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COVID-19 & the Immigration and Asylum Tribunal

Goldsmith Chambers Immigration Team continues to be deeply concerned about the welfare of all court users in the Immigration and Asylum Tribunals.  The team have joined other specialist immigration teams from other chambers in writing to the President of the First-Tier Tribunal (IAC). You can access the letter in full here.

Covid-19: Chambers Update

In light of the Government’s announcement that non-essential contact and travel should be avoided, we are taking steps to reduce risks to our Staff, Barristers and Clients, whilst ensuring that Chambers can continue to operate as normal. With effect from 20th March, all staff will be working from home. During this time we will have full […]

COVID-19 & the Immigration and Asylum Tribunal

Goldsmith Chambers Immigration Team are deeply concerned about the welfare of all court users in the Immigration and Asylum Tribunals.  We support the urgent letter which was sent to the Chair of the Bar Council seeking clarification on COVID-19 measures. You can access the letter in full here.

WiGS – Women Internationally Gaining Skills

Samina Iqbal of Goldsmith Chambers helped set up and co-found WiGS – Women Internationally Gaining Skills at the start of 2020. The aim of the project is to deliver training in advocacy and legal skills to female law students, advocates and barristers internationally. In particular, WiGS aim to focus on countries, where there is greater […]

Sangeetha Iengar commissioned to write article for The Times

Sangeetha Iengar, a member of Chambers’ immigration team has been commissioned by the Times to write about the legal implications of Europe’s border violence. Her article ‘The EU have chosen strong borders over legal duties – The migrant crisis in Greece is the inevitable result of years of seeing the right to asylum as a […]

LEXIS NEXIS LEGAL AWARDS 2020

Goldsmith Chambers was delighted to be commended for its “Outstanding Achievement” for the ‘Case of the Year’ award -the only category where there was specific mention for anyone but the winners -for the landmark case of SSHD v Banger , in which Anthony Metzer QC and Sanaz Saifolahi were instructed, at last night’s Lexis Nexis […]

Anthony Metzer QC & Sarah Pinder represent eight Commonwealth veterans in group action

Anthony Metzer QC, Head of Chambers leads Sarah Pinder,  joint-head of the immigration team, in a group judicial review claim brought by eight Fijian Commonwealth veterans, who served in the British army, including on numerous operations. They are instructed by Vinita Templeton, Director at Duncan Lewis. The group action has been launched with the letter before claim having being served upon the MOD […]

Sangeetha Iengar writes blog post “Europe’s Borderlands: The New Shooting Range for Power Politics”

Chambers is proud of its association with the Border Criminologies department at the University of Oxford’s Law Faculty.  Sangeetha Iengar, a member of Chambers’ immigration team, was asked to write an article for Border Criminologies Blog, drawing attention to the recent tensions involving asylum seekers on the Turkish-Greek border. You can access the post here.  For ease, the article has been […]