Month: January 2016

Attorney General Panel Appointments

We are delighted to announce that in the latest appointment round Ben Silverstone and Edward Craven were successful in their applications to join the Attorney General C Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown. Their appointment commences on 29th February 2016. As a result, we now have the following members on the panel: Eleni Mitrophanous, Mathew Purchase, Sarah […]

R (David Miranda) v Home Secretary and Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service

In a landmark ruling, the Court of Appeal has partly allowed an appeal against the use of controversial police powers to stop, detain, search and question travellers at airports under Schedule 7 to the Terrorism Act 2000.  In August 2013 police officers at Heathrow Airport used suspicion-less powers under Schedule 7 to seize journalistic material […]

Matrix featured in top 20 cases of 2016

Matrix members are featured six times in the top 20 cases of 2016 compiled by The Lawyer. The list, made up of ‘some of the most high-value and headline-grabbing litigation matters in a decade’, highlights upcoming cases involving Matrix’s Christopher Brown, Edward Craven, Richard Hermer QC,  Anthony Hudson QC, Ben Silverstone, Kirsten Sjøvoll, Hugh Tomlinson […]

Inquest finds multiple failings contributed to Abbi McAllister’s death

The inquest into the death of Abbi McAllister has found that failures in the mental health services were so severe they amounted to neglect. The 23 year-old woman took her own life after absconding from her carers. Abbi McAllister was under the care of Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS foundation trust and despite having a history […]