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Month: July 2017

Divisional Court quashes conviction of five protesters in Carter-Brown & Ors v Crown Prosecution Service

Carter-Brown & Ors v Crown Prosecution Service [2017] EWHC 1955 (QB) The Divisional Court (Lord Justice Burnett and Sir Wyn Willams) today quashed the convictions of five protesters, on appeal by way of case stated. The appellants had protested outside the Atomic Weapons Establishment Burghfield against the UK Government’s nuclear weapons policy and were charged […]

Court finds common law and ECHR reasons to compel an investigation of state collusion into mass killing in Northern Ireland in the 1970s

The High Court in Belfast has today ruled that the failure of the PSNI to produce a previously promised overriding thematic report into the 1970s Glennane series of murders is unlawful. The available evidence shows undeniable state collusion in three of the murders and a “credible case” of collusion in at least 46 cases involving […]

Matrix Chambers nominated for IIP Platinum Employer of the Year (50-249)

Matrix Chambers are delighted to announce that they have been shortlisted for Platinum Employer of the Year (50-249) at the annual Investors in People Awards. The Awards celebrate the best people management practices amongst Investors in People accredited businesses. The awards ceremony will take place on Thursday 23 November at Old Billingsgate, London. For a full […]

Zoë Leventhal and Paul Skinner join Matrix Chambers

Matrix is delighted to announce that two new members have joined us. Zoë Leventhal has joined from Landmark Chambers, effective Monday 24 July and Paul Skinner from Henderson Chambers, effective Tuesday 25 July. Zoë practises in all areas of public law and human rights and is listed as a leading junior in these areas. She […]