Goldsmith Chambers hosts successful FGM Seminar


Goldsmith Chambers were delighted to welcome 90 professionals at a training seminar on ‘Female Genital Mutilation and the Law in Practice’, organised in collaboration with the National FGM Centre (20th September 2016).

Speakers included Julie Okine, head of the family team, and Charlotte Proudman, expert on FGM and barrister in family law, on the legal remedies available to deal with cases of FGM, and breast ironing. Millie Kerr, Children’s Service Manager of the National FGM Centre provided a thorough overview of the role of the centre in supporting professionals in dealing with complex cases of FGM on the ground, and the various ways of responding to suspected cases of FGM.

Adwoa Kwateng-Kluvitse, Head of Global Advocacy, Policy and Africa programme at FORWARD spoke passionately about the work carried out to eliminate FGM in the UK and internationally, as well as emphasising the need for more funding for NGOs to assist women and girls at risk. Finally, Anthony Metzer QC, head of Goldsmith Chambers, closed the event with a speech on the need for professionals to work together to end FGM.

Goldsmith Chambers is a leading multi-disciplinary set that is committed to providing professionals and lay clients with expert advocacy and quality advice. Our members are instructed and appear in courts throughout the country and beyond from the Magistrates, and County courts to the Supreme Court and even the Court of Justice of the European Union.

We are a forward thinking and progressive set that holds traditional values whilst adopting a fresh approach to providing legal services. Goldsmith Chambers is committed to assisting girls and women who are survivors of FGM. Our barristers can offer a range of support and legal services.



Related barristers: Julie Okine, Dr Charlotte Proudman

Related practice areas: Female Genital Mutilation, Family