his work against silks. Other barristers note that he is ‘extremely pleasant and able. If you get him, you get a fantastic barrister.”
“Mark Van der Zwart is a particular specialist in cases involving ‘shaken baby syndrome’, and is highly adept at the complex expert evidence involved in such cases. On a more general level, his practice also encompasses complex drug cases.”
“Julie Warburton specialises in serious cases of violence against women and children, and also regularly acts in courts martial. She is skilled in the special measures applied to vulnerable witnesses, including witness examination via video link.”
5th November 2012
We’re pleased to announce the arrival of Sally Harrison QC.
Sally specialises in financial provision, with particular emphasis on big money cases and those involving family businesses, pension sharing and inherited wealth. Sally’s profile can be viewed here.
27th September 2012
We’re pleased to announce that we’re now Corporate Associate Members of the Leicestershire Law Society. Visit the website here.
25th September 2012
We are looking for established practitioners and junior counsel. Please see our advert in the Counsel Magazine or click here for more information.
24th September 2012
We have have some very positive inclusions in the latest edition of the Legal 500. Below are some of the comments:
“KCH Garden Square’s James Howlett is noted for his Chancery work, which includes boundary disputes, easements and restrictive covenants.”
“At KCH Garden Square, Pami Dhadli’s ‘approachable manner is extremely popular with clients’.”
“Personal injury and clinical negligence, Andrew Moran QC is recommended.”
KCH Garden Square welcomes our newest tenants Zoe Henry and Alex Davies, who have successfully completed their pupillage with us. They are now building the practice in all three disciplines and client feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.
23rd August 2012
Neil Wylie assists Nottingham City Council in gaining injunction.
A court injunction introduced nearly five months ago has put the brakes on car cruising in Netherfield and Colwick. More than 200 vehicles had been known to gather at Victoria Retail Park, in Netherfield, on Sunday evenings with groups also meeting during the week.
10th July 2012
In a very sensitive child abuse case, Moira Walsh (acting for the mother) has been successful in securing findings of sexual abuse against the Father amidst a backdrop of serious failings from both the Police and two Local Authorities.
Read more about this case on the Bailli website.
22nd June 2012
Gary Short successfully prosecuted a five-handed complex fraud in Nottingham Crown Court.
19th June 2012
Patrick Bowe is now a qualified arbitrator, a member of The Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Arbitration is now available as an option for dispute resolution in matrimonial finance disputes and in co-habitation property disputes. It has many advantages above resorting to the Courts. The parties are able to chose their Arbitrator, set the terms of reference for the arbitration and it is likely to be much quicker that resorting to the courts. Arbitration provided a consistency of decision maker which the courts can’t. It can provide a degree of certainty which is not often the case with the courts and has the potential to be much cheaper that the courts. Visit the IFLA website to learn more.
19th June 2012
James Howlett has written an article entitled ‘Fitzhugh v Fitzhugh’ which can be viewed here.
18th June 2012
Mark Watson has successfully appealed a sentence in the Court of Appeal. The sentence of 23 years was reduced to 19 years in respect of sexual offences against 4 child victims.
1st June 2012
James Thomas convicts all defendants in multi handed kidnap and torture case. Click here for front page newspaper story.
21st May 2012
Mr Goldrein QC has written an article about Public Interest in the court-room which can be viewed here.
16th May 2012
Jonathan Cox prosecutes for Leicester CPS. Defendant was convicted for 12 years for an offence of Section 18 GBH.
7th May 2012
Richard Holloway completed the ‘Nutty Norfolk Cycle Challenge’ covering 102 miles in 9 hours at the the weekend. He raised £500 in sponsorship for The Teenage Cancer Trust and Wooden Spoon Society cycling from Oakham to Norfolk.
4th May 2012
KCH Garden Square Barristers challenge Sakhi Solicitors to a 5-a-side football match at ‘Goals’ in Leicester.
Sakhi’s turned out in force with Nabeel, Sukh and Hammad leading a very confident and skillfull team. Whilst a valiant effort was made by Counsel and Clerks from Chambers, a combination of factors allowed Sakhi’s to come away victorious with the final score at 8-13.
