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Month: January 2018

Individuals receive substantial damages and public apologies from News Group Newspaper following phone hacking claims settlement

David Tennant, Colin Jackson, Jess Morris, Fran Cutler, Sophia Myles and Tanya Frayne received public apologies in Court today from News Group Newspapers following the settlement of their phone hacking claims relating to publications in the News of the World. NGN have also agreed to pay each of them substantial damages and their legal costs. […]

Attorney General Panel Appointments

Matrix are delighted to announce that in the latest appointment round Joanna Buckley and Paul Skinner were successful in their applications to join the Attorney General’s C Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown. Their appointment commences on 1st March 2018. As a result, we now have the following 14 members on the panels: Joanna […]

Karon Monaghan QC named in The Lawyer’s Hot 100 2018 list

Matrix are pleased to announce that Karon Monaghan QC has been featured in The Lawyer’s ‘Hot 100’ list for 2018. This year’s The Lawyer Hot 100 gathers together the standout lawyers in the UK over the past year – the most daring, innovative and creative lawyers from in-house, private practice and the Bar. Karon practises […]

Helen Mountfield QC elected as Principal of Mansfield College Oxford

Matrix is delighted to announce that Helen Mountfield QC has been elected as Principal of Mansfield College Oxford and will succeed Baroness Helena Kennedy QC from 1 September 2018. Helen is a founder member of Matrix Chambers, a mediator, recorder and deputy High Court judge.   She is a prominent specialist in administrative, human rights and […]

Claire Darwin successful in Court of Appeal medical student fitness to practise case

Claire Darwin, instructed by Gateley PLC, successfully acted for the University of Leicester in the Court of Appeal (and below) in respect of a judicial review claim arising out of a decision by the University’s fitness to practise appeal panel to terminate the registration of a medical student (see example of ​media coverage here). The Court of Appeal gave important guidance […]