Archive: May 2018

Institute of Law and Ethics

Anthony Metzer QC  has been appointed as a Member of the Council of the Institute of Law and Ethics at Tomsk State University.

Abuse of Process case reported in The Guardian

Adam Gersch and Sara Wyeth represent horse trainer in fraud case thrown out as abuse of process after disclosure failures unearthed, reported today in The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/may/23/fraud-trial-collapses-bha-disclosure-evidence

Disclosure failings cause dramatic collapse of Fraud Trial

Adam Gersch and Sara Wyeth, of Chambers’ crime team were instructed by Gary Lesin-Davis at Morgan Rose for the defendant James Hamer who faced 23 counts of fraud and theft. After six weeks of evidence in the trial, the case collapsed when the defence ‘abuse of process’ application was allowed on the basis of non- […]

Head of family group publishes Wellbeing at the Bar blog

Victoria Wilson, Chambers’ head of the family practice team, has written a blog post published by the Wellbeing at the Bar website entitled “Why do you want to be a barrister?”.  You can read the blog post here. Whilst focusing on the numerous, varied and often quirky reasons why members of the Bar chose this […]

“Time for Justice – The Law is Broken” event and debate in the House of Commons

Seven members of Goldsmith Chambers attended the ‘Time for Justice – The Law is Broken’ event at the House of Commons on the 8th May 2018, organised by the Criminal Bar Association and Young Legal Aid Lawyers, supported by a broad coalition, comprising The Bar Council, Young Bar Association, Criminal Law Solicitors Association and the […]

Sarah Taylor secures outstanding result in Proceeds of Crime case

Sarah Taylor defends second on indictment in seven handed Proceeds of Crime Act final hearing at Birmingham Crown Court. The prosecution initially sought a hidden assets figure in excess of £1,000,000. After 7 days of evidence an order was made in the amount of £30,000. Sarah was instructed by Ryan Downes, specialist POCA consultant.

Chambers celebrates with the Border Criminologies Centre at the University of Oxford

On 19th and 20th April 2018, Goldsmith Chambers’ academic partner, Border Criminologies (part of the Faculty of Law) at the University of Oxford, celebrated their 5th anniversary with the one and half day conference, Beyond Critique: Celebrating Five Years of Border Criminologies. Since 2013, Border Criminologies has brought together scholars, activists, policy-makers, legal professionals and other actors in […]

Dominic D’Souza instructed in two high profile Defence cases

Dominic D’Souza has been instructed to defend a Client in Ireland in respect of a case where the Defendant insists on representation from outside of the jurisdiction. Dominic D’Souza has also been instructed and will be leading Rachel Law in a  complex company investment Fraud.