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Month: February 2020

Cayman Islands Referendum Law held unconstitutional

The Grand Court of the Cayman Islands today ruled that legislation providing for the holding of a referendum on a controversial cruise ship terminal was unconstitutional.  Chris Buttler acted for the successful plaintiff, instructed by Kate McClymont at Broadhurst Attorneys. The cruise terminal was the biggest story in the Cayman Islands in 2019. The Hon […]

Government ordered to give answers on access to justice for detainees

The High Court yesterday considered next steps in a challenge about immigration detainees’ access to justice, which had seen the Court of Appeal urgently blocking the deportation of detainees to Jamaica last week on the basis that they had not been provided with access to lawyers. In yesterday’s hearing, Detention Action criticised the Government’s response […]

Matrix members recognised in Chambers Global Guide 2020

Matrix is delighted to be ranked by Chambers and Partners Global Guide 2020 in the following areas: Business and Human Rights Law, International Arbitration: Most in demand Arbitrators, Public International Law: Most in demand Arbitrators, Competition Law, Dispute resolution: Commercial, International Arbitration: The English Bar and Public International Law: The English Bar.For more information about […]

High Court rules on meaning in Sakho libel case

Mrs Justice Steyn today handed down a judgment on meaning in the libel case brought by Premier League footballer Mamadou Sakho against the World Anti-Doping Association (WADA). The case concerns statements made by WADA to journalists following WADA’s decision not to appeal UEFA’s decision acquitting him of taking a prohibited substance. The main issue at […]