Month: November 2019

Matrix receives 19 nominations in The Legal 500 UK 2020 awards

Matrix is delighted to receive 19 nominations across six practice areas at The Legal 500 UK 2020 awards. The shortlist for these awards are based on research for the recently released Legal 500 directory where over 70,000 interviews were conducted with in-house counsel, law firms and sets in the UK. The full list of those […]

Professor Christian Tams co-edits Oxford Commentary on the Statute of the International Court of Justice

Professor Christian Tams has co-edited the Oxford Commentary on the Statute of the International Court of Justice, a leading work on proceedings before the World Court. Now in its 3rd edition, the launch was celebrated with a panel debate featuring Judge Joan Donoghue of the ICJ, Professor André Nollkaemper and the two editors (Professor  Christian […]

Thomas Linden QC appointed as High Court judge

Congratulations to Thomas Linden QC who has been appointed as a High Court judge with effect from 13 January 2020. Tom was called to the Bar in 1989 and took silk in 2006. He served on the Attorney General’s ‘A’ Panel of Treasury Counsel, was the Chair of the Visitatorial Board of Oxford University and […]

Application for a declaration of validity of marriage refused

Mr Justice Cobb refused an application to declare a marriage entered into in 2009, between a trans man without a gender recognition certificate and a woman, to be valid. The Court held that as the trans man did not have a GRC, he must be treated legally as female. It followed that the marriage had […]

Judicial review of Lib Dems’ exclusion from leaders’ debate

Today the Divisional Court will hear the Liberal Democrats’ urgent challenge to the exclusion of Jo Swinson from ITV’s leaders’ debate, due to be broadcast tomorrow night. The party will contend that ITV’s decision is amenable to judicial review and that the broadcaster is in breach of its duty to preserve due impartiality. Guy Vassall-Adams […]