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Month: November 2018

Nathan Roberts joins Matrix Chambers

Matrix is delighted to announce that Nathan Roberts has joined us as a member from Cloisters, with effect from 26 November 2018. Nathan was called to the Bar in 2014 and his practice has a particular focus on employment, discrimination, sports, regulatory, public and human rights law. He has appeared as sole or junior counsel […]

Turkey’s imprisonment of opposition leader found to have been for the purpose of stifling democracy

The European Court of Human Rights has found that the pre-trial detention of Selahatin Demirtaş, co-chair of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) and member of the Turkish National Assembly violated Article 5(3) and Article 18 of the European Convention on Human Rights and Article 3 of Protocol 1. In particular, it found beyond reasonable […]

Secret Court Overturns Home Office Decisions To Deprive Two Men of their British Citizenship

The Special Immigration Appeals Commission has delivered a judgment that contains important findings on the circumstances in which UK nationals with Bangladeshi family ties can be deprived of citizenship. Hugh Southey QC led Alasdair Mackenzie of Doughty Street Chambers. He was instructed by Fahad Ansari of Duncan Lewis. To read the full press release by […]