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Matrix signs up to the Mind Workplace Wellbeing Index

Matrix is working with Mind, the mental health charity, to take part in their new Workplace Wellbeing Index. Mind’s Workplace Wellbeing Index is designed to celebrate the good work employers are doing to promote and support positive mental health. Our involvement in the Index is part of our Equality & Diversity programme and the implementation of our […]

Karon Monaghan QC acts for the National Aids Trust in PrEP funding decision

The High Court today has decided in favour of the National Aids Trust in a high-profile decision regarding the funding of the “highly effective” pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a treatment which has been shown in several cases to prevent HIV being established when it is transmitted. Mr Justice Green has ruled that NHS England “erred in deciding […]

Court dismisses challenge to Labour Party election

Mr Justice Foskett dismissed the claim by Michael Foster that the Labour Party’s NEC had acted unlawfully by deciding that Jeremy Corbyn did not require nominations in order to be on the ballot for the Labour leadership election. Gavin Millar QC and Sarah Hannett acted for Mr Foster. For the judgment, please click here.

Supreme Court unanimously allows appeal against Named Person scheme

The Supreme Court has unanimously allowed the appeal against the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2012, which had been enacted by the Scottish Parliament. Under this legislation, from 31 August every child in Scotland was due to be assigned a state guardian which would monitor their ‘wellbeing’. The Court determined that the data sharing […]