Legal 500 – 2020


Chambers is delighted to announce that a number of members of chambers have been successfully ranked in the Legal 500 2020 and that Chambers is ranked again in Immigration:


Goldsmith Chambers immigration team –  Band 3 – “Goldsmith Chambers provides ‘very organised, competent, and responsive barristers and clerks’ and ‘is very experienced and knowledgeable in the area of immigration law’, as well as human rights and EU regulation, according to instructing solicitors. Users of this set appreciate the regularly held immigration training sessions. In one representative instruction, head of chambers Anthony Metzer QC, leading Sanaz Saifolahi, was instructed in a significant appeal against the refusal of a residence card before the Court of Justice of the European Union. The court held that the Surinder Singh principles apply equally to the unmarried partner of a British National as they do to married partners.”

Leading Silks – Band 2 – Anthony Metzer QC“A razor-sharp silk that has leading knowledge in immigration and nationality matters.”

Leading Juniors – Band 2 – Charlotte Bayati“She has an outstanding reputation in London for her representation in asylum, immigration and human rights cases which contain an alleged abuse of executive power.”

Leading Juniors – Band 3 – Sanaz Saifolahi “She is exceptionally strong in cases involving EU freedom of movement and human rights law.”

Leading Juniors – Band 4 – Guy Davison – “One of the most hardworking barristers with an in-depth knowledge of the law.”

Samina Iqbal “Knows immigration law inside-out and is impressive on paper as well as on her feet.”

Sarah Pinder – “She has a very effective, calm and considered approach in advocacy, an attribute which is often well-received by judges.”

& Alexis Slatter “He is a no-nonsense advocate and very effective as well.”

Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police)

Leading Silks – Band 3 – Anthony Metzer QC“Great insight into the criminal justice process which brings added depth to his skill and expertise when taking on the police in civil claims.”

Crime (general crime)

Leading Silks – Band 3 – Anthony Metzer QC“Excellent with witness cross-examination.”

Fraud: crime

Leading Juniors Band 4 – Adam Gersch“A dedicated barrister who spots the best points in a case.”

Related barristers: Guy Davison, Alexis Slatter, Charlotte Bayati, Sanaz Saifolahi, Samina Iqbal, Sarah Pinder, Anthony Metzer KC


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