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Year: 2020

Coronavirus – Some Key Rights at Work

The Coronavirus crisis has quickly given rise to severe difficulties for UK businesses and UK workers. Workers face a variety of acute risks, ranging from termination of their employment to being required to work in unsafe conditions. In this note I address four sets of legal rights which may be of particular value to workers […]

Interview with Karon Monaghan QC: Life for women at the Bar

“The first set I joined was very progressive, so there were lots and lots of women. I was very encouraged by the women in my chambers and there was a collective sense of support that was very helpful as a junior barrister.” 1) What attracted you to the Bar? I liked speaking and arguing and […]

Brexit round- up- Week commencing 10 February 2020

This is the last Brexit round-up update. Thanks for following Matrix’s coverage of Brexit developments. Brexit and the UK’s Constitution Boris Johnson heralded “a new chapter in our nation’s history” after signing the official document which formalised the UK’s exit from the EU. Boris Johnson said Britain had “taken back the tools of self-government” as […]

Brexit round up- Week commencing 27 January 2020

Brexit and the UK’s Constitution Boris Johnson will usher in Britain’s exit from the European Union with a light show at Number 10 amid a row over Brexiteers’ demands for Big Ben to bong instead. Boris Johnson suffered a major blow this week after peers inflicted three defeats on the Government’s flagship Brexit Bill. A […]