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Chambers of Anthony Metzer QC
Goldsmith Chambers
GROUND FLOOR, GOLDSMITH BUILDINGS
LONDON
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England

London Bar > Immigration (including business immigration) Tier 3

The immigration offering at Goldsmith Chambers is described by clients as 'an excellent and progressive set' that stands as 'leaders in this area of law'. Operating at all levels of the court and tribunal system, many of its members offer dual expertise across family and criminal law as well as specialisms in female genital mutilation, domestic violence and forced marriage. Notable case highlights include Charlotte Bayati's representation of the claimant in SD (Sri Lanka) v SSHD, a claim regarding purported torture, and Sarah Pinder's work in AY & Others v SSHD & SSD, a 'systemic' challenge to the MoD's Commonwealth veterans policy, in which she was led by Anthony Metzer QC.

Leading Silks

Anthony Metzer QC - Goldsmith ChambersTony is quite simply a superb advocate. He is calm and approachable, and he has a remarkable ability to absorb vast amounts of complex material and to condense it into a clear and compelling argument. In court he is unflappable and in conference his strategic abilities are outstanding, making him the go-to immigration silk for complex cases.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Charlotte Bayati - Goldsmith ChambersCharlotte is an outstanding advocate and has an encyclopedic knowledge of immigration and human rights law.
Ranked: Tier 1
Samina Iqbal - Goldsmith ChambersSamina is an advocate of the highest calibre, as one would expect to observe in a silk, as she is able to unravel even the most convoluted of issues presenting them in an elegant and persuasive manner.
Ranked: Tier 2
Sanaz Saifolahi - Goldsmith ChambersShe is an outstanding lawyer with a superb legal intellect and excellent tactical skills. She prepares methodically leaving nothing to chance, is very hard-working and has an excellent knowledge of the relevant law.
Ranked: Tier 2
Guy Davison - Goldsmith ChambersGuy is a fearless advocate with excellent approach to simplify complex legal issues which makes everyone's life easier. His knowledge of rapidly changing asylum, human rights and business immigration law is second to none.
Ranked: Tier 4
Sangeetha Iengar - Goldsmith ChambersExtremely hard-working, highly competent, strongly-motivated and a superb command of the relevant law reflected in written advocacy of the highest quality.
Ranked: Tier 4
Sarah Pinder - Goldsmith ChambersAn absolute go-to barrister. Sarah is tactically astute and has an ability to look at a case from every possible angle. Her drafting style is exceptional. Her advocacy always strikes the right tone with judges, even in the most challenging of cases.
Ranked: Tier 4
Alexis Slatter - Goldsmith ChambersAlexis is very knowable in respect of EU law, with extensive experience in deportation cases of EU citizens. His particular strength is his ability to begin working on cases from the very onset to ensure cases are prepare for the final hearing, providing ongoing guidance and advice tailored to the individual case.
Ranked: Tier 4
Lawrence Youssefian - Goldsmith ChambersLawrence has a reputation for fierce advocacy; quickly getting to grips with the issues in complex cases; consummate dedication to his client’s interests; and for finding solutions to what at first sight seem insoluble legal problems.
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set

They are all great- we as a firm have used numerous members and they have all done great work.”

The Chambers have outstanding communication skills, very effective and value for money set of Barristers.”

The Chambers are incredibly hard working and have a good complement of strengths in order to address complex issues in the field of international human rights and financial crime. They have an embedded commitment to pro bono which all members of the set embrace.”

Goldsmith Chambers have one of the larger immigration teams who regularly appear in the Tribunals. I have found their advocacy to be of the highest quality.”

Goldsmith Chambers is an exceptional Chambers which has become a leader in the field of immigration. It has a large immigration team acting in the High Court, Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.”

 

Clerking

London Bar > Crime

Rising stars

Sarah Taylor - Goldsmith ChambersSarah is a compelling advocate, who is highly committed to achieving the best outcome for her client.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Anthony Metzer QC - Goldsmith ChambersA persuasive and solid advocate, who has an analytical eye for detail and demonstrates consummate professionalism.
Ranked: Tier 3

London Bar > Professional disciplinary and regulatory law

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

London Bar > Fraud: crime

Leading Juniors

Ranked: Tier 4
Adam Gersch - Goldsmith ChambersA talented barrister with great tactical skills. His calm and methodical manner puts clients at ease.
Ranked: Tier 4

London Bar > Children law (including public and private law)

Leading Juniors

Charlotte ProudmanGoldsmith Chambers  ‘Charlotte is taking the protection of vulnerable women and children in the Family Court to the next level by a unique combination of academic rigour and unashamedly activist passion. She has made more of a contribution to changing the landscape around the conversation on violence against women and girls than any other junior at the family Bar. She is intellectually first class, an incisive advocate and absolutely fearless in vindicating the rights of some of the most vulnerable in society.
Ranked: Tier 5

Based in the heart of the Temple in central London, Goldsmith Chambers is a leading multi-disciplinary set who are committed to providing you with expert advocacy and quality advice. Our members are instructed and appear in courts throughout the country and beyond from the Magistrates and County courts to the Supreme Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union.

We are a forward thinking and progressive set that holds traditional values whilst adopting a fresh approach to providing legal services.

We want you to experience highly professional and accessible legal services. That is why our dedicated proficient team of clerks combine their specialist skills to work across the full spectrum of disciplines with an effective, efficient and friendly approach. We take pride in our profession and we work to maintain its highest standards of integrity.

Goldsmith Chambers can offer direct access barristers which means that in certain cases, you can instruct and seek advice direct from our barristers without the need for a solicitor.

Our goal is to work with you to ensure your cases are handled with the utmost care and professionalism to a high standard. Together, we will find the right solution for your needs.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Senior Clerk John Francisfrancisj@goldsmithchambers.com0207 353 6802
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Charlotte Bayati photo Charlotte BayatiImmigration Barrister
Heather Beckett photo Heather BeckettBarrister
Guy Davison  photo Guy Davison Immigration, Human Rights
Adam Gersch  photo Adam Gersch Senior barrister specialising in fraud and complex crime, private prosecutions, civil actions…
Samina Iqbal  photo Samina Iqbal Immigration and Public Law Samina  practices as a barrister in the areas…
Anthony Metzer  photo Anthony Metzer Immigration, Crime, Civil
Sarah Pinder photo Sarah PinderImmigration Barrister
Sanaz Saifolahi  photo Sanaz Saifolahi Immigration (including Business), Human Rights, Asylum
Alexis Slatter  photo Alexis Slatter Immigration Barrister
Clerks : 9
Fees Clerks : 3
Administration : 1

Based in the heart of the Temple in central London, Goldsmith Chambers is a leading multi-disciplinary set who are committed to providing you with expert advocacy and quality advice. Our members are instructed and appear in courts throughout the country and beyond from the Magistrates and County courts to the Supreme Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union.

We are a forward thinking and progressive set that holds traditional values whilst adopting a fresh approach to providing legal services.

We want you to experience highly professional and accessible legal services. That is why our dedicated proficient team of clerks combine their specialist skills to work across the full spectrum of disciplines with an effective, efficient and friendly approach. We take pride in our profession and we work to maintain its highest standards of integrity.

Goldsmith Chambers can offer direct access barristers which means that in certain cases, you can instruct and seek advice direct from our barristers without the need for a solicitor.

Our goal is to work with you to ensure your cases are handled with the utmost care and professionalism to a high standard. Together, we will find the right solution for your needs.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Senior Clerk John Francisfrancisj@goldsmithchambers.com0207 353 6802