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Chambers of Anthony Metzer QC

GROUND FLOOR, GOLDSMITH BUILDINGS, LONDON, EC4Y 7BL, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7353 6802
Fax:
Fax 020 7583 5255
DX:
376 LONDON
Email:
Web:
www.goldsmithchambers.com

London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

Goldsmith Chambers is ‘committed to defending the rights of clients’ in immigration crime, family, and wider public law matters, according to instructing solicitors. The immigration team is ‘very active with sharing their knowledge as they organise regular seminars and will very often advise on cases pro bono’. Counsel are ‘very organised, competent, and responsive’. Lawrence Youssefian joined from Richmond Chambers in January 2019. Led by senior clerk John Francis, the clerks’ room takes an ‘individual approach to every instruction received and in linking the cases with very competent counsels’. The senior members of the clerking (Lynn Pilkington, Alex Nunn, Neil Dinsdale, Ben Cressey and Tim McBennett) are ‘always ready to assist with new instructions, especially when there are short notice instructions and no ready counsel to accept them’. Senior immigration clerk Neil Dinsdale is ‘always ready to assist and advise on the availability of counsels and is extremely efficient’. Offices in: London

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London Bar

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

Anthony Metzer QC - Goldsmith ChambersGreat insight into the criminal justice process which brings added depth to his skill and expertise when taking on the police in civil claims.

Ranked: tier 3

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Crime
Leading Silks

Anthony Metzer QC - Goldsmith ChambersExcellent with witness cross-examination.

Ranked: tier 3
Leading Juniors

Grace Ong - Goldsmith ChambersShe prosecutes serious cases.

Ranked: tier 3

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Fraud: crime
Leading Juniors

Adam Gersch - Goldsmith ChambersA dedicated barrister who spots the best points in a case.

Ranked: tier 4

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Immigration (including business immigration)
Immigration (including business immigration) - Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

Goldsmith Chambers

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. Alexis Slatter also practices out of Richmond Chambers Immigration Barristers.

Leading Silks

Anthony Metzer QC - Goldsmith ChambersA razor-sharp silk that has leading knowledge in immigration and nationality matters.

Ranked: tier 2
Leading Juniors

Charlotte Bayati - Goldsmith ChambersShe has an outstanding reputation in London for her representation in asylum, immigration and human rights cases which contain an alleged abuse of executive power.

Ranked: tier 2

Sanaz Saifolahi - Goldsmith ChambersShe is exceptionally strong in cases involving EU freedom of movement and human rights law.

Ranked: tier 3

Alexis Slatter - Goldsmith ChambersHe is a no-nonsense advocate and very effective as well.

Ranked: tier 4

Guy Davison - Goldsmith ChambersOne of the most hardworking barristers with an in-depth knowledge of the law.

Ranked: tier 4

Samina Iqbal - Goldsmith ChambersKnows immigration law inside-out and is impressive on paper as well as on her feet.

Ranked: tier 4

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

Ranked: tier 4

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Set overviews: England and Wales

Goldsmith Chambers is ‘committed to defending the rights of clients’ in immigration crime, family, and wider public law matters, according to instructing solicitors. The immigration team is ‘very active with sharing their knowledge as they organise regular seminars and will very often advise on cases pro bono’. Counsel are ‘very organised, competent, and responsive’. Lawrence Youssefian joined from Richmond Chambers in January 2019. Led by senior clerk John Francis, the clerks’ room takes an ‘individual approach to every instruction received and in linking the cases with very competent counsels’. The senior members of the clerking (Lynn Pilkington, Alex Nunn, Neil Dinsdale, Ben Cressey and Tim McBennett) are ‘always ready to assist with new instructions, especially when there are short notice instructions and no ready counsel to accept them’. Senior immigration clerk Neil Dinsdale is ‘always ready to assist and advise on the availability of counsels and is extremely efficient’. Offices in: London

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