Set Profile > Goldsmith Chambers > London, England

Chambers of Anthony Metzer QC
Goldsmith Chambers
GROUND FLOOR, GOLDSMITH BUILDINGS
LONDON
EC4Y 7BL
England

Crime

Rising stars

Sarah Taylor - Goldsmith ChambersSarah combines an exemplary academic understanding of the law with authoritative and effective advocacy. She is committed to every case and is rigorous in exploring the client's available options. She is also prepared to think beyond the obvious, and explore complex and novel points of law. In addition, she has an excellent way with clients, including clients with mental health issues and other vulnerabilities. Bringing together these qualities with a sensible understanding of the complexities of life and human behaviour make her a very powerful advocate indeed.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Anthony Metzer QC - Goldsmith ChambersA powerful advocate who has great client care skills. Collaborative, helpful and always open to discussions. Quick and incisive judgement calls. An outstanding jury advocate with unmatched cross-examination skills. He comes across as friendly and committed to both clients and jury members, and easily wins their trust. Clients are very happy to be represented by him as they see that he does not let police officers get away with anything.
Ranked: Tier 3

Professional disciplinary and regulatory law

Rising stars

Heather Beckett - Goldsmith ChambersAstute, commercial, detailed, authoritative and responsive.
Ranked: Tier 1

Immigration (including business immigration) Tier 3

The members of Goldsmith Chambers handle a wide variety of both human rights and asylum, and business and personal immigration cases. They are a 'top-notch set of chambers that offers comprehensive, professional and remarkable legal support to both professional and lay clients.' Anthony Metzer QC led Sanaz Saifolahi in SSHD v Banger in the Upper Tribunal, and led Sarah Pinder in Commonwealth Veterans v Ministry of Defence & SSHD. Charlotte Bayati represented the appellant in MM (Malawi) & MV (Sri Lanka) v SSHD in seeking permission to appeal to the Supreme Court concerning the test under Article 3 for removal of foreign nationals in medical cases.

Leading Silks

Anthony Metzer QC - Goldsmith ChambersI have not yet met a QC who would present a case with such determination, dedication and robustness.
Ranked: Tier 2

Leading Juniors

Charlotte Bayati - Goldsmith ChambersShe is very impressive in her drafting and paper work and an excellent advocate.
Ranked: Tier 1
Samina Iqbal - Goldsmith ChambersHer exceptional clarity in arguments and attention to subtle details always leads her to shine in her work.
Ranked: Tier 3
Sanaz Saifolahi - Goldsmith ChambersSanaz is a brilliant and confident advocate; her drafting skills are impeccable and knowledge on immigration/public law is second to none.
Ranked: Tier 3
Guy Davison - Goldsmith ChambersHe is a fearless advocate with excellent drafting skills.
Ranked: Tier 4
Sarah Pinder - Goldsmith ChambersHer level of knowledge and practical know-how in immigration matters is unparalleled and she shows a genuine interest in every matter she takes on.
Ranked: Tier 4

Alexis Slatter - Goldsmith Chambers ‘A competent, confident, and dauntless advocate who always sets the pace for the arguments, leads the way, and thinks outside the box in critical moments.

Ranked: Tier 4

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

Leading Silks

Anthony Metzer QC - Goldsmith ChambersHighly skilled advocate on immigration and inquest matters.
Ranked: Tier 3

Family (including divorce and financial remedy)

Leading Juniors

Dr Charlotte Proudman - Goldsmith ChambersHas built up an excellent practice in family law well beyond her year of call. She is a leading thinker and expert on gender based violence and family law.
Ranked: Tier 4

Fraud: crime

Leading Juniors

Dominic D’Souza - Goldsmith Chambers 'A stand-out defence advocate. He combines a ferocious intellect with over 20 years experience to provide an exceptional level of service to his clients.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Adam Gersch - Goldsmith ChambersA dedicated barrister who spots the best points in a case.
Ranked: Tier 4

Set overviews: England and Wales

Goldsmith Chambers has expertise across the spectrum of crime, civil, family, and immigration matters. In recent news, Sir Peter Smith, former High Court Judge, and Dr Dominic Thomas-James, an academic at Cambridge University, have joined chambers as associate tenants. Victoria Wilson has been selected for the inaugural Bar Council Leadership Programme.

Testimonials

Clerks:

All the Clerks as a whole provide an excellent service. They are friendly, great communicators and are thoroughly organised.

The Chambers have a good set of clerks that are organised and communicate well. They organise numerous free seminars and other events to engage with other legal professionals, share knowledge and explore ways in which we can better the immigration sector.

Set:

Goldsmith Chambers are one of the finest Chambers I’ve come across in the years of my professional practice. They are both very approachable, have a fantastic roster of counsel and are eager to work together with their instructing solicitors. Their roster of counsel has some of the brightest minds amongst them and there is no doubt that many of them are destined for major milestones in the foreseeable future.

They provide a healthy dose of training and continuous learning through various seminars, webinars and other training to keep everyone up-to-date on the latest developments in law across a multitude of subject areas.

Goldsmith Chambers has a large selection of Immigration Barristers and each Barrister, we have found, is passionate about the work they take on.

Goldsmith Chambers has an extremely impressive immigration team of barristers. The team regularly puts on talks and seminars covering the latest developments in immigration and asylum law. The seminars are highly professional and enjoyable. The set has many barristers who have reported cases, and who specialise in particular areas of immigration law.

Goldsmith Chambers have a deep pool of highly experienced and highly competent criminal advocates.

Goldsmith Chambers offers an excellent set of barristers. My instructions have been in immigration and public law cases. The availability of counsel has been excellent. The team also delivers excellent training frequently which are easily accessible.

Top notch set for chambers that offers comprehensive, professional and remarkable legal support to both professional and lay clients. Always responsive, approachable and friendly. Barristers are very patient in preparation of the submission and meticulous to details that makes their advocacy stand out.

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.

Department Name Email Telephone
Senior Clerk John Francis francisj@goldsmithchambers.com 0207 353 6802
Photo Name Position Profile
 Charlotte Bayati photo Charlotte Bayati Immigration Barrister
   Beckett  photo   Beckett Barrister
Mr Guy Davison  photo Mr Guy Davison Immigration, Human Rights
Mr Adam Gersch  photo Mr Adam Gersch Senior barrister specialising in fraud and complex crime, private prosecutions, civil actions…
Ms Samina Iqbal  photo Ms Samina Iqbal Immigration and Public Law Samina  practices as a barrister in the areas…
Mr Anthony Metzer  photo Mr Anthony Metzer Immigration, Crime, Civil
 Sarah Pinder photo Sarah Pinder Immigration Barrister
Ms Sanaz Saifolahi  photo Ms Sanaz Saifolahi Immigration (including Business), Human Rights, Asylum
Mr Alexis  Slatter  photo Mr 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.

Department Name Email Telephone
Senior Clerk John Francis francisj@goldsmithchambers.com 0207 353 6802