The Northern Ireland High Court has held that absence of any opportunity to apply for convictions to be spent violates article 8. Hugh Southey QC led Steven McQuitty and was instructed by the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission. Useful link(s) Judgment summary Press – Irish Times
Last week Matrix barristers were involved in submissions before the Grenfell Tower Inquiry on key issues. On 25 October, Danny Friedman QC, Raj Desai and Liz Davies of Garden Court Chambers were instructed by Bhatt Murphy in relation to the treatment of residents by RBKC and the TMO during the period of the refurbishment and […]
Mark Summers QC, leading Florence Iveson, represented Julian Assange before the High Court this week. They were resisting the US government’s appeal against the decision of District Judge Baraitster, who on 4 January 2021 found that extradition would be oppressive on health grounds, pursuant to section 91 of the Extradition Act 2003.
On 28th October at 5pm Prof. Christian Tams will speak on ‘Strategic Litigation in inter-State Arbitration’ at Bucerius Law School. The talk is part of a series of presentations assessing the role of strategic litigation before international courts and tribunals, organised jointly by Bucerius Law School and King’s College London. ‘Arbitration is a private initiative’, leading […]
On Friday the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in the case of Re C  EWCA Civ 1527. The Court of Appeal allowed the appeal by the Secretary of State for Justice from the decision of Hayden J, that care workers would not commit a criminal offence under section 39 of the Sexual Offences […]