19th Dec 2018
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  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 […]
18th Dec 2018
The Criminal Bar Quarterly has published an article on social mobility by Grace Ong. Read here at page 11.
17th Dec 2018
Further to our earlier posts, the full hearing has now been listed for 20th March 2019 at the Upper Tribunal.
17th Dec 2018
Anthony Metzer QC and Sanaz Saifolahi appeared for the successful Appellant in the newly reported case of LS (Article 45 TFEU – derivative rights)  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 […]
10th Dec 2018
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 […]
7th Dec 2018
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: […]
5th Dec 2018
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 […]
2nd Dec 2018
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 […]