Chambers News

Stay up to date with the latest news from Goldsmith Chambers and our members.


Wells v Devani [2019] UKSC 4.

Successful appeal to the Supreme Court from the Court of Appeal on the issue of whether Mr Devani, an estate agent, and Mr Wells, a vendor, had reached a complete and enforceable  agreement despite there being no express identification of the event which would trigger the obligation to pay the commission. The second issue, raised […]

Charlotte Proudman invited by Coco de Mer to join panel discussion

Charlotte Proudman has been invited by the CEO of Coco de Mer to join a panel discussion on the 11th March 2019 to discuss FGM and the broader conversation around the right of women to experience pleasure, together with the importance of education. The panel discussion will be held with Waris Dirie and Rowan Pelling (journalist).

Guzelyurtlu v Cyprus & Turkey

Alper Riza QC successfully represented the Guzelyurtlu family in their claim against Turkey. Read here the article written by Alper Riza for the Cyprus Mail.

Chambers welcomes the arrival of three new tenants

Goldsmith Chambers are delighted to announce the arrival of three new tenants.  Joining chambers are: Dominic Bell (1992) – from 4th February 2019 Jessica Russell-Mitra (2003) – from 15th October 2018 and Lawrence Youssefian (2013)– from 7th January 2019 The new members will greatly contribute to chambers’ existing crime, civil and immigration teams.

Charlotte Proudman nominated for the True Honour Awards 2019

Chambers are delighted to announce that Charlotte Proudman has been nominated for the True Honour awards 2019, in recognition of the work she does to take a stand against honour based violence, in particular FGM. Charlotte is vocal in raising awareness of FGM (female genital mutilation), and often attends events and lectures to raise awareness […]

Dr Charlotte Proudman comments upon the first conviction of FGM

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is increasingly being performed on babies and infants in the UK, the Victoria Derbyshire programme has been told. FGM expert and barrister Dr Charlotte Proudman said it was “almost impossible to detect” as the girls were not in school or old enough to report it. In one report, in Yorkshire, a […]

Congratulations on more Judicial Appointments

Chambers are delighted to announce that both Joseph Plowright and Sarah Pinder have been appointed to sit as part-time Judges of the Immigration & Asylum Chamber in the First-Tier Tribunal.  We welcome the addition of two experienced immigration practitioners to the Bench.

Charlotte Bayati represents NS (Sri Lanka) and AR (Sri Lanka) led by Stephen Knafler QC in landmark Supreme Court ruling on the best interests of children facing removal

On the 24th October 2018, the Supreme Court handed down judgment in four linked cases known collectively as KO (Nigeria) and Others v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] UKSC 53. Charlotte Bayati of Goldsmith chambers, led by Stephen Knafler QC,represented two appellants and their families  linked and referred to as one of […]