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...

Matthew Sowerby Matthew Sowerby
Matthew Sowerby Year of Call: 1987 Call on

Matthew Sowerby specialises in Human Rights and Immigration Law. His clients can expect to obtain comprehensive, realistic and practical advice and representation in relation to any aspect of...

Paul Richardson Paul Richardson
Paul Richardson Year of Call: 1993 Call on

Paul Richardson is a highly successful immigration barrister. Paul has 27 years of experience and is a seasoned advocate and expert tactician. He has a high success rate and a reputation for...

Reuben Solomon Reuben Solomon
Reuben Solomon Year of Call: 1993 Call on 020 7353 6802

Reuben is an established public law practitioner, who specialises in the field of immigration, asylum, nationality, human rights and animal rights law. Reuben undertakes cases on both a publicly and...

Pearl Yong Pearl Yong
Pearl Yong Year of Call: 1993 Call on 020 7353 6802

Pearl was an Independent Financial Adjudicator and Cost Assessor, and reviewed funding decisions, in immigration and family appeals to the Tribunal, Administrative Court, Court of Appeal and the...

Daniel Coleman Daniel Coleman
Daniel Coleman Year of Call: 1994 Call on

Daniel Coleman is a well established practitioner and he appears at all levels in Immigration law cases. Daniel is committed to appellate work and has a special interest in cases involving both...

Frances Allen Frances Allen
Frances Allen Year of Call: 1995 Call on 020 7353 6802

Frances practises in public law with particular expertise in immigration and asylum, mental health and capacity, inquests (representing interested persons) and animal rights law. Frances also advises...

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.

Charlotte Bayati Charlotte Bayati
Charlotte Bayati Year of Call: 1995 Call on 020 7353 6802

Charlotte practises exclusively in immigration, asylum and nationality law at all levels of the tribunal and higher courts. Charlotte is recommended in the Legal 500 2021 edition in the highest Tier...

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...

Guy Davison Guy Davison
Guy Davison Year of Call: 1998 Call on

Guy Davison has undertaken work in relation to all aspects of Human Rights and Immigration Law.  Guy has been recognised by the Legal 500 2018 edition as a Leading Junior in Band 4...

Catherine Bexson Catherine Bexson
Catherine Bexson Year of Call: 1999 Call on 0207 353 6802

Catherine was Called to the Bar in 1999 and is an established practitioner specialising in Public and International Human Rights Law. She has over twenty years of experience in the First Tier and...

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. ...

Joseph Plowright Joseph Plowright
Joseph Plowright Year of Call: 1999 Call on

Joe has considerable experience in representing clients before the First Tier Tribunal, the Upper Tribunal, the High Court and the Court of Appeal and has recently been appointed as a Fee Paid First...

Amarjit Seehra Amarjit Seehra
Amarjit Seehra Year of Call: 1999 Call on 020 7353 6802

Amarjit is a specialist immigration practitioner and a senior member of the Immigration and Public Law team with nearly 20 years’ experience at the Bar. Throughout her career, Amarjit has been...

Alexis Slatter Alexis Slatter
Alexis Slatter Year of Call: 1999 Call on 020 7353 6802

Alexis is a human rights and public law practitioner who has extensive expertise of Judicial Review and appellate court work. Alexis is ranked in the Legal 500 2021 edition, (Tier 4 - Leading...

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...

Sanaz Saifolahi Sanaz Saifolahi
Sanaz Saifolahi Year of Call: 2000 Call on 020 7353 6802

Sanaz is ranked as a leading junior within Legal 500 (Band 3) and is an established practitioner within immigration, asylum, human rights and public law.  Her passion for this area of law began when...

Rita Sethi Rita Sethi
Rita Sethi Year of Call: 2000 Call on 020 7353 6802

Rita's motivation for a career in Law arose from her lengthy campaigning background on equality and anti-discrimination issues. Rita is a former Solicitor, having completed her solicitors training...

Shahnawaz Khan Shahnawaz Khan
Shahnawaz Khan Year of Call: 2001 Call on

Shahnawaz Khan’s practice is divided into three areas: Criminal Defence, Immigration and Landlord & Tenancy. Shahnawaz hopes to supplement his practice by undertaking pro bono work. He is...

Jane Heybroek Jane Heybroek
Jane Heybroek Year of Call: 2003 Call on 020 7353 6802

Jane specialises in all aspects of Immigration, Nationality and Asylum Law, and has represented private and publicly-funded clients in the following fields: Asylum Family Reunion Entry Clearance ...

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...

Sara Anzani Sara Anzani
Sara Anzani Year of Call: 2008 Call on

Sara is an experienced human rights and public law practitioner specialising in all areas of immigration, asylum and nationality law.  Sara also has a keen interest in public law challenges to police...

Sangeetha Iengar Sangeetha Iengar
Sangeetha Iengar Year of Call: 2009 Call on

Sangeetha is a specialist in asylum, immigration and international human rights law with over ten years’ experience of practice in these areas. She has carved her niche at the Bar by concentrating...

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.

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...

Jamil Dhanji Jamil Dhanji
Jamil Dhanji Year of Call: 2010 Call on 0207 353 6802

Jamil is a public and human rights lawyer, specialising in all areas of personal and business immigration, international protection and nationality law.  He has over a decade’s experience...

Kezia Tobin Kezia Tobin
Kezia Tobin Year of Call: 2010 Call on 020 7353 6802

Kezia practices in all areas of immigration, asylum and nationality law and regularly appears in the First Tier Tribunal, Upper Tribunal and Court of Appeal. In addition to representing clients in the...

Amanda Walker Amanda Walker
Amanda Walker Year of Call: 2011 Call on 020 7353 6802

Amanda specialises in immigration law. Amanda moved to Goldsmith Chambers from Mansfield Chambers in October 2015. Prior to coming to the Bar, Amanda worked in the field of immigration and...

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...

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...

Lawrence Youssefian Lawrence Youssefian
Lawrence Youssefian Year of Call: 2013 Call on

Lawrence is a public law practitioner, and specialises in UK immigration, asylum and nationality matters. He has a busy practice representing individuals in the First-tier and Upper Tribunal, as well...

Catherine Jaquiss Catherine Jaquiss
Catherine Jaquiss Year of Call: 2014 Call on 020 7353 6802

Catherine’s practice is focused on human rights, immigration, refugee and animal rights law.  Catherine represents clients at all levels. Catherine's work is unique in terms of the breadth and...

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...

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...

Pierre Georget Pierre Georget
Pierre Georget Year of Call: 2017 Call on

Pierre is a specialist immigration and human rights barrister with over 5 years’ experience practising in the field of immigration and asylum, as both a Level 3 OISC-accredited advocate and since...

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...

David Barr David Barr
David Barr Call on

David became a member of Goldsmith Chambers upon the successful completion of pupillage in November 2020. He accepts instructions in crime and immigration. During pupillage, David was supervised by...

Shiraz Bhanji Shiraz Bhanji
Shiraz Bhanji Year of Call: 1979 Call on

Shiraz Bhanji is an experienced practitioner across all areas of crime, employment, immigration and public law. During the late nineties Shiraz pursued interest in rural communities in Kenya...

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