Month: October 2019

Administrative Court dismisses challenge to funding decisions regarding special educational needs

Simone & Ors v Chancellor of the Exchequer and Secretary of State for Education [2019] EWHC 2609 (Admin) The vlaimants sought to challenge both the decision-making surrounding the 2018 Budget, and the defendants’ alleged “ongoing failure” to provide sufficient central funding for children and young people with special educational needs. They argued that the defendants’ […]

Court of Appeal orders local authority to compensate for the non-inclusion of educational placement costs in a Care Act 2014 personal budget

In R (CP) v North East Lincolnshire Council [2019] EWCA Civ 1614, the Court of Appeal has held that CP’s Care Act 2014 personal budget did not include the cost of attendance at an agreed educational placement was a “clear breach” of that Act and of statutory guidance, which she could challenge by judicial review […]

Tim James-Matthews joins Matrix

Congratulations to Tim James-Matthews who has successfully completed his traineeship here at Matrix. Tim is developing a practice in criminal law and extradition, public law and human rights, and media and information law. During his traineeship, Tim was supervised by Dan Squires QC, Clare Montgomery QC, Guy Vassall-Adams QC, Helen Law and Aaron Watkins. To […]

Matrix recommended as a top tier set in Legal 500 2020

Matrix is delighted to have been ranked across 30 different practice areas as well as being recommended as a top tier set in five practice areas in this year’s Legal 500. Matrix was described as having an ‘amazing breadth of coverage’ and ‘some of the cleverest barristers around’, with 67 individual members ranked overall. Thank […]