Legal 500 – 2017 Edition


Chambers is very proud to have 9 of our members recognised in the 2017 edition of the Legal 500 directory.  The rankings have been published as follows:

CRIME (General Crime):-

Anthony Metzer QC – ‘A well-prepared, thorough and engaging advocate – his legal arguments are consistently impressive.’ – Leading Silks, Band 2

Roderick Johnson QC – ‘He always makes a good impression, even in the most difficult clients.’ – Leading Silks, Band 2

Dominic D’Souza – ‘He has a quick grasp of the issues in a case and his cross-examination is well constructed.’ – Leading Juniors, Band 3

Grace Ong – ‘A strong criminal barrister, who is positive in her approach.’ – Leading Juniors, Band 3

FRAUD (Crime):-

Adam Gersch – ‘He is very knowledgeable in the field, and makes a good impression even to the most difficult clients.’ – Leading Juniors, Band 4

CIVIL LIBERTIES AND HUMAN RIGHTS (including Actions against the Police):-

Anthony Metzer QC – ‘Well known in the field, especially in claims against the police.’ – Leading Silks, Band 3

IMMIGRATION (Including Business Immigration):-

Charlotte Bayati – ‘She is very impressive in her drafting and an excellent advocate, who gives her full commitment to cases.’ – Leading Junior, Band 3

Guy Davison – ‘He knows the rules and technicalities of immigration law inside out.’ – Leading Junior, Band 4

Sarah Pinder – ‘Her standout qualities are how approachable, level-headed, smart and patient she is.’ – Leading Junior, Band 4


Jonathan Crystal – ‘Experienced in football cases before tribunals and the courts.’ – Leading Junior, Band 4


Goldsmith Chambers has also been featured as “exhibiting ‘good strength in depth’, ‘the place to go to for high-quality advice and advocacy’, particularly in the context of crime, family, immigration and wider public law. Counsel are ‘always approachable and responsive’, and the clerks are ‘entirely professional and helpful’. Key contacts include senior clerk John Francis; senior criminal clerk Lynn Pilkington; and senior civil, family and immigration clerk Alex Nunn. Collectively, the support team provides ‘a very good service’.


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