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Month: July 2017

Investigatory Powers Tribunal awards compensation to senior Met police officer

The Investigatory Powers Tribunal has awarded compensation to a senior Metropolitan police officer following the MPS’ unlawful use of RIPA powers to obtain communications data in an internal investigation, resulting in a violation of the officer’s ECHR, art 8 rights. To view the judgment, please see here. Aaron Watkins was involved in the case.

Lindsay Scott to step down as CEO of Matrix

Chair of Matrix’s Management Committee, Hugh Southey QC, is sad to announce that Lindsay Scott will be stepping down from her position as CEO of Matrix Chambers to join 39 Essex Chambers later this year. Lindsay has contributed a great deal to Matrix as Chief Executive, not least setting up Matrix International and leading Matrix […]

Supreme Court dismisses appeal to restrain publication of appellant’s identity in PNM v Times Newspapers Ltd

In Khuja (formerly known as PNM) v Times Newspapers Ltd & Ors [2017] UKSC 49 the Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal by the appellant, Khuja, who was seeking an injunction preventing publication of his identity. Khuja had been arrested and bailed, but not charged, in Thames Valley Police’s “Operation Bullfinch”. This was an  investigation […]

Blinne Ní Ghrálaigh called to the Bar of Ireland today

Co-Vice-Chair of the Bar Human Rights Committee, Blinne Ní Ghrálaigh, was called to the Bar of Ireland in a ceremony in Dublin today. Specialising in human rights, public, international and criminal law, Blinne also has an extensive practice in Belfast where she is sought-after for her expertise in historic legacy cases, acting for claimants and […]