Archive: October 2018

Grace Ong secures convictions in Rape cases

Grace Ong, prosecuting, secured convictions in September and October for 2 familial rape cases and one multi-handed case involving 5 young defendants. The defendants in the rape cases were sentenced to 22 years and 18 years imprisonment respectively.

Joseph Plowright trains students and lawyers in Lahore, Pakistan

Joe Plowright of Chambers’ immigration team has been invited back to Pakistan to give a day’s advocacy training to students and lawyers at the Pearl Continental in Lahore on the 30th October.  He will also be one of the speakers at a seminar on the NAB Laws and the Criminal Justice System in Pakistan which […]

The Hearing – A Legal Podcast

In the latest episode of Thomson Reuters Legal UK & Ireland’s podcast series, The Hearing – the host, lawyer and social media commentator, Kevin Poulter, sits down with Dr Charlotte Proudman, Barrister at Goldsmith Chambers. The self-proclaimed feminist speaks the feminist movement, gender parity in the workplace, women’s only events, and the difficult subject of disclosure around rape cases. […]

Book launch of 10th Edition of the Immigration Law Handbook

On Tuesday 23rd October in the evening, Goldsmith Chambers celebrated the launch of the 10th Edition of the Immigration Law Handbook, co-edited by Goldsmith immigration barrister Frances Allen. The Handbook is recognised as the leading reference work both by the judiciary and the immigration bar, providing all relevant immigration and asylum legislation and related materials in one volume. […]

CJEU Banger judgment reported in the Times Law Report

The Court of Justice of the EU judgment of Banger C‑89/17 was reported in the Times Law Report on 23rd October 2018.  Goldsmith’s Head of Chambers, Anthony Metzer QC and Sanaz Saifolahi, both members of Chambers’ immigration team, represent Ms Banger.  Please click here for the full report, and here for the Westlaw case analysis.  

Law Friends Society London Immigration Law Conference – 24th October 2018

Goldsmith Chambers’ immigration team have the pleasure of co-hosting the first Law Friends Society Immigration Law Conference in London at Conway Hall today on 24th October 2018. The conference includes expert speakers and a specialist, high calibre programme of topics.  Sangeetha Iengar will be speaking on Article 8 ECHR and criminal deportation appeals, Bronwen Jones on […]

Law Friends Society London Family Law Conference – 23rd October 2018

Goldsmith Chambers’ family team had the pleasure of co-hosting the first Law Friends Society Family Law Conference in London at Conway Hall yesterday on 23rd October 2018. The conference included expert speakers and a specialist, high calibre programme of topics.  Dr Anton van Dellen delivered a talk on TOLATA claims, Christabel McCooey an Update on Private Law […]

Marie de Redman secures acquittal in Assault by Penetration Trial

Marie de Redman, instructed by Birmingham firm Hussain Solicitors, successfully defended a 63 year old man charged with Assault by Penetration.  The trial at Birmingham Crown Court lasted 5 days and involved cross examination of a vulnerable complainant with mental health issues and learning difficulties.  The Jury were unanimous in finding the man Not Guilty […]


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