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5th Dec 2019
On Sunday 1st December 2019, Anthony Metzer QC and Nicholas Wayne hosted a very successful event at Goldsmith Chambers for a delegation of four senior lawyers from the Attorney General’s Office in Sri Lanka. The event began with Anthony Metzer QC giving a presentation on UK anti-money laundering laws, specifically focused on drug offence cases. This […]
3rd Dec 2019
Chambers was deeply sorry to learn of the terrible events on 29th November 2019 and wishes to express its deepest condolences and support to all those affected. We echo the sentiment so well expressed by Mr Merritt, the father of Jack Merritt, who tragically lost his life, in today’s Guardian: “Jack believed in the inherent […]
25th Nov 2019
Campus rape: breach of care. As reports of rape assaults on campus soar, solicitor Georgina Calvert-Lee and barrister, Charlotte Proudman raise awareness of the public duty of care in this developing area of law in counsel magazine (November 2019 issue).
25th Nov 2019
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 […]
8th Nov 2019
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 […]
7th Nov 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 […]
5th Nov 2019
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 […]
4th Nov 2019
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.
29th Oct 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 […]
28th Oct 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 […]