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Head of family group publishes Wellbeing at the Bar blog

Victoria Wilson, Chambers’ head of the family practice team, has written a blog post published by the Wellbeing at the Bar website entitled “Why do you want to be a barrister?”.  You can read the blog post here. Whilst focusing on the numerous, varied and often quirky reasons why members of the Bar chose this […]

“Time for Justice – The Law is Broken” event and debate in the House of Commons

Seven members of Goldsmith Chambers attended the ‘Time for Justice – The Law is Broken’ event at the House of Commons on the 8th May 2018, organised by the Criminal Bar Association and Young Legal Aid Lawyers, supported by a broad coalition, comprising The Bar Council, Young Bar Association, Criminal Law Solicitors Association and the […]

Sarah Taylor secures outstanding result in Proceeds of Crime case

Sarah Taylor defends second on indictment in seven handed Proceeds of Crime Act final hearing at Birmingham Crown Court. The prosecution initially sought a hidden assets figure in excess of £1,000,000. After 7 days of evidence an order was made in the amount of £30,000. Sarah was instructed by Ryan Downes, specialist POCA consultant.

Chambers celebrates with the Border Criminologies Centre at the University of Oxford

On 19th and 20th April 2018, Goldsmith Chambers’ academic partner, Border Criminologies (part of the Faculty of Law) at the University of Oxford, celebrated their 5th anniversary with the one and half day conference, Beyond Critique: Celebrating Five Years of Border Criminologies. Since 2013, Border Criminologies has brought together scholars, activists, policy-makers, legal professionals and other actors in […]

Dominic D’Souza instructed in two high profile Defence cases

Dominic D’Souza has been instructed to defend a Client in Ireland in respect of a case where the Defendant insists on representation from outside of the jurisdiction. Dominic D’Souza has also been instructed and will be leading Rachel Law in a  complex company investment Fraud.  

Dr Charlotte Proudman interviewed by the BBC about women’s appearance in the legal profession

Business Daily, Good Looks and Getting Ahead BBC World Service, 8.32am, 20.04.2018 How much does your physical attractiveness affect your career prospects? And can the attention it draws be something of a mixed blessing? Vishala Sri-Pathma hears from British barrister Dr Charlotte Proudman about her personal experiences in what is a very male dominated profession. But while […]

Oxford University and Border Criminologies

Anthony Metzer QC is today speaking as part of Chambers association with the University of Oxford’s Border Criminologies, part of the Faculty of Law, at the Beyond Critique: Celebrating 5 years of Border Criminologies conference. His subject is Legal Challenges to Immigration Detention.  

Chambers welcomes the arrival of 6 new tenants

Goldsmith Chambers are delighted to announce the arrival of 6 new tenants.  Joining chambers are: Juliann Manson (1995) & Sarah Egan (2006) – previously of Hind Court David Mendes de Costa (1976), Ian Mason (1978) and Daniel Searle (2015) – previously of Strand Chambers and Mark Hemming (1999) – previously a criminal defence duty solicitor The new […]

Anthony Metzer QC represents McGowan family at their son’s inquest

Chambers’ Head of Chambers, Anthony Metzer QC, is representing the McGowan family at their son’s inquest, which started on Monday 16th April 2018 at the Avon Coroner’s Court. Oliver McGowan was 18 years old when he was admitted to Southmead Hospital in Bristol on 22nd October 2016 after having a seizure, which did not subside […]