Month: February 2018

Court grants permission for challenge to Universal Credit scheme by severely disabled person

Lang J has granted the claimant, a severely disabled man with a terminal illness, permission to challenge the DWP’s new benefit regime Universal Credit, under which certain payments (known as “premia”) previously available for single severely disabled people living alone have been abolished, and no “top up” payments are currently available. For further press coverage, […]

Challenge to John Worboys to be heard 7 February 2018

The victims’ challenge, supported by  to the decision of the Parole Board to direct John Worboys’ release, and not to provide reasons, will be heard next Wednesday 7 February 2018. On 16 January 2018 Supperstone J stayed Worboys’ release pending a hearing. The hearing on Wednesday will consider matters including whether to order the disclosure […]

Catalonia takes Spain to the United Nations

On Thursday 1 February 2018, three Catalan independence leaders lodged a case with the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, claiming that their imprisonment by the Spanish Government is unlawful. Jordi Cuixart, Jordi Sanchez, and Oriol Junqueras were detained last year on unsustainable criminal charges as part of a crack-down on the peaceful Catalan independence […]

Matrix is excited to announce the opening of our new office in Brussels

Matrix is excited to announce the opening of a Brussels office as the latest expansion of its highly regarded international practice. Whatever the outcome of the UK-EU negotiations, EU law will be a major source of international law and there are a host of legal issues that will need to be decided. Rhodri Thompson QC, […]