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Month: February 2019

Matrix members recognised as leading barristers in Chambers Global Guide 2019

Matrix is delighted to be recommended by Chambers and Partners Global 2019 in the following four areas of Arbitration (International): Most in demand Arbitrators, Arbitration (International): The English Bar, Competition Law and Public International Law: The English Bar. For more information about Matrix’s rankings in Chambers & Partners, please see here.

Blinne Ní Ghrálaigh represents Stansted 15 activist May MacKeith at her sentencing hearing; all defendants given non-custodial sentences

Fifteen defendants convicted of endangering an airport during a protest in which they blocked the departure of a deportation flight have avoided immediate custodial sentences. An appeal against conviction has been lodged. Matrix’s protest law specialist Blinne Ní Ghrálaigh  was instructed by Hodge Jones and Allen Partner Raj Chada. For press coverage, please see here. 

Academy to review its use of isolation booths following legal action

Sarah Hannett and Mark Greaves acted for a claimant who challenged an academy’s excessive use of isolation booths to discipline pupils. Following receipt of the application for judicial review, the Trust responsible for running the academy confirmed that the claimant’s Grounds of Claim and all of its supporting documents would be expressly considered and taken […]