Archive: January 2022

New Head of Crime

Dominic D’Souza has been appointed as the new Head of the Crime team within Goldsmith Chambers.

Sarah Memmi secures a unanimous acquittal at Guildford Crown Court

Sarah Memmi, instructed by Helen Ricks of GT Stewart Solicitors, represented H at trial charged with one count of robbery. Sarah made a successful application to adduce hearsay evidence which undermined the complainant’s account and credibility. She extensively cross-examined the complainant, drawing out the numerous inconsistencies in the various accounts she had given in court, […]

Dr Charlotte Proudman won appeal on behalf of Kate Griffiths MP in the Family Division of the High Court setting precedent for victims of domestic abuse

Griffiths v Griffiths (Guidance on Contact Costs) [2022] EWHC 113 (Fam) In 2020, the family court found that Kate Griffiths MP’s husband, a former disgraced MP, raped her in her sleep, physically and verbally abused her and coercively controlled her. The court also found that the child was verbally abused by the father. After a […]

Dr Charlotte Proudman is listed as #TheHot100Lawyer by The Lawyer and shortlisted for two Lexis Nexis awards

We are delighted to announce that Dr Proudman was listed this week as #TheHot100Lawyer which is the Lawyer Hot 100 for 2022. To read more about it click here,  The Lawyer writes: A strongly feminist barrister, Dr Charlotte Proudman uses her immense talent to advocate for the rights of women. Last year year she represented […]

Dr Proudman wins appeal on behalf of rape complainant in family proceedings

GK v PR [2021] EWFC 106 Dr Proudman was successful on appeal on behalf of a mother in overturning a fact-finding decision in which no findings were made on the mother’s allegations of rape, domestic abuse and coercive and controlling behaviour. The appellate court held that the trial judge minimised the significance of the allegations […]


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