Background

Zander Goss accepts instructions in all of Chambers’ core practice areas.

Zander joined 5 Essex Chambers in December 2021, after two and a half years of mixed common law practice in other chambers. He has experienced a wide array of criminal, civil and family proceedings appearing daily in trials and hearings in county, crown and magistrates’ courts.

He is vetted to SC level and is a part of the Government Legal Department’s ‘Junior Junior’ scheme. In particular, he is well-placed to represent and/or advise police forces and public authorities on:

  • civil claims relating to detention or use of force (stop and search, false imprisonment, malicious prosecution, battery, and claims under the Human Rights Act 1998)
  • judicial review
  • inquests
  • police misconduct and discipline
  • police operational and policy matters
  • data protection and information law
  • complex applications in the Magistrates’ and Crown Courts for behaviour and forfeiture orders
  • firearms licensing

Zander has a BA in Philosophy from Villanova University and a LLB (1st) and LLM in Public Law (Distinction) from University College London. At UCL he received the Bentham Prize for Jurisprudence and the Charlotte Ashby Prize. He obtained a ‘Very Competent’ on the BPTC at BPP where he was awarded an Excellence Scholarship. As a bar student Gray’s Inn awarded him the 3RB Du Cann Prize for Excellence in Advocacy.

Outside of his work Zander enjoys supporting aspiring barristers at UCL and Gray’s Inn through mentoring, judging and training student mooters and participating in university outreach events and careers panels.

Solicitors find Zander “professional and responsible” and praise his “excellent and dedicated work”.

Zander “distilled lengthy and complex factual backgrounds into concise and punchy written arguments which have resulted in the court being favourably disposed to his advocacy”.

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