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Month: August 2021

Matrix receives seven nominations at the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2021

Matrix is delighted to have received seven nominations across four categories for this year’s Chambers Bar Awards. This includes three set nominations and three individual nominations in the following areas: Crime Junior of the Year – Blinne Ní Ghrálaigh Environment/ Planning Set of the Year Human Rights and Public Law Set of the Year Junior of […]

Attorney General Panel Appointments

Matrix is delighted to announce that Claire Darwin and Paul Skinner have been appointed to the Attorney General’s Panels of Junior Counsel to the Crown. Claire Darwin has been reappointed to the A Panel and Paul Skinner was successful in his application to the B Panel of Counsel. The appointments to the Panels will commence […]

Professor Christian Tams and Dr Federica Paddeu conclude symposium on the 20th anniversary of the ILC Articles on State Responsibility

To conclude the symposium on the 20th anniversary of the ILC Articles on State Responsibility, Professor Christian Tams and Dr Federica Paddeu have contributed the final article in a series of 13 posts from academics and practitioners on this aspect of international law. The Articles were adopted by the UN International Law Commission on 9 […]

Three members featured in Chambers & Partners’ High Net Worth Guide for Financial Crime

Congratulations to Alex Bailin QC, Clare Montgomery QC and Tim Owen QC who have been featured in Chambers & Partners’ High Net Worth Guide (HNW) 2021 for Financial Crime. The HNW guide’s recommendations, rankings and insights are based on in-depth analysis carried out by Chambers & Partners’ dedicated team of researchers. “Alex Bailin QC of Matrix […]

Elie Taktouk convicted of £2.5m fraud

Elie Taktouk, son of the wealthy Youseff Taktouk, has been convicted of eleven counts of fraud and dishonesty relating to a failed property renovation in Knightsbridge following a private prosecution prosecution brought by Adrien and Frank Noel, who were defrauded of £2.5 million.  Mr Taktouk leveraged his reputation as a wealthy property tycoon to con […]