Barristers

Goldsmith Barristers have extensive experience in their respective practice areas providing expert legal advice and quality advocacy services. Please contact one of our clerks who will be able to help you find the right barrister for your case.


Anthony Metzer QC Anthony Metzer QC
Anthony Metzer QC Year of Call: 1987 QC: 2013 Call on 020 7353 6802

Anthony Metzer QC, Head of Chambers, is a highly regarded silk known for his committed and forensically-detailed approach to his practice.  He specialises in crime; immigration; Claimant civil...

David Mendes Da Costa David Mendes Da Costa
David Mendes Da Costa Year of Call: 1976 Call on

David has practiced as a family lawyer and civil barrister since 1980. He has extensive experience at all levels of the family court system, whether initial hearing, trials or appeals. His practice...

James Dean James Dean
James Dean Year of Call: 1977 Call on 020 7353 6802

James practises mainly in crime, in all areas of criminal work. He is also experienced in immigration law, personal injury, professional negligence, administrative law / judicial review, mental...

Ian Mason Ian Mason
Ian Mason Year of Call: 1978 Call on

Ian Mason has been in continuous practice as a barrister since 1979 and specialises in providing direct public access services in landlord and tenant law, property matters, and disputes about trusts...

Barry Coulter Barry Coulter
Barry Coulter Year of Call: 1986 Call on 020 7353 6802

Barry is a specialist in Commercial and Civil Litigation. He started his legal career as a Common Law practitioner. In thirty years of practice there are few areas of law where he has not been...

Stuart Whitehouse Stuart Whitehouse
Stuart Whitehouse Year of Call: 1987 Call on 020 7353 6802

Stuart is a very experienced civil and family practitioner. Stuart is qualified to undertake direct access work and is happy to offer fixed fee initial case assessments.

David Giles David Giles
David Giles Year of Call: 1988 Call on

David practices mainly in landlord and tenant, general common law and commercial litigation.  Additionally, David has experience in personal Injury and professional Liability.  He has extensive...

Adam Gersch Adam Gersch
Adam Gersch Year of Call: 1993 Call on 020 7353 6802

Adam is an experienced and sought-after advocate and impressive senior counsel with a diverse practice and experience in a range of international jurisdictions.  Adam's expertise in fraud cases has...

Nicholas Wayne Nicholas Wayne
Nicholas Wayne Year of Call: 1994 Call on 020 7353 6802

Nicholas is an experienced barrister who has been instructed in numerous high-profile, challenging and complex cases, as both junior and leading counsel. Nicholas is fully accredited for direct...

Navaz Bustani Navaz Bustani
Navaz Bustani Year of Call: 1995 Call on 020 7353 6802

Navaz specialises in all areas of Immigration and Nationality Law, and Human Rights within the immigration context.

Tamara Solecki Tamara Solecki
Tamara Solecki Year of Call: 1999 Call on 020 7353 6802

Tamara is a highly experienced Civil & Regulatory practitioner and advocate in the civil courts and tribunals with a wide knowledge of general civil law as well as of POCA. Her current practice...

Kenneth Mcguire Kenneth Mcguire
Kenneth Mcguire Year of Call: 2000 Call on

Meyrick Williams Meyrick Williams
Meyrick Williams Year of Call: 2003 Call on 020 7353 6802

Meyrick's practice has a strong focus on criminal law. Whilst at the criminal Bar he has been instructed in murder, fraud, POCA, robbery, firearms, conspiracy, theft, drug importations, rape,...

Stephen Willmer Stephen Willmer
Stephen Willmer Year of Call: 2004 Call on 020 7353 6802

Stephen Willmer took degrees in history from King’s College London and political science from the LSE and in 2004 was Called to the Bar with the assistance of a Middle Temple Queen Mother...

Dilan Deeljur Dilan Deeljur
Dilan Deeljur Year of Call: 2006 Call on

Dilan Deeljur has a wide-ranging civil practice with a particular focus on commercial, property and employment law. Dilan regularly appears in the County Court, High Court (Chancery Division and...

Joanna Gillan Joanna Gillan
Joanna Gillan Year of Call: 2010 Call on 020 7353 6802

Joanna is a specialist Family and Civil barrister, with a particular emphasis on Financial Remedy hearings, TOLATA matters, Child Contact hearings and Property Law. She is known for her persuasive and...

