June 2019 - Matrix Chambers
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Month: June 2019

Helen Mountfield QC featured as Lawyer of the Week in The Times

Helen Mountfield QC has been featured as Lawyer of the Week in The Times for her work acting for Tamara Gubeladze, a Latvian, in the Supreme Court. The seven justices ruled unanimously that it was unlawful for the government to extend its worker registration scheme beyond April 2009 and that EU nationals must not be […]

Former Hong Kong Chief Executive cleared of criminal misconduct in the Court of Final Appeal

Former Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen had his conviction for criminal misconduct quashed by the Court of Final Appeal, who held that that the trial judge had failed to direct the jury properly. Tsang was charged by the Independent Commission Against Corruption after failing to disclose a deal with mainland-based businessman Bill Wong […]

Kate Cook writes on the right to life in an era of pollution and climate change

Kate Cook has been featured in the European Human Rights Law Review with her latest article A mutually informed approach: the right to life in an era of pollution and climate change. The article discusses developments in international law, including the adoption of the Paris Agreement, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and General Comment No.36 […]

Aidan O’Neill QC intervened in case of rights of children in Ermira Bajratari v SSHD

Aidan O’Neill QC intervened on behalf of AIRE Centre in the case of Ermira Bajratari v Secretary of State for the Home Department [C-93/18] AG’s opinion, to argue the central importance of the rights of the children at issue. This is in reference to the CJEU from the Court of Appeal of Northern Ireland, referring […]

Court of Appeal upholds University’s decision not to reinstate unfairly dismissed employee, despite being previously ordered to by lower court

The Appellant was appointed as a law lecturer at the University of Cambridge starting in 2006, initially on an unestablished basis, then “established” in a permanent post. The Appellant was dismissed from her established position as a lecturer with the University with effect from 31 December 2013.   The Appellant appealed against this dismissal using the […]