Core Values

Not just an empty mission statement; these Core Values underpin all that we do. Zoom through the below presentation to find out more about what these values are, and what they mean to Matrix (they are also listed below the presentation should you wish to read through them instead).
 

     
A list of our Core Values:
A Commitment to working together to deliver legal servicesTeamwork and co-operation are important values. Although Members and Associates of Matrix are individual practitioners, they are committed to working together to deliver legal services including, in particular, through sharing legal knowledge and experience.
A democratic structureWithin the management structure, all members have an equal say in the running of the organisation.
Client care and quality of serviceIndividually and as a organisation we are committed to providing a high quality of client care and legal service. See Service Standards for more.
Closer links between practising and academic lawyersAcademic lawyers have historically been an under used resource at the bar. We are committed to enhancing collaboration with academic lawyers. See Academic Members for more.
Continuing educationMatrix is committed to the continuing education of its Members, Associates and staff, for example by regular internal seminars and discussion groups and by supporting staff who wish to undertake relevant training and education.
Efficiency in administration and managementThe organisation is committed to being professionally managed, using efficient and effective administrative procedures and systems, including state-of-the-art information technologies. See the Matrix Staff Team for more.
EnvironmentMatrix will take all reasonable steps to reduce the negative impacts of its activities on the environment including minimising its contribution to climate change except where the cost of doing so is wholly disproportionate to the benefit gained.
Ethical legal practiceMembers and Associates of Matrix have a shared commitment to the legal profession's wider responsibilities to society.
IndependenceWe are independent practitioners with a professional obligation to promote the interests of our clients, whoever they may be. The organisation is committed to the protection of individuals’ rights as well as the interests of corporate clients and public and governmental bodies.
InnovationWe are committed to innovation, for example by experimenting with new ways of delivering legal services. The organisation is committed to breaking down the traditional barriers between other providers of legal services.
Practice diversityWe are committed to respecting the diverse practice aspirations of each member. The organisation is run as an efficient business, although the maximisation of income generation is not the principal goal of the organisation itself. See our Areas of Practice for more.
Promotion of equality of opportunityThe organisation seeks actively to promote equality of opportunity. It is a long term aspiration that the organisation be comprised of roughly equal proportions of women and men, and that minorities be properly represented. It is one of the aims of the organisation to help facilitate access to the legal profession to those traditionally excluded. Download Matrix's Equal Opportunities policy for further details. See Opportunities at Matrix for more.
Public service ethosWe are committed to a public service ethos. This includes a commitment to publicly funded work (including for public authorities), public interest litigation and, where appropriate, pro bono work. Such work is held in equal esteem with private client work.
Respect and CourtesyMatrix is committed to ensuring that all those who work within the organisation are treated with equal respect and courtesy at all times.
Teamwork and co-operationTeamwork and co-operation are important values. Although members of the organisation will remain individual practitioners, we are committed to working together to deliver legal services through sharing legal and practical knowledge and experience.
TrainingWe are committed to offering training opportunities, including pupillage and other forms of training to members of the legal profession. See Opportunities at Matrix for more.
Work life balanceMatrix is committed to enabling all those who work within the organisation to achieve a proper balance between their working and home life.