Goldsmith Chambers has applied to its landlord to be the first in line to take over the lease of Robin Hay's Goldsmith Building, the future direction of which remains in doubt following the loss of 16 tenants to Nicholas Stewart QC's Hardwicke Building. Christine Williams, practice manager at Philip Sapsford QC's Goldsmith Chambers, which occupies the basement and ground floors, said that her set is keen to take Goldsmith Building's two floors, which are above its own. The set has explained to Middle Temple Inn that it would like to receive first consideration for taking Goldsmith Building's lease if it is placed on the market. "We have three annexes so it would be ideal to have the upstairs part," she said. The Lawyer understands that no decision has been made on the future of Goldsmith Building's remaining 17 tenants. Goldsmith Building declined to comment.