A rematch is already proposed, and this time we can only hope that rain holds up, Lloyd Hawkins passes the ball, Jim Thomas doesn’t score any more own goals, James Bide Thomas doesn’t pass the ball straight to the opposition in front of goal, Jonathan Cox doesn’t wear his pink football socks, Gary Short doesn’t brutalize other players, Jon Colley gets a shot on target, Chris Lowry doesn’t tackle his own team mates, Alex Davies shows up… and Sakhi’s numerous semi-pro teenage ringers are unavailable to attend.
4th May 2012
Race abuse was “inexcusable” says actress Socha after she avoids jail.
BAFTA award winning actress escapes jail after pleading guilty to racially aggravated assault on a taxi driver. Mark van der Zwart was defending Lauren Socha. The full article can be read here.
27th April 2012
KCH Garden Square are delighted to welcome a new addition to the clerking team.
Chris Lowry joins KCH Garden Square having accumulated over four years of clerking experience at a number of specialist sets in London. Chris is responsible for clerking the Family and Civil teams alongside Russell Hobbs and Stuart Walker.
24th April 2012
James Thomas prosecutes for Leicester CPS. Defendant was convicted for 12 years for Threats to Kill.
23rd April 2012
John-James Hallissey completed the London Marathon.
His time was 4:28:20.
20th April 2012
James Thomas leads Jonathan Cox for Derby CPS, securing convictions in a multi handed conspiracy to produce class A and money laundering case.
26th March 2012
James Thomas prosecuting for Leicester CPS secures convictions in 7 handed £6.5 million fraud from Natwest Bank.
16th March 2012
James Thomas defends LP in multi-handed supply of Class A and money laundering at Preston Crown Court. All convicted except for LP.
14th March 2012
KCH Garden Square Nottingham welcomes as new members The Silks Team from 7 Harrington Street, Liverpool.
KCH Garden Square embarked on a programme of expansion commencing in 2011, when Nottingham based KCH merged with the Leicester set Garden Square. The newly merges set is now bringing in a team of silks with a national reputation. The QCs will at the same time remain as full members at 7 Harrington Street.
26th January 2012
Two Nottingham businessmen narrowly escaped being jailed after admitting running a business which left elderly people out of pocket. Samuel Skinner and James Cleary were defending the pair. The full article can be viewed here.
9th December 2011
James Thomas convicts two defendants in drug dealer gang related murder in Nottingham Crown Court.
7th December 2011
Alastair Munt has written an article on the changing landscape of Courts Martial; “On the 31st October 2009 the Armed Forces Act 2006 (AFA) and the Armed Forces (Courts Martial) Rules 2009 (AF(CM)R 2009) will come into force. The advent of the AFA reflects the increased willingness of the service justice system to be more ‘in tune’ with the civilian criminal justice system…”, it can be viewed here.
21st November 2011
We are delighted to announce our new arrivals
We would like to welcome Ben Gow, James Carter and, on the 25th of this month, Nicola McIntosh. Please contact a clerk for further details.
17th November 2011
James Thomas prosecuting for Leicestershire County Council Trading Standards convicts pair for sophisticated internet business franchise fraud.
7th November 2011
Successful Sentence Appeal
Samuel Skinner has successfully appealed a sentence for dwelling burglary. The Lord Chief Justice reduced the sentence from four to three years.
21st October 2011
Kate Plummer becomes our newest tenant
KCH Garden Square welcomes our newest tenant Kate Plummer, who has successfully completed her pupillage with us. Kate has received some overwhelmingly positive client feedback so far.
17th October 2011
Successful Sentence Appeal
Gary Short has successfully appealed a sentence at the Royal Courts of Justice. Gary reduced 3 years 8 months down to just 3 years for Actual Bodily Harm.
27th September 2011
The Magnificent Seven
With the recent release of The Legal 500 2011, KCH Garden Square have some new barristers to be recommended by the highly regarded publication. Congratulations go to James Howlett, Pami Dhadli and Michael Cranmer Brown for their well deserved acknowledgements. Also commended for another year are Caroline Bradley, Julie Warburton, Mark van ver Zwart and Ian Way. You can read more in each barristers individual profiles.
10th September 2011
KCH Garden Square Launch Party
Leicester’s historic New Walk Museum and Art Gallery recently hosted a celebration of the recent merger between Nottingham based KCH Barristers and Leicester’s Garden Square Chambers to form KCH Garden Square.
1st September 2011
Marcus Harry becomes our newest tenant
KCH Garden Square welcomes our newest tenant Marcus Harry, who has successfully completed his pupillage with us. During his second six Marcus was instructed in all three disciplines and client feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.