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Month: December 2017

Review finds Bristol City Council and Police to be institutionally racist

A review commissioned by Safer Bristol Partnership into the circumstances surrounding the racist murder of Iranian asylum seeker Bijan Ebrahimi, has found evidence of institutional racism on the part of Bristol City Council (‘BCC’) and Avon and Somerset Constabulary (‘ASC’). This is believed to be the first finding of institutional racism against a police force […]

Samantha Knights to be appointed Queen’s Counsel

Congratulations to Samantha Knights who has been successful in her application to be appointed Queen’s Counsel. Samantha is a versatile and established practitioner recommended in both Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 with a broad practice but focusing on commercial litigation, immigration and asylum, public law, and international law. Her cases have involved ground breaking […]

Sir Paul Jenkins QC (Hon) elected as Treasurer of Middle Temple

Congratulations to Sir Paul Jenkins KCB QC (Hon) who has been elected as Treasurer of Middle Temple. Sir Paul is an associate member of Matrix and is the former Head of the Government Legal Department and Permanent Secretary to the Attorney General from 2006 to 2014. He now conducts sensitive and complex inquiries and investigations for […]