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Raj Joshi joins Chambers

Chambers are delighted to announce that Raj Joshi has joined Goldsmith Chambers from 18 Red Lion Court. Raj practices predominantly in crime, and is an excellent addition to our thriving Criminal team.

Goldsmith Chambers attend House Of Lords

On Wednesday 4th September, Baroness Walmsley hosted Goldsmith Chambers for drinks and dinner at the House of Lords in place of her husband Lord Thomas to commemorate and  celebrate the merger of Goldsmith Chambers with Argent Chambers having taken place 2000 days earlier. Baroness Walmsley spoke very warmly about Chambers and there were words of […]

Banks on Sentence

Harry O’Sullivan of Chambers has been appointed to take over the authorship of the textbook Banks on Sentence. This will involve him writing updates to the text for the next edition and also being the author and general editor for its contents and monthly updater alerts.

Permission granted to appeal to the Supreme Court in defamation case

The Supreme Court has granted permission to appeal Serafin v Malkiewicz.  The issues in the appeal include interpretation and application of the public interest defence under s.4 of the Defamation Act 2013 and  the correct test of whether a trial has been rendered unfair by the conduct of the judge.  Anthony Metzer QC and Dr […]

Dr Charlotte Proudman successfully represents the mother in FGM case

Re X (Female Genital Mutilation Protection Order. No.2) [2019] EWHC 1990 (Fam) Nkumbe Ekaney QC and Dr Charlotte Proudman represented the mother in a case concerning a FGM Protection Order (“FGMPO”). The local authority applied for a travel ban to prohibit the mother’s child from leaving the jurisdiction to visit her father in Egypt due to […]

Head of Chambers, Anthony Metzer QC appointed visiting fellow

De Montford University in Leicester has appointed Anthony Metzer QC, as a visiting fellow of the Centre of Research and Innovation for Sport, Technology and the Law (CRISTAL).  Last November, Anthony  delivered a talk on “International Sport and the law from an athlete’s perspective”at the University’s Sports Law conference  which was co-hosted by the Law School and the […]

Dr Anton van Dellen appears before Old Bailey Judge appointed to hear fresh inquests

Dr Anton van Dellen made submissions to the Old Bailey Judge, who was appointed after previous inquests had been quashed, about the scope of the inquests into the deaths of Anthony Walgate, Gabriel Kovari, Daniel Whitworth and Jack Taylor.  His submissions, which were resisted by the Metropolitan Police, were that the non-judicial acts of the […]

Dr Anton van Dellen and Ian Cain present paper at Third International Advocacy Conference in Nottingham

On Friday 21st June 2019, Dr Anton van Dellen and Ian Cain presented their joint paper ‘The unfriendly Litigation Friend and maintaining confidentiality’ at the Third International Advocacy Conference at Nottingham Trent University. Representing both authors, Ian Cain attended the conference entitled ‘Advocacy and Vulnerable Witnesses: 20 years on from the Youth Justice and Criminal […]

SSHD V Banger (part two): Extended Family Members and Appeal Rights

Following the resumed hearing on 20th March 2019, before the President of the Upper Tribunal, Mr Justice Lane and Upper Tribunal Judge Rimington, the final Decision in Banger has now been reported: Banger (EEA: EFM – Right of Appeal) [2019] UKUT 00194(IAC).   Ms Banger was represented pro bono by Anthony Metzer QC and Sanaz Saifolahi. […]