Katharine Stock Katharine Stock
Katharine Stock Year of Call: 2010 Call on 020 7353 6802

Katharine has a broad Criminal, Civil and Commercial practice. She is regularly instructed in High Court proceedings particularly those concerning civil fraud, commercial contracts and insolvency. ...

Oliver Newman Oliver Newman
Oliver Newman Year of Call: 2010 Call on 020 7353 6802

Oliver is a common law practitioner with specialisms in fraud and property law. He is known for his forensic approach, ensuring that no detail is missed. He is frequently praised for his...

Elisabeth  Traugott Elisabeth  Traugott
Elisabeth Traugott Year of Call: 2011 Call on

Elisabeth is dual-qualified in the US and in England & Wales. She qualified in California in 2001 and was called to the Bar in 2011. Her background is in US commercial litigation, though before...

Emma Harris Emma Harris
Emma Harris Year of Call: 2011 Call on 020 7353 6802

Emma has a mixed practice which spans the areas of immigration, refugee & asylum, public law and a number of different areas within civil law.  She welcomes instructions that are either privately...

Heather Beckett Heather Beckett
Heather Beckett Year of Call: 2013 Call on

Heather had a successful career as an NHS hospital Consultant before being called to the Bar. A highly sought-after expert witness in Restorative Dentistry in clinical negligence and regulatory...

Shárin Diegan Shárin Diegan
Shárin Diegan Year of Call: 2013 Call on

Shárin enjoys a diverse practice specialising in family law, and particularly children matters. She regularly appears in courts across the country in family, criminal and civil matters. Direct...

Sarah Taylor Sarah Taylor
Sarah Taylor Year of Call: 2014 Call on

Sarah accepts instructions in all of Chambers’ practice areas and is authorised to conduct work on a Direct Access basis. She is building a reputation as a firm but sympathetic advocate. Sarah has a...

Daniel Searle Daniel Searle
Daniel Searle Year of Call: 2015 Call on

Daniel has a wide-ranging practice, which encompasses the full spectrum of civil law.  Clients praise him for his pragmatic and sound advice with detailed cost-benefit analysis and robust case...

George Symes George Symes
George Symes Year of Call: 2015 Call on

George has extensive experience dealing with Immigration, Asylum, Administrative, and Civil Law and is accepting instructions in all these fields. George previously worked for the Government Legal...

Charlotte Bull Charlotte Bull
Charlotte Bull Year of Call: 2016 Call on

Charlotte has a diverse common law practice, with an emphasis on Crime, Civil and Regulatory law. Charlotte is happy to accept instructions across the main practice areas of Chambers. Charlotte is...

Joseph Byrne Joseph Byrne
Joseph Byrne Year of Call: 2016 Call on

Joseph’s practice focuses on immigration, public law, civil and crime. He is currently instructed as Junior Counsel to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry, led by Andrew Kinnier QC for Phase 2 of the...

Ian Cain Ian Cain
Ian Cain Year of Call: 2014 Call on

Ian became a member of Goldsmith Chambers upon the successful completion of his Common Law pupillage in October 2019. He accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers’ practice, with a particular...

Jeremy Frost Jeremy Frost
Jeremy Frost Year of Call: 2018 Call on

Jeremy accepts instructions in London, the South East, Birmingham and the Midlands. Jeremy joined Goldsmith Chambers in June 2020, having already begun to build a successful mixed practice. Much of...

Jonathan Crystal Jonathan Crystal
Jonathan Crystal Year of Call: Middle Temple 1972 Call on 020 7353 6802

Jonathan is a ‘very bright and incredibly commercial’ lawyer.  His entire caseload for the past 5 years has comprised extraordinarily high-value contentious commercial matters. An extensive,...

Jasmine Ferguson Jasmine Ferguson
Jasmine Ferguson Year of Call: 2011 Call on 020 7353 6802

Jasmine is Dual Qualified in Australia and the United Kingdom having been called to the Bar in 2011 in the UK and admitted by the Supreme Court of New South Wales in Australia in 2008. She is a grade...

Sir Peter Smith Sir Peter Smith
Sir Peter Smith Year of Call: 1975 QC: 1992 Call on

Judicial Career After sitting as a Deputy in the Chancery Division since 1996, Peter was appointed a High Court Judge on 15th April 2002. Since then he has sat exclusively in London until he...

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