Archive: December 2018

Charlotte Bayati represents NS (Sri Lanka) and AR (Sri Lanka) led by Stephen Knafler QC in landmark Supreme Court ruling on the best interests of children facing removal

On the 24th October 2018, the Supreme Court handed down judgment in four linked cases known collectively as KO (Nigeria) and Others v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] UKSC 53. Charlotte Bayati of Goldsmith chambers, led by Stephen Knafler QC,represented two appellants and their families  linked and referred to as one of […]

Derivative rights under Article 45 TFEU

Anthony Metzer QC and Sanaz Saifolahi appeared for the successful Appellant in the newly reported case of LS (Article 45 TFEU – derivative rights) [2018] UKUT 00426 (IAC). FACTS LS is a national of the Russian Federation and is the maternal grandmother and primary carer of S, a British National child. LS had originally entered […]

Dr Charlotte Proudman quoted in Independent article about forced marriage and FGM

Girls ‘at heightened risk’ of FGM and forced marriage as police not told of protection orders Some children have been removed from country in breach of protection orders before safeguarding measures can be enforced Charlotte Proudman, a leading barrister who specialises in FGM cases, agreed with Mr Singh. She said: “The courts should be responsible […]

Dr Anton van Dellen represents Claimant in Judicial Review against the FCA

The decision of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the UK’s financial regulator, not to discipline managers at Royal Bank of Scotland’s former restructuring unit, GRG, is being challenged by Neil Mitchell in a Judicial Review.  Neil Mitchell is represented by Dr Anton van Dellen.  The Judicial Review has been extensively covered in the press:   […]

Goldsmith Chambers Hosts Unlawful Detention Seminar

On 22 November Goldsmith Chambers welcomed a wide range of immigration and civil practitioners to its Seminar on Unlawful Detention and False Imprisonment, hosted at BPP University in Holborn. Attendees heard presentations from four members of Chambers, before having the opportunity to discuss further over drinks. Head of Chambers Anthony Metzer QC opened the event […]

Goldsmith Chambers and National Police Chiefs’ Council host conference on FGM and Forced Marriage

To raise awareness of the new Pilot Practice Direction on FGM and forced marriage in family courts, Goldsmith Chambers and the NPCC collaborated to host a conference. Speakers included: Rt Hon Sir Andrew McFarlene, the President of the Family Division; Nancy Durrell McKenna, Safe Hands; Dr Charlotte Proudman, Barrister at Goldsmith Chambers; Pal Singh, Detective Sergeant; Dr Leyla Hussain, founder […]


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