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Month: October 2017

Torture definition in Home Office’s immigration detention policy unlawful.

In Medical Justice & Ors v SSHD [2017] EWHC 2461 (Admin), the High Court today ruled that the definition of torture in the Home Office’s immigration detention policy is unlawful. The policy provided protection to “victims of torture”, but defined torture in limited terms. Ouseley J held that the definition was unlawful because it “lacked […]

Matrix are delighted to welcome three new members

Matrix are delighted to welcome three new members. Sir Nicholas Blake QC and Murray Hunt re-join Matrix Chambers as associate members and Zoe McCallum joins as a full member on completion of her traineeship. Nicholas was appointed a QC in 1994, specialising in immigration, asylum and free movement and human rights law. He was a […]