Month: October 2017

State immunity not applicable to claims within ambit of EU law

Benkharbouche v Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs; Libya v Janah [2017] UKSC 62 These cases considered whether granting immunity from suit under the State Immunity Act 1978 engages, and breaches, the respondents’ rights under the ECHR and EU Charter. The claimants issued various claims in the employment tribunal following their dismissal from […]

Court of Appeal hold that segregation of sexes in mixed sex school constitutes sex discrimination

The Court of Appeal today upheld Ofsted’s determination that the segregation of children by sex, in a mixed sex school, constituted sex discrimination. Helen Mountfield QC and Sarah Hannett acted for Ofsted, Dan Squires QC acted for the Equality and Human Rights Commission, and Karon Monaghan QC and Aileen McColgan acted for Southall Black Sisters. For […]

Matrix ranked as a top tier set by Legal 500 2017

Matrix is delighted to have been recommended as a top-tier set by The Legal 500 2017 in 5 practice areas as well as being recommended in an additional 14 practice areas. A total of 60 members were ranked overall with 157 individual entries including 7 promotions and 23 new entries. 30 QCs have been listed […]