Tooks Chambers is a large, modern and efficient set of barristers united in their commitment to access to justice and representation without fear or favour. Founded on 1st May 1984 at the height of the Miners' Strike, much of Tooks' early work was defending miners wrongly accused of riot and affray. Members' expertise now extends across criminal and civil specialist areas of law but with an emphasis on protecting the individual against the interests of the state.
- Amanda Weston Represents AHK in Judicial Review National Security Test Case
The High Court has given its latest ruling in the test cases on refusals of naturalisation on national security grounds, ruling that there is no core minimum entitlement to disclosure of reasons in such cases and rejecting the claimant's argument that he is entitled at least to a gist of the reasons sufficient to mount an effective challenge to the allegations against him.
19 June 2013
- Tooks Trio in Successful Murder and GBH Acquittal
Adrian Waterman QC, Peter Wilcock QC and Garry Green successfully defended two of the 10 men charged with murder and conspiracy to cause gbh at the Central Criminal Court last week.
18 June 2013
- Court of Appeal to Review Law Relating to Parents Opposing Adoption Orders
Maureen Obi-Ezekpazu represents a young mother who had been refused permission to defend adoption orders in respect of her two children. This case will look at a fundamental review of the test in Section 47 of the Adoption and Children Act 2002, for applications by parents to oppose adoption orders, and in light of the decision of the Supreme Court in RE B 2013 UKSC 33 handed down on 12th June 2013.
17 June 2013
- LASPO Kicks in: suffer the children
Rebekah Wilson comments on the disastrous impact of LASPO on the children of parents now denied legal aid.
17 June 2013
- Glen Hodgetts Develops EU Deportation Case Law
In JEH  IA/20295/2012, 22/05/2013, unrep, Glen Hodgetts successfully persuaded the Upper Tribunal that the 'Tsakouridis comparative rehabilitation principle' (derived from Land Baden-Württemberg v Tsakouridis (C-145/09)  2 CMLR 11) applied to all levels in the hierarchy of EU deportation appeals and not merely to those involving the 'imperative grounds' category of protection.
13 June 2013
- Emily Thornberry MP to Launch Labour's Fraud Policy
Emily Thornberry MP will launch Labour's Fraud Policy at 11am on Friday 14th June at the Old Council Chamber in the Law Society, Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1PL
13 June 2013
- Decision Leading to Closure of College Unlawful
The High Court has quashed the Home Secretary's decision to revoke the licence of a private college. Adam Straw represented the successful judicial review claimant, Lords College of Higher Education.
11 June 2013
- Prisoners' right to vote
Hugh Southey QC and Richard Reynolds appear before the Supreme Court on 10 and 11 June in an appeal concerning the compatibility with the ECHR and EU law of the ban on voting on convicted prisoners.
10 June 2013
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John Aspinall was called in 1971. He was appointed Silk in 1995. At the age of 37 he was appointed Assistant Recorder and from 1985 to 1998 he sat as an Assistant Recorder / Recorder in civil and crime
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