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Coroner issues a Preventing Future Death report

Following submissions from Dr Anton van Dellen, the Coroner hearing the inquest investigating the death of 3-year old Francesca Sio decided to issue a Preventing Future Death report.  The report concerns the mixing of child and adult patients at Greenbrook Urgent Care Centre (UCC).  The Coroner decided that this creates a risk of children quietly […]

Bar Pro Bono Awards 2019

Last night, 6th November 2019, at the Advocate Pro Bono Awards, Head of Chambers Anthony Metzer QC was awarded Pro Bono QC of the year. Sanaz Saifolahi, of the immigration team, was recognised as ‘highly commended’ in the Junior Pro Bono barrister of the year category. Both Anthony and Sanaz were recognised for their extensive […]

In Memoriam – Jessica Holmes

It was with great sadness that we learned of the tragic death of Jessica “Jess” Holmes, who passed away at the end of September aged just 40. Jess had been a tenant at Argent Chambers, specialising predominantly in criminal law.  Before the merger with Goldsmith Chambers, she decided to leave the independent Bar, and spent […]

Heather Beckett has article published in The Expert Witness

Heather Beckett has had a commissioned article – ‘What not to do as an Expert Witness from a Barrister’s point of view’ published in the Autumn 2019 ( Volume 1 Issue 29) edition of The Expert Witness.  The article can be read here.

Law Friends Society Criminal Law Conference – 25th October 2019

Two members of Chambers’ crime team joined the Law Friends Society Crime Conference in London as trainers on 25th October 2019. Oliver Newman spoke on the recent important changes to the PACE Codes of Practice, an essential area for high-street criminal legal aid firms. The lecture covered the inclusion of body worn video cameras now […]

Bar Pro Bono Awards 2019

Anthony Metzer QC, Head of Chambers, and Sanaz Saifolahi of Chambers’ immigration team have been nominated for the Bar Pro Bono Awards 2019, sponsored by Lexis Nexis. Both nominations follow Anthony’s and Sanaz’ pro bono work in the case of Banger, heard in the Court of Justice of the EU in 2018 and in the […]

Law Friends Society Immigration Law Conference London – 24th October 2019

Three members of Chambers’ immigration team joined the Law Friends Society’s Immigration Conference in London as trainers on 24th October 2019. Pierre Georget started the morning off with a lecture on the use of medical evidence in asylum and human rights claim, which was very well received. Including a focus on the recent Supreme Court […]

Immigration team train in AstenJ Immigration law Conference

Samina Iqbal, Sarah Pinder and Bronwen Jones from Chambers’ immigration team joined AstenJ’s Immigration Law Conference in London as trainers on 12th October 2019. Samina gave a comprehensive overview on the impact of Brexit in immigration law for practitioners to be completely up to date. The uncertainty surrounding this area is causing practitioners and clients alike much difficulty […]

Jane Heybroek & Sarah Pinder speak at Law Friends Society’s Birmingham Immigration Conference – 17th October 2019

Jane Heybroek and Sarah Pinder from Chambers’ immigration team joined the Law Friends Society’s Immigration Conference in Birmingham on 10th October 2019. Sarah gave a comprehensive overview on the impact of Brexit in immigration law for practitioners to be completely up to date. The uncertainty surrounding this area is causing practitioners and clients alike much difficulty and Sarah was able […]

Women in Law

To celebrate this year’s Centenary of Women in Law, Goldsmith Chambers Wellbeing team will be co-hosting an event with Doughty Street Chambers entitled ‘Breaking the barriers to being your best at the Bar’. The invited speaker will be Nikki Alderson, a former criminal barrister and now Corporate and Executive Coach. The talk will be an interactive and informal […]