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George Symes successfully defends unusual possession claim

In an eventful five-day trial, in which the Claimant’s primary witness – a former barrister and solicitor – was not only found to have knowingly produced numerous statutory declarations which were untrue, but actively invited the Judge to make that finding, George Symes was successful in defending the claim for possession. Although the Defendant was […]

George Symes successfully defends High Court Chancery claim

Baylis & Anor v Haider & Ors [2024] EWHC 187 (Ch) George Symes successfully defended a claim in the High Court Chancery Division after a five-day trial, raising points of non est factum, mistake, unjust enrichment, rectification of the land registry, and regulated activities under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000. Despite having signed […]

DDJ Announcement

Chambers is delighted to announce that the Lady Chief Justice has appointed Victoria Wilson, one of our co-heads of Chambers, as a Deputy District Judge on the South Eastern Circuit to sit within the Family Jurisdiction.

NMC Proceedings

Julian Norman was instructed by the NMC in respect of fitness to practice proceedings taken by the regulator against a nurse accused of multiple allegations of misconduct including sexual harassment, sexual assault, and abusing his position by pressuring a junior colleague into a sexual relationship in which he was controlling. The panel accepted that the […]

Sarah Memmi secures Not Guilty verdicts in 10-day rape trial 

Sarah Memmi, instructed by Appollonia Avanzi of Noble solicitors, defended JP at Luton Crown Court in a 10-day trial. JP faced two counts of rape, one count of controlling and coercive behaviour and one count of putting in fear of violence.  The jury returned Not Guilty verdicts on all four counts.  

Women in Law Awards shortlist

Chambers is delighted to announce that Dr Charlotte Proudman has been shortlisted in the prestigious categories of Woman of the Year and Barrister of the Year and Anthony Metzer KC has been shortlisted in the category of Mentor of the Year. The awards dinner takes place on 13 March. We send them many congratulations and […]

Re A (A Child) [2023] EWFC 198: Dr. Charlotte Proudman represented the mother at a fact-finding hearing in the family court

Re A (A Child) [2023] EWFC 198, Dr Charlotte Proudman was instructed by Wilsons Solicitors LLP on behalf of the mother. The parties, married in 2016, experienced a deteriorating relationship leading to the father seeking divorce in December 2021. After a non-molestation order was agreed upon in February 2022, both parents filed separate applications for […]

Marie de Redman and Meyrick Williams successfully defend Defendants charged with Importation of 202 kilos of Cannabis

Marie de Redman represented the first defendant and Meyrick Williams represented the third defendant in a multi-handed conspiracy to import over 200 kilograms of Cannabis into the United Kingdom.  A jury in Kingston-upon-Thames Crown court has today acquitted both Defendants along with a third man.  Two other defendants had already pleaded guilty to the conspiracy […]

Goldsmith Chambers Statement regarding CTS Cyber Incident

We are currently experiencing an outage of our LEX case-management system. Our cloud hosts ‘CTS’ have encountered a cyber incident which have left many Chambers and Legal Firms without access to their systems. Since the 22nd November we have been unable to access any of our diary and case information and the issue is unfortunately […]


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