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.


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...

Dingle Clark Dingle Clark
Dingle Clark Year of Call: 1981 Call on 020 7353 6802

Dingle Clark has a wide ranging Common Law practice. He deals with all aspects of Child and Family law. His previous experience as a Coroner means he takes a particular interest in medico legal...

Juliann Manson Juliann Manson
Juliann Manson Year of Call: 1985 Call on

Juliann was called to the Bar in 1985. Juliann initially specialised in Crime and Licensing but accepted Family cases from 1991. Since around 2000 she has specialised in Family cases. Criminal...

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.

Pamilla Gill Pamilla Gill
Pamilla Gill Year of Call: 1989 Call on 020 7353 6802

Pamilla has a wide range of experience in family law cases. Pamilla is IATC qualified to undertake advocacy training and teaches trainee barristers on the BPTC and is an External Examiner for the...

Tracey McLevy Tracey McLevy
Tracey McLevy Year of Call: 1993 Call on 020 7353 6802

Tracey now specialises in Family law, having previously had a wide early practice including civil and criminal law, to appellate level. Tracey is qualified to accept instructions from members of...

Hilary Pollock Hilary Pollock
Hilary Pollock Year of Call: 1993 Call on 020 7353 6802

Hilary has an established practice in family law. Hilary is qualified to accept instructions from members of the public, via the direct access scheme.

Chris Brennan Chris Brennan
Chris Brennan Year of Call: 1995 Call on

Chris specialises in all aspects of child and family work including public and private law. He initially qualified and practiced as a solicitor before transferring to the Bar in 1995. Chris joined...

Anne Donelon Anne Donelon
Anne Donelon Year of Call: 1995 Call on 020 7353 6802

Anne is a specialist family law practitioner, and her practice comprises mainly of private and public law applications relating to children. Anne's practice combined both criminal and family law...

Lesley Jones Lesley Jones
Lesley Jones Year of Call: 1995 Call on

Lesley Jones began her career at the bar at a common law set of chambers where she undertook Family and Criminal cases.  As her career progressed she specialised in Criminal cases for many years as...

Julie Okine Julie Okine
Julie Okine Year of Call: 1996 Call on 020 7353 6802

Julie is a specialist Family & Child Law Practitioner. She has extensive experience as a Junior and of cases where she has been led by Queens Counsel. Julie is well regarded for her sensitive...

Linda Turnbull Linda Turnbull
Linda Turnbull Year of Call: 1998 Call on

Linda has a very busy family and immigration practice; often her cases involve both areas of law. Linda is well respected for her thorough preparation and attention to detail. Linda's family...

Melissa Millin Melissa Millin
Melissa Millin Year of Call: 1999 Call on 020 7353 6802

Melissa was called in 1999 and is a member of Grays Inn. She commenced pupillage and initial tenancy at 3 Temple Gardens. Melissa initially specialised in crime but has been accepting family cases...

Soraya Pascoe Soraya Pascoe
Soraya Pascoe Year of Call: 1999 Call on

Soraya’s main areas of practice are family law (public and private, both children matters and finance), immigration and public law. She has expertise in matters concerning international,...

Samina Iqbal Samina Iqbal
Samina Iqbal Year of Call: 1999 Call on 020 7353 6802

  Samina is a senior public law and immigration practitioner with over 20 years’ experience. Since 2000, Samina specialises in immigration law with a background in family law. ...

Dr Marcia Persaud Dr Marcia Persaud
Dr Marcia Persaud Year of Call: 2000 Call on

Marcia is a rounded common law barrister, who is an active advocate in the High Court and County Court. Despite her obvious interest in Clinical/Medical Negligence litigation, Marcia’s main...

Victoria Wilson Victoria Wilson
Victoria Wilson Year of Call: 2002 Call on 020 7353 6802

Victoria practices exclusively in family law. She is a skilful and effective advocate, extremely thorough and always well prepared. She inspires complete confidence in both instructing solicitors and...

Sarah Pinder Sarah Pinder
Sarah Pinder Year of Call: 2006 Call on 020 7353 6802

Sarah practises in public law with particular expertise in immigration and asylum.  Sarah is also developing her practice in community care, social welfare, mental health and capacity law and...

Bronwen Jones Bronwen Jones
Bronwen Jones Year of Call: 2009 Call on 020 7353 6802

Bronwen specialises in asylum and immigration and children family law.

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...

Dr Charlotte Proudman Dr Charlotte Proudman
Dr Charlotte Proudman Year of Call: 2010 Call on 020 7353 6802

Charlotte is an award-winning barrister with an extensive family law practice in complex trials and appellate cases, often encompassing ground-breaking fields of law. Ranked as Legal 500’s Leading...

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...

Ngaa Zivuku Ngaa Zivuku
Ngaa Zivuku Year of Call: 2011 Call on 020 7353 6802

Ngaa is a friendly and approachable advocate who fearlessly and effectively represents her clients. She is particularly noted for the manner in which she is able to handle vulnerable and anxious...

Jamila Hassan Jamila Hassan
Jamila Hassan Year of Call: 2011 Call on 020 7353 6802

Jamila practises in public law with particular expertise in immigration and human rights. Jamila also specialises in family law, representing children in particular. Jamila has been appointed as...

Sara Wyeth Sara Wyeth
Sara Wyeth Year of Call: 2013 Call on 020 7353 6802

Sara joined Goldsmith Chambers after successful completion of her pupillage. She is developing a busy practice across Chambers' main practice areas. Sara is developing a reputation as a fearless...

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...

Christabel McCooey Christabel McCooey
Christabel McCooey Year of Call: 2014 Call on 020 7353 6802

Christabel practices primarily in criminal and family law, with an interest in human rights, mental health and prison reform. She is adept at offering dedicated representation and advice which is...

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...

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...

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...

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