Matrix are delighted to have won three awards at the Chambers & Partners UK Bar Awards last night. Hugh Tomlinson QC won Defamation Silk of the Year and Matrix won both Defamation Set of the Year and Human Rights & Public Law Set of the Year. Congratulations to all the winners in this year’s awards.
An inquest into the death of a young woman who was admitted to a psychiatric unit as a suicide risk, has found that the hospital’s neglect and lack of continuous observation contributed to her death. Becky Jones was taken to the Lister psychiatric unit in Stevenage, Hertfordshire as a place of safety under s. 136 […]
A Professional Conduct Panel in Coventry has commenced hearing the case brought by the National College for Teaching and Leadership against five of the teachers who taught at the so-called “Trojan Horse” schools in Birmingham. The proceedings are expected to last until December 2015. Examples of media coverage can be found here. Claire Darwin is […]
Nick Armstrong has been instructed in the inquest into Ann Maguire’s death and in respect of the call for a full public inquiry into the circumstances into her death. He has been instructed by the family of murdered Ann Maguire and by Yogi Amin and Nancy Collins of Irwin Mitchell. For more details read the […]
Ministry of Justice ordered to pay 52,500 GBP for failure to protect prisoner from attack by other prisoners
The Ministry of Justice has been ordered to pay £52,500 in damages to a vulnerable, high-profile prisoner for negligently failing to prevent three other prisoners from holding him down and cutting his throat, leaving him with severe post-traumatic stress disorder. The attack was planned retaliation by radicalised Muslim prisoners: the successful claimant, Radislav Krstić, was […]