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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 […]

David Martin-Sperry

Chambers is delighted to announce that David Martin-Sperry, formerly of Charterhouse Chambers, has joined us at Goldsmith as of immediate effect. David has joined our ever-growing Criminal Law team. To instruct David, please contact our Criminal Clerks on 0207 353 6802, option 1.

Goldsmith Chambers’ Civil Watch Series

In the Winter collection of the Civil Watch series, Dilan Deeljur presents a practice note on fiduciary duties and secret commissions through the case of Wood v Commercial First Business Limited and Business Mortgage Finance 4 Plc v Pengelly [2021] EWCA Civ 471.   Stuart Whitehouse provides a useful insight into the issues arising where […]

Christina Warner features in Counsel Magazine for Disability History Month 2021

In celebration of Disability History Month 2021, family and animal protection barrister, Christina Warner features in December’s edition of Counsel Magazine. Christina writes about the extra challenges faced by barristers with disabilities in her article titled Daily Battles of the Differently Abled. Sharing her own story as well as those of other barristers with disabilities, […]

Dr Charlotte Proudman represented Kate Griffiths MP in landmark rape & domestic abuse case

Dr Proudman instructed by Melanie Bridgen at Nelsons Law represented Kate Griffiths MP in long-running family proceedings. After a contentious fact-finding hearing, the family court found that Kate Griffiths MP has been raped whilst asleep, domestically abused and coercively controlled by her ex-husband Andrew Griffiths. Ms Griffiths argued that Mr Griffiths posed a risk of […]

Sarah Memmi secures not guilty verdicts for drug supply offences

Sarah Memmi, instructed by Sabrina Neves of GT Stewart Solicitors, represented JF in Kingston-upon-Thames Crown Court. JF was jointly charged with another with two counts of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs, and with possession of criminal property namely proceeds of drug dealing, as well as  one count of having custody or […]


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