Archive: April 2018

Dr Charlotte Proudman interviewed by the BBC about women’s appearance in the legal profession

Business Daily, Good Looks and Getting Ahead BBC World Service, 8.32am, 20.04.2018 How much does your physical attractiveness affect your career prospects? And can the attention it draws be something of a mixed blessing? Vishala Sri-Pathma hears from British barrister Dr Charlotte Proudman about her personal experiences in what is a very male dominated profession. But while […]

Oxford University and Border Criminologies

Anthony Metzer QC is today speaking as part of Chambers association with the University of Oxford’s Border Criminologies, part of the Faculty of Law, at the Beyond Critique: Celebrating 5 years of Border Criminologies conference. His subject is Legal Challenges to Immigration Detention.  

Chambers welcomes the arrival of 6 new tenants

Goldsmith Chambers are delighted to announce the arrival of 6 new tenants.  Joining chambers are: Juliann Manson (1995) & Sarah Egan (2006) – previously of Hind Court David Mendes de Costa (1976), Ian Mason (1978) and Daniel Searle (2015) – previously of Strand Chambers and Mark Hemming (1999) – previously a criminal defence duty solicitor The new […]

Anthony Metzer QC represents McGowan family at their son’s inquest

Chambers’ Head of Chambers, Anthony Metzer QC, is representing the McGowan family at their son’s inquest, which started on Monday 16th April 2018 at the Avon Coroner’s Court. Oliver McGowan was 18 years old when he was admitted to Southmead Hospital in Bristol on 22nd October 2016 after having a seizure, which did not subside […]

Supreme Court hears best interests of children immigration appeal

The Supreme Court hearing of NS & Others (previously MA (Pakistan) & Ors, R (on the application of) v Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) & Anor [2016] EWCA Civ 705) starts today for three days.  Our Charlotte Bayati represents two sets of appellants, NS and family as well as AR and family, and is […]

SUMMARY FACTSHEET: The Opinion of the Advocate General in Banger

On 10 April 2018, Advocate General Bobek delivered his Opinion in The Secretary of State for the Home Department v Banger (Case C-89/17), following a reference made to the Court of Justice of the European Union, by the former President of the Upper Tribunal, McCloskey J. There were four questions referred to the CJEU which […]

Advocate-General’s Opinion in the case of Banger delivered

Further to our previous updates, the Advocate-General has today delivered his Opinion in Secretary of State for the Home Department v Banger Case C-89/17.  Judgment is expected to follow in approximately 3-6 months. Anthony Metzer QC and Sanaz Saifolahi, who represent Ms Banger, attended the Court in Luxembourg on 17th January 2018 for the oral hearing. SUMMARY […]

Goldsmith Criminal group announcement

This announcement is made following a meeting of the Crime Group at Goldsmith Chambers on 9th April 2018. The Crime Group at Goldsmith Chambers contains members who exclusively defend, members who almost exclusively prosecute, and members who act for both the prosecution and defence.  We range from barristers with over 40 years of experience in […]

AAM v KG [2018] EWHC 283 (Fam)

Charlotte represented the appellant who appealed the trial Judge’s order of nullity on the basis of the polygamy. The trial Judge found that the Appellant was already married to a woman in Bangladesh at the time that he entered into a marriage with the Respondent. The case involved the following issues: validity of marriages overseas, […]


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