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Month: February 2018

Nominations for the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards 2018 are now open

Nominations for the Legal Aid Practitioners Group Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year 2018 awards are now open. There are 12 awards in total and Matrix are delighted to be sponsoring the ‘Outstanding Achievement’ award. The nomination period ends on Tuesday 10th April 2018 and the winners will be announced at a ceremony on Tuesday […]

High Court grants permission in challenge to John Worboys’ release and Parole Board restrictions on open justice

Lawyers representing the Mayor of London and two victims of the serial sex attacker John Worboys have been granted permission by the High Court to challenge the Parole Board’s decision to release him. Phillippa Kaufmann QC, for victims DSD and NBV, said there were two distinct issues to be considered. These are whether Worboys should […]

Alex Bailin QC and Aaron Watkins in first successful forum bar extradition case

In Lauri Love v USA the Lord Chief Justice and Ouseley J today refused to permit Lauri Love’s extradition to the USA on serious computer hacking charges. It is the first case in which the ‘forum bar’ in the Extradition Act 2003, inserted after Gary McKinnon’s case, has successfully prevented extradition. The judgment also contains guidance on […]