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Legal 500 – 2017 Edition

Chambers is very proud to have 9 of our members recognised in the 2017 edition of the Legal 500 directory.  The rankings have been published as follows: CRIME (General Crime):- Anthony Metzer QC – ‘A well-prepared, thorough and engaging advocate – his legal arguments are consistently impressive.’ – Leading Silks, Band 2 Roderick Johnson QC […]

Martin Khoshdel secures acquittal in 9 handed prison Affray

Martin Khoshdel successfully represented a Defendant who was indicted on a charge of Affray in Prison with 8 other Defendants. The evidence included CCTV showing prisoners fighting, throwing missiles and using weapons. Martin’s Client was acquitted after Trial.

Goldsmith Chambers Immigration team present bespoke seminar to Caronte

Members of the Goldsmith Chambers Immigration Team presented a bespoke seminar to ‘Caronte’, an Italian comparative research project on contemporary asylum policy. Caronte is looking at best practice in German, UK, Italian and Canadian asylum policy.  By focusing upon international case studies, the project aims to help the legislature reform Italian asylum policy. The results […]

Chambers welcomes Charlotte Bull and Sarah Taylor as new tenants

Chambers is very pleased to announce that  Charlotte Bull and Sarah Taylor have successfully completed their pupillage with chambers and have accepted their respective offers of tenancy.  They have become tenants in chambers from today, 2nd October 2017. Members of Goldsmith Chambers have no doubt that both Charlotte and Sarah will continue to make valuable […]

Dr Charlotte Proudman presents first session of FLBA autumn lecture series

The first lecture of the FLBA’s 2017 autumn lecture series took place on 21 September 2017 and was titled “Female Genital Mutilation and Breast Ironing in the Context of Evolving Jurisprudence.”  The speakers were Nkumbe Ekaney QC, of 1 Garden Court, and Charlotte Proudman, of Goldsmith Chambers. The lecture was pitched to a broad audience, […]

Family law seminar by DNA Legal – 20 September 2017

Goldsmith Chambers Family Group was delighted to host an excellent and informative seminar by DNA Legal on Wednesday 20 September.  The seminar was fully booked and attended by local family solicitors. The evening comprised an overview of the latest techniques and analysis for DNA, drug and alcohol testing.  It came as a surprise to many […]

Unlawful detention seminar in support of BID – 18 September 2017

On 18 September, Goldsmith Chambers collaborated with Bail for Immigration Detainees (BID) to hold a seminar on unlawful detention.  BID and Goldsmith were kindly hosted by Allen & Overy, who provided drinks and canapes before the event. Rita Sethi, Head of our Immigration Team at Goldsmith, welcomed all who attended.  The event was fully booked […]

CPS RASSO North team – 7th September 2017

Chambers’ senior criminal clerk, Lynn Pilkington, and other members of Goldsmith Chambers’ Rape List counsel were delighted to be invited to and attend a RASSO (Rape and Serious Sexual Offences) party in Pimlico on 7th September 2017.  The photograph shows Lynn on the far right with members of the CPS RASSO North team.

R -v- MU [2017] – Grace Ong prosecuting

Grace Ong secured a unanimous guilty verdict on an indictment containing 10 counts against a father for raping his son when he was 14 years old.  The jury were in retirement for an hour after a 5 day trial.  The defendant was sentenced to 13 years imprisonment.

Goldsmith Family co-hosts seminar – 20th September 2017

Together with DNA Legal, Chambers’ family team is co-hosting a seminar on 20th September to look at drug, alcohol and DNA testing more closely. Delegates will learn why a negative test result does not mean a person has not used drugs or what metabolites mean and which ones are needed to distinguish passive use from […]