IFEANYI ODOGWU SHORTLISTED FOR LEGAL AID LAWYER OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2018

Another cheer for one of us done good.

Garden Court has announced that  Ifeanyi Odogwu have been shortlisted in the Newcomer category of the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards (LALYs). The LALYs are organised by the Legal Aid Practitioners Group and the award ceremony takes place on Tuesday 17 July 2018 in London. The winners will be announced by Baroness Doreen Lawrence OBE.

Ifeanyi Odogwu (2011)

Ifeanyi has established a niche practice in contentious inquests involving death following state contact, with a particular specialism in acting for bereaved families in police restraint deaths. He has gained a reputation for achieving some of the most critical and devastating conclusions against State Agencies in inquests.

Ifeanyi also has a strong practice in civil claims arising from inquests. He recently achieved a £275,000 settlement against the MOJ and an NHS Trust for a bereaved family. He has also been at the cutting edge of inquest law, appearing in R (Hamilton-Jackson) v Assistant Coroner for Mid Kent and Medway [2016] EWHC 1796 (Admin), a leading authority in Article 2 inquests concerning the self-inflicted death of a vulnerable prisoner.

Ifeanyi’s practice also includes claims against the police and public authorities, regulatory proceedings, and employment. In addition, Ifeanyi has established himself as a leading junior in sports law, particularly in relation to regulatory proceedings. He acts in sports disciplinary proceedings and private law matters for clubs, individuals, and governing bodies and has been appointed to various sports law panels.

Ifeanyi has a passion for working with marginalised and disadvantaged groups, particularly children, which is reflected in his voluntary work and interests. He has worked with StopWatch action group, Reprieve, the Public Defender’s Office in North Carolina, the Bar Human Rights Committee, has been a mentor for young people at the Amos Bursary and Kick It Out, and London Schools and the Black Child (‘LSBC’) initiative, and provided ‘Know Your Rights’ workshops to community groups and schools.

Some of his recent high profile cases can be found here.

Ifeanyi Odogwu – news

Garden Court Special Fund awards over £300,000 to organisations working to defend civil liberties, human rights and social justice
22 May 2018
Over the last 30 years Garden Court’s Special Fund has donated in excess of £1.5 million to organisations doing legal campaigning or charitable work in defence of civil liberties and social justice.

Catherine Oborne and Ifeanyi Odogwu shortlisted for Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards 2018
2 May 2018
We’re delighted to announce that Catherine Oborne and Ifeanyi Odogwu have both been shortlisted in the Newcomer category of the LALYs.

Ifeanyi Odogwu appointed to Sport Resolutions’ Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators
29 March 2018
Ifeanyi’s appointment will run from 1 April 2018 until 31 March 2021, alongside his usual busy practice.

Inquest finds neglect and failure to provide basic care to Michael Forster contributed to his death at HMP Leicester
12 March 2018
The family is represented by Ifeanyi Odogwu of the Garden Court Chambers Inquests & Inquiries Team.

Latest inquest into prison death at HMP Chelmsford finds more failings, as jury conclude risks were not properly assessed
20 December 2017
Ifeanyi Odogwu of the Garden Court Chambers Inquests team represented the family.

Jury concludes that bullying, debt and drug abuse within HMP Liverpool exacerbated the conditions that caused the suicide of John Neil Duffey
19 December 2017
Ifeanyi Odogwu of the Garden Court Chambers Inquests team represented the family.

Jury finds prison failings at HMP Doncaster were causative of the death of vulnerable prisoner Gerard Scahill
19 October 2017
Family represented by Ifeanyi Odogwu and instructed by Jenny Fraser and Leanne Devine from Broudie Jackson Canter Solicitors.

Garden Court secures number one spot in Legal 500 2017 for second year running
16 October 2017
Garden Court Chambers now has 120 barrister rankings across 15 areas of law.

Jury finds neglect at HMP Liverpool contributed to the death of Ned O’Donnell
18 July 2017
The family is represented by Ifeanyi Odogwu of the Garden Court Chambers civil liberties and inquests teams.

Jury finds series of failings at Bristol prison caused death of father-to-be
25 May 2017
Ifeanyi Odogwu of the Garden Court Chambers Civil Liberties Team represented the family at the inquest.

Jury find prison officers’ unlawful use of restraint causative of death at HMP Manchester
31 March 2017
Ifeanyi Odogwu of Garden Court Chambers represented the family of John Ahmed at the inquest.

Garden Court and Stephanie Harrison QC shortlisted for Human Rights and Public Law awards
21 October 2016
Garden Court has been shortlisted at the Chambers Bar Awards, whilst Stephanie and our Public Law Team are shortlisted at the Legal 500 Awards.

Jury found that neglect contributed to the death of Ashley Gill at HMP Liverpool
20 September 2016
The family is represented by INQUEST Lawyers Group members Chris Topping, Leanne Dunne and Alice Stevens from Broudie Jackson Canter Solicitors and Ifeanyi Odogwu of Garden Court Chambers.

High Court quashes inquest verdict following Coroner’s unlawful jury directions
25 July 2016
Ifeanyi Odogwu of Garden Court Chambers represented the claimant.

Jury finds that neglect significantly contributed to a black prisoner’s death
5 May 2016
The family was represented by Ifeanyi Odogwu of Garden Court Chambers.

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