Archive: November 2019

Breaking the barriers to being your best at the Bar

On 25th November, Goldsmith Chambers co-hosted with Doughty Street Chambers an evening at their Chambers, to commemorate and celebrate 100 years of Women in the Law. The event, which was the inspiration of Chambers’ well-being team, was attended by many members of chambers including staff and pupils, as well as invited guests. Anthony Metzer QC […]

Inquest to consider Police omissions

Dr Anton van Dellen is instructed to represent the partner of Daniel Whitworth in an inquest investigating the linked deaths of four young men in East London.  At the Old Bailey, Her Honour Judge Sarah Munro QC sitting as an Assistant Coroner ordered that that there was reason to suspect that omissions of Police officers caused or contributed […]

Coroner issues a Preventing Future Death report

Following submissions from Dr Anton van Dellen, the Coroner hearing the inquest investigating the death of 3-year old Francesca Sio decided to issue a Preventing Future Death report.  The report concerns the mixing of child and adult patients at Greenbrook Urgent Care Centre (UCC).  The Coroner decided that this creates a risk of children quietly […]

Bar Pro Bono Awards 2019

Last night, 6th November 2019, at the Advocate Pro Bono Awards, Head of Chambers Anthony Metzer QC was awarded Pro Bono QC of the year. Sanaz Saifolahi, of the immigration team, was recognised as ‘highly commended’ in the Junior Pro Bono barrister of the year category. Both Anthony and Sanaz were recognised for their extensive […]

In Memoriam – Jessica Holmes

It was with great sadness that we learned of the tragic death of Jessica “Jess” Holmes, who passed away at the end of September aged just 40. Jess had been a tenant at Argent Chambers, specialising predominantly in criminal law.  Before the merger with Goldsmith Chambers, she decided to leave the independent Bar, and spent […]

Heather Beckett has article published in The Expert Witness

Heather Beckett has had a commissioned article – ‘What not to do as an Expert Witness from a Barrister’s point of view’ published in the Autumn 2019 ( Volume 1 Issue 29) edition of The Expert Witness.  The article can be read here.