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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 […]

Dr Charlotte Proudman of Goldsmith Chambers and Karon Monaghan QC of Matrix Chambers represented the mother in an application for a Female Genital Mutilation Protection Order before the President of the Family Division

In the matter of Re A (A Child: Female Genital Mutilation: Asylum [2019] EWHC 2475, Dr Charlotte Proudman of Goldsmith Chambers and Karon Monaghan QC of Matrix Chambers represented the mother in an application before an Female Genital Mutilation Protection Order before the President of the Family Division. The case concerned a girl age 10 of Sudanese origin with Bahraini citizenship. The […]

Proceeds of Crime Conference

Meyrick Williams will be part of the Scottish Bar’s conference on Proceeds of Crime in Edinburgh on 7.10.19. He will be discussing Unexplained Wealth Orders [“UWOs”] and also the principle of “proportionality” in confiscation cases as it develops following R v Waya [2012] UKSC.

Meyrick Williams Secures Acquittal in Blackmail Case

Meyrick Williams acted for the lead Defendant charged with a Conspiracy to Blackmail an international footballer over his relationship with a female Defendant having captured him on compromising video. At Trial today, the jury unanimously acquitted him and all his other co-defendants. This was despite the female Defendant, who had been in a relationship with […]

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

Dr Anton van Dellen and Sarah Pinder from Chambers’ immigration team will be joining the Law Friends Society’s Immigration Conference in Manchester on 10th October 2019. Anton will deliver a lecture on what has become known as the “Hamid” cases and the reach of disciplinary tribunals in the immigration courts. Sarah will provide a comprehensive […]

Legal 500 – 2020

Chambers is delighted to announce that a number of members of chambers have been successfully ranked in the Legal 500 2020 and that Chambers is ranked again in Immigration: Immigration Goldsmith Chambers immigration team –  Band 3 – “Goldsmith Chambers provides ‘very organised, competent, and responsive barristers and clerks’ and ‘is very experienced and knowledgeable […]

Samina Iqbal co-authors journal article

Samina Iqbal, of Chambers’ immigration team, has recently co-authored a very comprehensive article for those practising in the areas of immigration and family law. The paper seeks to highlight the problems of specialisation and provides practitioners with the tools needed in both jurisdictions, to address the issues of confidentiality and disclosure in respect of orders made in […]