Public Law

Public Law


Matrix is widely acknowledged to have one of the strongest teams of public lawyers at the Bar.

Members of our Public Law team continue to appear in nearly all the ground breaking cases in this area drawing the plaudits of the directories and other commentators. Ben Emmerson QC, for example, gains the respect with which he is held by the judiciary and his "incredibly wide knowledge of the area". Alex Bailin QC, Danny Friedman QC, Raza Husain QC, Clare Montgomery QCHelen Mountfield QC (Human Rights & Public law 'Junior of the Year', Chambers Bar Awards 2009), David Wolfe, Tim Owen QC, Hugh Southey QC, Richard Hermer QC and Phillippa Kaufmann QC are also recommended in Public law. To these, Legal 500 further recommends Rhodri Thompson QC, Julian Knowles QC, Jessica Simor QC, Nick Armstrong, Alison Macdonald and Daniel Squires.

Our Public Law team includes practitioners in domestic, European Union, competition, criminal and human rights law and draws on Matrix's related strengths in areas such as commercial law, immigration law, environmental law, criminal law and education law. These strengths mean that we can cover the full range of public law matters and can offer teams with all the expertise required. Additional areas of expertise include commercial regulation, competition and public procurement, and commercial judicial review. The team acts for a wide range of clients, including private sector organisations, central government, local authorities, NGOs and individuals. We are committed to publicly funded as well as privately funded work and to public interest litigation.

For more information on our international public law work, please visit our sister site, Matrix International.
By clicking the 'downloads' tab below, you can listen to the talks presented at the Matrix 2010 Public Law Seminar 'Abuse of Power: The Root Concept of Public Law?' and Seminars One, Two and Three of the Matrix/Public Interest Lawyers 'Rule of Law or Rule of Power?' seminar series.
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