The Court of Appeal has held that the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions acted unlawfully in removing part of the means-tested housing benefit in respect of the appellants’ public sector housing, under the Housing Benefit Regulations 2006, Regulation B13. Regulation B13, popularly known as the ‘bedroom tax’, has the effect of reducing housing […]
The inquest into the death of Ann Maguire has been resumed. Representing Ann Maguire’s husband and other family members is Nick Armstrong who has been instructed by Nancy Collins of Irwin Mitchell. For further news coverage please see here and here.
Matrix is pleased to announce that Richard Hermer QC has been featured in The Lawyer Hot 100 for 2016. The list, published by The Lawyer, is a result of months of extensive research into candidates’ client work and contribution to their firms, companies and the profession over the past twelve months. Richard’s practice spans public […]
An inquiry into the murder of ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko in 2006 has found that his death was ‘probably’ approved by President Vladimir Putin. The report revealed that Andrei Lugovoi and Dmitry Kovtun deliberately poisoned Mr Litvinenko by placing the radioactive substance polonium-210 in his drink at a hotel. Ben Emmerson QC of Matrix Chambers […]
The High Court has today found that part of the new arrangements for criminal records check are unlawful. Despite changes that were made following the T v Chief Constable of Manchester litigation in 2013 and 2014, the Court (McCombe LJ and Carr J) found that the changes still required too much disclosure. The new changes […]