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Insights

Our insights section provides a collection of blog posts, podcasts articles and recent webinar recordings involving Matrix members.  

Webinar: Obstructing the right to protest v. the right to obstructive protest

This panel discussion addresses the recent important Supreme Court judgment in Director of Public Prosecutions v. Ziegler [2021] UKSC 23 and its implications for protest law and the criminalisation of protest. The Supreme Court judgment makes clear that protests that are deliberately obstructive are not per se unlawful, even where their impact on others is more than minimal. […]

Webinar: THE BLACK MUST GO FREE” How a legal ruling on ‘Windrush Day’ in 1772, is as relevant as ever on Windrush Day 2021

On 22 June 2021 – ‘Windrush Day’ – Matrix hosted an online commemorative seminar about the historic, but rarely discussed case of Somerset v Stewart. Matthew Ryder QC of Matrix, and Alexandra Wilson of 5 St Andrews Hill, discussed the detail and importance of the case; what it means to them as British barristers of Caribbean heritage, why […]

Webinar: Immigration and Asylum Update

Date: 25th May 2021 Topics for discussion included: Rule 35 and prisons Zabolotnyi v Hungary, UKSC and assurances SM (Rwanda) v SSHD, UKSC and the validity of immigration bail Biden’s proposals on refugees/migrants at the US-Mexican border This webinar is made available for general information purposes only. It does not constitute legal advice and should […]

Webinar: Immigration and Trafficking Update

Date: 11th February 2021 Topics for discussion included: Trafficking- an update on DA &Others An update on Article 8 The Refugee and Hague Conventions and MN and IXU  v SSHD   This webinar is made available for general information purposes only. It does not constitute legal advice and should not be relied on as such advice. […]

Webinar: Immigration and Trafficking Roundtable

Date: Tuesday 1st December 2020 Topics for discussion included: An update on the challenge to trafficking and asylum support Human trafficking: standard of proof, nexus between act and purpose, approach to evidence Small boats: On DA & Others, a case challenging the unlawful detention of trafficking survivors arriving in Dover, the Home Office’s truncated screening […]