Grace Ong re-elected to the Bar Council

Goldsmith Chambers is pleased to announce that Grace Ong has been re-elected to the Bar Council. As an elected member, it provides a real chance to get involved in how the Bar Council discharges its representative functions and an opportunity to represent the profession.

RASSO team holds seminar at CPS Drummond Gate

Members of the Goldsmiths Crime RASSO team held a 2 hour CPD accredited seminar at the CPS RASSO unit on Wednesday 19th October 2016. Topics included section 28 and Young Witnesses, Mental Health, Disclosure and Historic indictments. The seminar was well attended by lawyers from CPS RASSO and other teams. Head of Chambers Anthony Metzer […]

Failure to act on Female Genital Mutilation

Local Government analysis: The failure to successfully prosecute a single case of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the UK is a ‘national scandal’, the Commons home affairs select committee said in September 2016. In a recent report, the MPs said it was ‘beyond belief’ that no one had been convicted of FGM, 30 years after […]

Sri Lankan Solicitors Network Family Law seminar

Four members of the Family Team at Goldsmith Chambers were delighted to be invited by the Sri Lankan Solicitors Network to present a seminar on Divorce and Financial Remedies. The seminar was hosted by the SLSN at the Citadel Hotel on High Holborn on Thursday 29th September 2016 from 6pm – 9pm. Approximately 30 delegates […]

Goldsmith Chambers hosts Royal Navy reception

On 15th September, Goldsmith Chambers was delighted to host the Commodore Naval Legal Services, Commodore Andrew Jameson and his fellow officers, at a reception to celebrate our long standing relationship with the Royal Navy. Unlike the other Services (Army and Royal Air Force), the Royal Navy selects its future lawyers from currently serving officers, who then […]

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 […]

The magic of mentoring

Joanne Wicks QC, Grace Ong and Lucinda Orr outline the benefits of mentoring for barristers. Chancery Bar Association mentoring: Joanne Wicks QC The Chancery Bar Association (ChBA) mentoring scheme was set up in 2009. It was initially, and controversially, only open to women, though it was always intended to be rolled out to men too: […]

Goldsmith Chambers welcomes four new tenants

Sam Giffin (1991) is an established advocate who exclusively practices for the defence. She practices all aspects of criminal law. Navaz Bustani (1995) an experienced and skilled barrister who specialises in all aspects of immigration and has a particular interest in the niche area of Licensing law. Katie Fothergill (2002) began her career at the […]