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Permission granted in Afghan Judicial Review case

Sarah Pinder, together with her instructing solicitors – Jamie Bell and Isolde Hill of Duncan Lewis Solicitors – have secured permission to apply for judicial review seeking to challenge a 14-month delay in the consideration, by the Ministry of Defence, of the Claimant’s application for relocation to the UK under the Afghanistan Relocation and Assistance […]

Dr Proudman successful in domestic abuse appeal on behalf of a mother in the High Court

CM v IP [2022] EWHC 2755 (Fam) Dr Charlotte Proudman represented a complainant of rape, domestic abuse and coercive and controlling behaviour in the Family Division of the High Court. Dr Proudman was successful on both grounds of appeal: Ground 1: The judge was wrong in failing to implement participatory directions to assist the mother, a […]

Judicial Appointment

We are very delighted to announce that Sarah Pinder has been appointed as a Deputy District Judge on the Midlands Circuit within the Civil and Family Jurisdictions. Sarah, who is the Joint-Head of the immigration and public law team, will continue her practice in these areas of law. Sarah was also appointed as a First-tier […]

Heather Beckett

Further to our previous post announcing the rankings of Chambers members, we are delighted to announce that Heather Beckett has been recognised in Legal 500:  Clinical Negligence (Tier 4 – Leading Junior) ‘Heather is an outstanding advocate and barrister. She is extremely conscientious and knowledgeable. Her command of her claim is impeccable. Heather is extremely personable and is a […]

Chambers and Partners 2023

Further to our previous post announcing the rankings of Chambers Immigration team, we are delighted to announce rankings in other areas for members of Chambers: Police Law: Mainly Claimant – Silks Band 2 – Anthony Metzer KC – Anthony Metzer KC is well versed in actions against the police, including claims for misfeasance and personal […]

Chambers’ immigration team & Chambers and Partners 2023

We are delighted to share that Chambers’ immigration team has been recommended for the first time in the 2023 edition of Chambers & Partners. You can access the team’s profile here and read the preview immediately below. We are also pleased to celebrate three of our senior members of the team – Anthony Metzer KC, […]

House of Lords Select Committee

The Joint-Heads of Chambers’ immigration and public law team, Samina Iqbal and Sarah Pinder, were invited to give evidence to the House of Lords’ Justice and Home Affairs Select Committee as part of the Committee’s inquiry on family migration. The meeting took place on 18th October 2022 at 10am. You can access a recording of […]

Advocate Bar Pro Bono Awards 2022

Chambers is delighted to announce that two members of Chambers have been shortlisted in the Advocate Bar Pro Bono Awards 2022. Senior family practitioner, Julie Okine, has been shortlisted for the John Collins Pro Bono Excellence Award. Julie has been committed to consistently providing her time to pro bono work since 2006 alongside her busy […]

AstenJ Immigration Law Update Conference

Members of Goldsmith’s immigration and public law team were delighted to participate and collaborate with AstenJ Professional Training‘s Autumn 2022 Immigration Law Update Conference on 11th October 2022. The Joint-Heads of team, Samina Iqbal and Sarah Pinder, spoke on Sponsorship Licences and EU Settlement Scheme Updates respectively. Specialist immigration and family practitioner, Jamila Hassan, presented […]


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