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Month: September 2021

Investigatory Powers Tribunal find the Metropolitan Police breached Articles 3, 8, 10, 11 and 14 of the ECHR

The Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) today found that the Metropolitan Police Commissioner and the National Police Chiefs Council breached the claimant’s rights under Articles 3, 8, 10, 11 and 14 of the ECHR when using undercover officers. Sarah Hannett QC, with Jennie Thelen of 39 Essex Street, was instructed as Counsel to the Tribunal. Useful […]

Ministry of Justice expresses “deep regret” for failures of searching and risk assessment leading to brutal murder

Nick Armstrong acted for the wife of Taras Nykolyn who was brutally murdered by other prisoners in a specialist unit in HMP Woodhill in June 2018.  The ferocity of their attack was such that prison officers could not enter the yard for 28 minutes. The jury found extensive failures in searching, risk assessment and contingency […]

Jonathan Glasson QC has been appointed as a Deputy High Court Judge

Matrix is delighted to announce that Jonathan Glasson QC has been appointed as a Deputy High Court Judge. The appointment followed an open competition by the Judicial Appointments Commission and will take effect on 1st October 2021 and is for a fixed term of six years. Jonathan will be deployed to hear cases in the Queen’s Bench […]

Jessica Simor QC is chairing ‘Climate Change and Transition-Related Disputes’ – Thursday 30th September

Jessica Simor QC is chairing ‘Climate Change and Transition-Related Disputes’ at 11:40am on Thursday 30th September as part of the Global Arbitration Review Live: Energy Disputes 2021 programme. The session will cover how different States are implementing regulatory changes designed to transition energy markets away from fossil fuels in a bid to meet with commitments […]