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Author: Venetia Tate

Annabelle’s Week at Matrix

On the first day, I was understandably quite nervous, and yet my fears subsided when I met the two other students whom I would be working with. We first had an induction to Matrix with Alice, who outlined Matrix’s core values of respect, inclusivity, and innovation. We then met James, who introduced us to the […]

Abbey’s Week at Matrix

18-03-24 When I came into reception, Christine and Melanie greeted me. They were incredibly friendly and immediately eased my nerves about being confronted with intimidating work experience. Afterwards, I met Alice, was introduced to the wider team at Matrix, and completed the induction, which included essential information and standard rules and regulations. We jumped straight […]

Rowena’s Week at Matrix

In order for someone to fail to recognise the years of legal tradition that Matrix Chambers is steeped in, they would have to be either severely visually impaired (and thus obviously blind to the near-imperial historic buildings of Gray’s Inn, which essentially speak for themselves as a credit to the reputability of Matrix as a […]

Danielle’s Week at Matrix

Day 1 When I entered Matrix Chambers, I was welcomed instantly with kindness in such a modern and beautiful building by the receptionists Melanie and Christine. All the apprehension I had of attending a work experience placement disappeared, as every individual I met treated me and my peers with respect. The work environment was both […]

Lara’s Week at Matrix

I initially applied to work experience at Matrix after seeing some of their high-profile cases in the news: from the Russia v Ukraine case in the ICJ to the recent, monumental Rwanda ruling. Initially, I was apprehensive that such a well-esteemed chamber would be an unwelcoming, tense environment; fortunately, I could not be more wrong. […]