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Year: 2021

Five Matrix members appointed to the Sports Resolutions Panel

Congratulations to Edward Craven and Richard Whittam QC who have been appointed to the Sports Resolutions Panel and to Tim Owen QC, Raj Parker and Andrew Smith who have been re-appointed to the panel. The Sports Resolutions Panel is an independent not-for-profit dispute resolution service offering arbitration, mediation, tribunal and expert opinion.

Court of Appeal quash convictions of the Shrewsbury 24

Fourteen of the “flying Pickets” known as the Shrewsbury 24, have won their appeals against conviction for picketing during the National Building Strikes of 1972. The outcome is the culmination of a long running miscarriage of justice campaign. Danny Friedman QC leading Ben Newton from Doughty Street Chambers was instructed by Kate Goold and Jamie […]

Former cabinet ministers back public interest defence campaign

Two former cabinet ministers, David Davis (the former Brexit secretary) and Alistair Carmichael (the former Scotland secretary) have publicly backed a campaign to introduce a public interest defence as part of a government reform of the Official Secrets Acts. The Law Commission has recommended, to ensure compliance with Article 10 of the European Convention on […]