Archive: October 2019

Law Friends Society Criminal Law Conference – 25th October 2019

Two members of Chambers’ crime team joined the Law Friends Society Crime Conference in London as trainers on 25th October 2019. Oliver Newman spoke on the recent important changes to the PACE Codes of Practice, an essential area for high-street criminal legal aid firms. The lecture covered the inclusion of body worn video cameras now […]

Bar Pro Bono Awards 2019

Anthony Metzer QC, Head of Chambers, and Sanaz Saifolahi of Chambers’ immigration team have been nominated for the Bar Pro Bono Awards 2019, sponsored by Lexis Nexis. Both nominations follow Anthony’s and Sanaz’ pro bono work in the case of Banger, heard in the Court of Justice of the EU in 2018 and in the […]

Law Friends Society Immigration Law Conference London – 24th October 2019

Three members of Chambers’ immigration team joined the Law Friends Society’s Immigration Conference in London as trainers on 24th October 2019. Pierre Georget started the morning off with a lecture on the use of medical evidence in asylum and human rights claim, which was very well received. Including a focus on the recent Supreme Court […]

Immigration team train in AstenJ Immigration law Conference

Samina Iqbal, Sarah Pinder and Bronwen Jones from Chambers’ immigration team joined AstenJ’s Immigration Law Conference in London as trainers on 12th October 2019. Samina gave a comprehensive overview on the impact of Brexit in immigration law for practitioners to be completely up to date. The uncertainty surrounding this area is causing practitioners and clients alike much difficulty […]

Jane Heybroek & Sarah Pinder speak at Law Friends Society’s Birmingham Immigration Conference – 17th October 2019

Jane Heybroek and Sarah Pinder from Chambers’ immigration team joined the Law Friends Society’s Immigration Conference in Birmingham on 10th October 2019. Sarah gave a comprehensive overview on the impact of Brexit in immigration law for practitioners to be completely up to date. The uncertainty surrounding this area is causing practitioners and clients alike much difficulty and Sarah was able […]

Women in Law

To celebrate this year’s Centenary of Women in Law, Goldsmith Chambers Wellbeing team will be co-hosting an event with Doughty Street Chambers entitled ‘Breaking the barriers to being your best at the Bar’. The invited speaker will be Nikki Alderson, a former criminal barrister and now Corporate and Executive Coach. The talk will be an interactive and informal […]

PK (Ukraine) v SSHD

Anthony Metzer QC was instructed as leading Counsel in PK before the Court of Appeal. The appeal was allowed and the case was remitted back to the Upper Tribunal. The Court of Appeal also confirmed that clarification will be required in relation to draft evaders (from Ukraine) as to whether an appellant can successfully claim […]

Chambers wins case against former member

Chambers has successfully defended a high-profile case brought by a former member of Chambers, after all her allegations were rejected as false by an Employment Tribunal. The case against Goldsmith Chambers was brought by Karen Gillard. She was expelled from Chambers after various serious complaints were made against her including that she was bullying staff, […]

Event at Chelmsford Cathedral

Anthony Metzer QC, Roderick Johnson QC, Dominic Bell, Sarah Taylor and Harry O’Sullivan were invited by the Under Sheriff of Essex, Roger Brice of Gepp & Sons, to the High Sherriff’s Justice Service on Sunday 13th October. They were joined at the service by members of the Judiciary and many others who serve the criminal […]

Dr Anton van Dellen and Sarah Pinder speak at Law Friends Society’s Manchester Immigration Conference – 10th October 2019

Dr Anton van Dellen and Sarah Pinder from Chambers’ immigration team joined the Law Friends Society’s Immigration Conference in Manchester on 10th October 2019. Anton delivered a very well-received lecture on what has become known as the “Hamid” cases and the reach of disciplinary tribunals in the immigration courts. Anton was able to provide expert guidance having represented the appellant […]