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Catherine Jaquiss writes guest post for UK Human Rights Blog

Catherine Jaquiss, a member of Chambers’ immigration team has written a guest post for the UK Human Rights blog on immigration detention.  Cathy focuses on the event recently organised by the Bar Council and Refugee Tales to mark the publishing of an independent report commissioned by the Bar Council: ‘Injustice in Immigration Detention, Perspectives from Legal […]

Immigration law seminar with the Sri Lankan Solicitors Network

Members of chambers and the Sri Lankan Solicitors’ Network enjoyed a productive training day together on 9th December 2017 at BPP Waterloo. Cathy Jasquiss, Soraya Pascoe, Samina Iqbal, Jamila Hassan, Pierre Georget and Anton van Dellen spoke on specialist immigration law topics ranging from the pitfalls of the Points-Based System, Administrative and Judicial Reviews as […]

Head of Chambers, Anthony Metzer QC, successfully defends libel claim

Our head of chambers, Anthony Metzer QC, has successfully defended a libel claim heard in the High Court over 7 days.  The judgment, Serafin v Malkiewicz & Ors [2017] EWHC 2992 (QB) (24 November 2017), can be accessed here.  Mr Metzer represented the three defendants on a direct access basis. The Claimant, Mr Serafin, claimed damages and […]

Head of Chambers, Anthony Metzer QC, successfully defends libel claim

Our head of chambers, Anthony Metzer QC, has successfully defended a libel claim heard in the High Court over 7 days.  The judgment, Serafin v Malkiewicz & Ors [2017] EWHC 2992 (QB) (24 November 2017), can be accessed here.  Mr Metzer represented the three defendants on a direct access basis. The Claimant, Mr Serafin, claimed damages and […]

Immigration Law Conference with the Sri Lankan Solicitors’ Network – 9th December 2017

Members of chambers are looking forward to presenting an all-day seminar for the Sri Lankan Solicitors’ Network on 9th December 2017 at BPP Waterloo. Cathy Jasquiss, Soraya Pascoe, Samina Iqbal, Jamila Hassan, Pierre Georget and Anton van Dellen will be speaking on the following topics: Part 6A of the Immigration Rules:  Pitfalls of the Points-Based System […]

Update on Reference made to the CJEU: Oral hearing scheduled

Further to chambers’ earlier posts on the Order for Reference to the CJEU and the reported determination of Banger (Unmarried Partner of British National) [2017] UKUT 00125 (IAC), Anthony Metzer QC and Sanaz Saifolahi, who represent Ms Banger, can confirm that the case has been listed for an oral hearing at the CJEU on 17th January […]

Marie de Redman secures acquittal in Rape Trial

Marie de Redman, instructed by Maurice Andrews Solicitors, successfully defended a man charged with two counts of Rape at Wolverhampton Crown Court this week. The Trial focused on the issue of consent. The jury reached unanimous verdicts of Not Guilty on both counts.

Things are never black and white

Goldsmith Chambers had the pleasure of sponsoring the Bereaved Families Forum at an intimate and inspiring evening at Temple Church on Wednesday 8 November.  Israeli and Palestinian members of the charity, Robi Damelin and Mazen Faraj, each shared their experience of losing their loved one to the conflict and finding a route from revenge to reconciliation.  Goldsmith Chambers looks forward to hosting similar […]

Immigration Judicial Review training for OISC advisers

Members of the immigration team welcomed OISC advisers into chambers on 2nd November 2017 and together, they conducted a workshop on immigration judicial reviews.  The OISC rules and guidance were amended earlier this year to allow advisers registered at level 3 to conduct judicial reviews as long as they work with barristers registered to provide […]

Wellbeing certificate awarded to chambers

On 4th November, the Chair of the Bar awarded chambers with a Wellbeing Certificate following its wellbeing initiative and the receipt of over 30 applications in its inaugural round.  Chambers is delighted to accept this award and will continue its efforts to further promote wellbeing in chambers, across the Bar and more widely within the […]