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Month: May 2018

Matrix’s Hugh Southey QC in Cayman Constitutional arguments

The Grand Court of the Cayman Islands held a 2.5 day preliminary hearing in a judicial review brought on behalf of Justin Ramoon and Osbourne Douglas Monday-Wednesday 28th-30th May 2018. The key preliminary issue is whether the case should be tried in London, or the Cayman Islands. Hugh Southey QC of Matrix has been arguing […]

Georgia accuses Russia of war crimes

Georgia has accused Russia of war crimes across its territories during the military conflict between the two countries in 2008. The Georgian government has accused Moscow of multiple violations during a hearing at the European court of human rights in Strasbourg this week. The court heard that over five days, Russian planes carried out more […]

Brook House investigation: permission granted

Two former detainees of Brook House immigration removal centre were today granted permission to seek judicial review compelling an Article 3 compliant inquiry into allegations of mistreatment in the centre. The case follows revelations by BBC Panorama in September 2017. The immigration minister has described what that footage showed as “appalling”. Holman J granted permission […]

James Laddie QC appointed as Chair of Matrix Chambers’ Management Committee

Matrix Chambers is delighted to announce that James Laddie QC has been appointed as the Chair of the Management Committee. James takes over from Hugh Southey QC, who was Chair of the Management Committee from 2016 – 2018. Also appointed to the Management Committee were Professor Conor Gearty, Jessica Jones, Helen Law, Zoe McCallum, Raj […]