Matrix Chambers is a group of independent and specialist barristers, academics and foreign lawyers who work across a wide range of areas of law. With offices in London, Geneva and Brussels, our members have extensive experience internationally having worked in over 100 countries across 19 different practice areas. Owing to Matrix’s multi-disciplinary practice and standard of excellence, we are uniquely positioned to deal with complex legal issues, particularly where they overlap multiple areas of law.
Our clients include multinational corporations, law firms, banks, directors, regulators, professional bodies, foreign Governments, newspapers and media outlets, in the UK and internationally.
- Matrix members are experts in their field and their services include:
- Advising on legal strategy to guide your actions in legal disputes.
- Legal advice on the issues in your case, or advice as to the strength of your case as a whole.
- Representing you in a dispute resolution forum, whether in an arbitration (either acting for you
or acting as an arbitrator), a tribunal, a mediation or in court.
- Carrying out investigations, inquiries and audits of company policies, particularly in regard to
corporate social responsibility and checking compliance with human rights obligations.
What is the difference between a solicitor and a barrister?
In the UK the legal profession is split into barristers and solicitors. Whilst there are many other services that they can provide, barristers are known for appearing in court. They are independent practitioners who are self-employed and provide their services personally. Barristers work in offices, known as chambers, in order to share support staff and facilities.
Barristers cannot generally be instructed by members of the public unless they are public access trained. Usually you would go to a solicitor about your case and then the solicitor will instruct a barrister when it is appropriate. For more information about instructing a barrister as a member of the public, please see here.
EVENT: Luis Gonzalez Garcia to speak at British Institute of International and Comparative Law event
Luis Gonzalez Garcia will speak at a BIICL event titled Corporate Restructuring: Managing Investment Risks through Treaty Protections on the evening of the 4th March. The event will present the first comprehensive empirical study on the permissibility of strategic corporate structuring and restructuring in investment treaty arbitration. The study examines all relevant publicly available decisions rendered […]
Lord Ken Macdonald QC to speak at the Hellenic Australian Lawyers Association International Legal Conference
Lord Ken Macdonald QC will speak at an International Legal Conference on “Themes in Democracy – Liberty, Justice and Human Rights”, hosted by the Hellenic Australian Lawyers Association in Rhodes from the 5th-10th July 2020. Other speakers include The Right Hon. Lady Arden, Baroness Helena Kennedy QC and Professor Paul Cartledge, as well as several […]
The Grand Court of the Cayman Islands today ruled that legislation providing for the holding of a referendum on a controversial cruise ship terminal was unconstitutional. Chris Buttler acted for the successful plaintiff, instructed by Kate McClymont at Broadhurst Attorneys. The cruise terminal was the biggest story in the Cayman Islands in 2019. The Hon […]
Matrix is delighted to be ranked by Chambers and Partners Global Guide 2020 in the following areas: Business and Human Rights Law, International Arbitration: Most in demand Arbitrators, Public International Law: Most in demand Arbitrators, Competition Law, Dispute resolution: Commercial, International Arbitration: The English Bar and Public International Law: The English Bar.For more information about […]
The extradition proceedings brought by the United States against Dr Mike Lynch, the prominent British businessman and former CEO of Autonomy plc., have commenced. Alex Bailin QC represents Dr Lynch, instructed by Kelwin Nicholls of Clifford Chance LLP. Mark Summers QC represents the US Government, instructed by the CPS Extradition Unit. Press Coverage The Times […]