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Samina Iqbal appointed as Judge of the First-Tier Tribunal

Chambers is delighted to announce that Samina Iqbal, a senior practitioner in the Immigration and Public Law team, has been appointed as a Judge of the First-tier Tribunal. She has also, at the same time, been appointed as a Deputy Judge of the Upper Tribunal. Samina has been assigned to the Immigration and Asylum Chamber (for […]

COURT OF APPEAL ALLOWS APPEAL OF MR HASANAJ

Further to our earlier post, the Court of Appeal has today allowed the appeal of Mr Hasanaj. Mr Hasanaj entered the UK in March 2019 along with his sister and her children. On arrival at the border, the Immigration officer stamped Mr Hasanaj’s passport with the words “Admitted to the United Kingdom under the Immigration […]

Jamil Dhanji appointed as Judge of the First-Tier Tribunal

Chambers is delighted to announce that Jamil Dhanji, a senior practitioner in the Immigration and Public Law team, has been appointed as a Judge of the First-tier Tribunal and has been assigned to the Immigration and Asylum Chamber. Jamil will be leaving the Bar and will start his new full-time appointment on 1st August 2024. You […]

Re GB (Parental Alienation: Welfare) [2024] EWFC 168 (B) (24 May 2024), Re GB (Parental Alienation: Factual Findings) [2024] EWFC 75 (B) (28 March 2024), Re GB (Part 25 Application: Parental Alienation) [2023] EWFC 150

Dr Charlotte Proudman represented a mother, a victim of rape and domestic abuse, in case in which three judgments were handed down. In the first appeal against a ‘psychological assessment’ to assess parental alienation, where Cafcass had applied for the assessment (supported by the father), the judge outlined that ‘parental alienation’ is not a psychological […]

Lawrence Youssefian secures permission to appeal in Court of Appeal

Lawrence Youssefian, a senior practitioner in Chambers’ Immigration and Public Law team, has obtained permission to appeal in the Court of Appeal. When granting permission, Asplin LJ observed that there was a realistic prospect of success to argue that the Upper Tribunal (IAC) had been wrong to refuse permission to apply for judicial review at […]

Sarah Pinder appointed as Judge of the Upper Tribunal

Chambers is delighted to announce that Sarah Pinder, a senior practitioner in the Immigration and Public Law team, has been appointed as a Judge of the Upper Tribunal and has been assigned to the Immigration and Asylum Chamber. She will be leaving the Bar and will start her new full-time appointment on 2nd September 2024. […]

Sara Anzani secures permission to apply for judicial review in accommodation claim

Sara Anzani, a senior practitioner in Chambers’ Immigration and Public Law team, has obtained permission from the High Court in a challenge to the Secretary of State for the Home Department’s delay in providing accommodation to her client, who has been granted support under Section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999. The delay […]

London Legal Walk 2024

The Goldsmith Chambers team completed the London Legal Walk on Tuesday 18th June, raising money for the London Legal Support Trust. Donations can be made here – London Legal Support Trust: London Legal Walk 2024 (enthuse.com)

Sarah Memmi secures unanimous acquittal in 2-week rape retrial

Sarah Memmi, instructed by Aadil Khan of Noble solicitors, represented AA at Inner London Crown Court. In a first trial in October 2023, AA was convicted of controlling and coercive behaviour but the jury were hung on the count of rape. At the retrial for the rape count, the jury returned a unanimous Not Guilty […]

Sara Anzani appointed as Deputy Upper Tribunal Judge

Goldsmith Chambers is delighted to announce that Sara Anzani has been appointed as a Deputy Judge of the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber). Sara is an experienced member of Chambers’ Immigration and Public Law team, specialising in all areas of immigration, asylum and nationality law.

 

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