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Permission granted to appeal to the Supreme Court in defamation case

The Supreme Court has granted permission to appeal Serafin v Malkiewicz.  The issues in the appeal include interpretation and application of the public interest defence under s.4 of the Defamation Act 2013 and  the correct test of whether a trial has been rendered unfair by the conduct of the judge.  Anthony Metzer QC and Dr […]

Dr Charlotte Proudman successfully represents the mother in FGM case

Re X (Female Genital Mutilation Protection Order. No.2) [2019] EWHC 1990 (Fam) Nkumbe Ekaney QC and Dr Charlotte Proudman represented the mother in a case concerning a FGM Protection Order (“FGMPO”). The local authority applied for a travel ban to prohibit the mother’s child from leaving the jurisdiction to visit her father in Egypt due to […]

Head of Chambers, Anthony Metzer QC appointed visiting fellow

De Montford University in Leicester has appointed Anthony Metzer QC, as a visiting fellow of the Centre of Research and Innovation for Sport, Technology and the Law (CRISTAL).  Last November, Anthony  delivered a talk on “International Sport and the law from an athlete’s perspective”at the University’s Sports Law conference  which was co-hosted by the Law School and the […]

Dr Anton van Dellen appears before Old Bailey Judge appointed to hear fresh inquests

Dr Anton van Dellen made submissions to the Old Bailey Judge, who was appointed after previous inquests had been quashed, about the scope of the inquests into the deaths of Anthony Walgate, Gabriel Kovari, Daniel Whitworth and Jack Taylor.  His submissions, which were resisted by the Metropolitan Police, were that the non-judicial acts of the […]

Dr Anton van Dellen and Ian Cain present paper at Third International Advocacy Conference in Nottingham

On Friday 21st June 2019, Dr Anton van Dellen and Ian Cain presented their joint paper ‘The unfriendly Litigation Friend and maintaining confidentiality’ at the Third International Advocacy Conference at Nottingham Trent University. Representing both authors, Ian Cain attended the conference entitled ‘Advocacy and Vulnerable Witnesses: 20 years on from the Youth Justice and Criminal […]

SSHD V Banger (part two): Extended Family Members and Appeal Rights

Following the resumed hearing on 20th March 2019, before the President of the Upper Tribunal, Mr Justice Lane and Upper Tribunal Judge Rimington, the final Decision in Banger has now been reported: Banger (EEA: EFM – Right of Appeal) [2019] UKUT 00194(IAC).   Ms Banger was represented pro bono by Anthony Metzer QC and Sanaz Saifolahi. […]

Roger Hood Lecture at University of Oxford

Anthony Metzer QC, Christobel McCoey and Sangeetha Iengar of Goldsmith Chambers attended the Annual Roger Hood Lecture, part of the All Souls Criminology Seminar Series held at the University of Oxford. This year’s lecture was entitled ‘(De)constructing the crimmigrant other: migration, citizenship and penal power’ and was delivered by Professor Katja Franko of the University of […]

Eames & Masters v NV Transport Ltd & PMP Forward Ltd

On the 1st April 2019, Mr Ian Cain, Goldsmith Chambers’ Common Law Pupil, successfully  represented 2 former dockyard workers on a pro-bono basis in their Employment Tribunal in Southampton for unlawful dismissal and a breach of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006.  The Claimants were employed as shunters at a dockyard by […]

Dominic D’Souza secures acquittal in Attempted Murder Trial

Following a three and a half week Trial, Dominic D’Souza secures the acquittal of his Client who was tried for Attempted Murder, Committing Arson with Intent to Endanger Life and S.18 Wounding with Intent. The jury acquitted following a mesmerising speech by Mr D’Souza and his solicitor was thrilled with his exceptional commitment to the […]

Law Friends Immigration Law & Criminal Law Conferences

The Law Friends Society organises conferences in crime, immigration and family law, providing legal professionals with practical advice and analysis of recent case law.  Goldsmith Chambers was proud to co-host the Immigration Law Seminar on the 23 May, with around 100 practitioners in attendance. Samina Iqbal,  Sarah Pinder,  Kezia Tobin and Lawrence Youseffian delivered presentations covering a […]