Month: August 2020

The Rule of Law must Prevail on Northern Ireland Victims Pensions

In forthright terms the High Court has held that the Executive Office that combines the First Minister and the Deputy First Minister are acting unlawfully in their delay in bringing into effect the Troubles Pension Scheme. This in not only because the statute required the Scheme to be operational by 29 May 2020, but because […]

Attorney General Panel Appointments

Matrix are delighted to announce that in the latest appointment round Raj Desai, Mark Greaves, Mathew Purchase and James Stansfeld have been appointed to the Attorney General’s Panels of Junior Counsel to the Crown. Raj Desai and James Stansfeld were appointed to the B panel of Counsel and Mark Greaves was successful in his application […]

Students call for Judicial Review over Government’s handling of A-Level results

Students are petitioning the government to abandon the automated algorithm that has resulted in 40% of students receiving A-Level grades that are one or two grades lower than their Centre Assesment Grades (CAGS). CAGs are based on teacher-assessed evidence such as classwork and previous exam results. The students argue that the algorithm is discriminatory towards […]

Court rejects challenge to SEN duty modification

The Administrative Court has rejected an application for judicial review of the modifications to SEND duties made in response to the Covid 19 pandemic. Sarah Hannett and Nathan Roberts acted for the Secretary of State for Education (with Mark Davies of 6 Pump Court). The judgment is here.