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Chris Buttler
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Chris Buttler QC

“He’s head and shoulders above everyone else. I like everything about him – his drafting is impeccable, he’s ferocious in court, and he turns cases around with his advocacy.”

Chambers & Partners 2021
Called: 2004 | Silk: 2021

Chris practises in all areas of public and human rights law and is ranked as a leading junior in those fields. Chambers & Partners 2019 describe him as a “Renowned junior counsel with a strong track record of appearing in high-profile judicial reviews”. Chris is on the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s Panel.

The bulk of his practice is judicial review and claims under the Human Rights Act 1998. He has experience of a wide range of subject matters, including professional regulation, mental health and mental capacity, health care, education, planning and environmental challenges, equality duties, social welfare, false imprisonment and immigration and asylum. For example, he recently acted in leading cases on the detention of victims of torture, criminal injuries compensation, safeguarding victims of human trafficking, the detention of children and the rights of unmarried partners to public sector pensions.

MA in Geography, Fitzwilliam College Cambridge, First Class Honours, 2000

MPhil in International Development, Institute of Development Studies, Sussex, 2002

(Dissertation on the legality of trade sanctions in international environmental treaties)

Diploma in Law, City University, 2003

Bar Vocational Course, Inns of Court School of Law, 2004

Research Award, Economic & Social Research Council, 2000

Princess Royal Scholarship, Inner Temple, 2003

Chris is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. In order to provide legal services to his clients, including advice and representation services, Chris needs to collect and hold personal data. This includes his client’s personal data and the personal data of others who feature in the matter upon which he is instructed. To read Chris’ privacy notice in full, please see here.

Chris is regulated by the Bar Standards Board and accepts instructions under Standard Contractual Terms. To find out more information on this and the way we work at Matrix, including our fee transparency statement, please see our see our service standards

DIRECTORY RECOMMENDATIONS

"He’s head and shoulders above everyone else. I like everything about him – his drafting is impeccable, he’s ferocious in court, and he turns cases around with his advocacy."

"An extremely good lawyer with superb mastery of judicial review. He is extremely responsive and adaptable and able to work within a team."

Chambers & Partners, 2021

"Renowned junior counsel with a strong track record of appearing in high-profile judicial reviews."

"He is incredibly bright and brilliant on his feet."

Chambers & Partners 2019

"A brilliant advocate, who is incredibly bright and lovely to deal with."

"He is very determined, very tenacious and very committed to his cases."

"He is very good, very thoughtful and comes up with points that make you stop and think as an opponent."

Chambers & Partners 2018

"Exceptionally bright barrister who is decisive and clear in his advice and arguments. He instils confidence."

"Tactically shrewd and well-liked by the court."

"A brilliant advocate, who is incredibly bright and lovely to deal with."

Chambers & Partners 2017
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Chris Buttler
Called: 2004 | Silk: 2021

“He’s head and shoulders above everyone else. I like everything about him – his drafting is impeccable, he’s ferocious in court, and he turns cases around with his advocacy.”

Chambers & Partners 2021

MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Commercial Law
  • Community Care Law
  • Discrimination and Equality
  • Education Law
  • Environmental Law and Natural Resources
  • Healthcare, Mental Health and Mental Capacity
  • Immigration, Asylum and Free Movement
  • Civil Liberties and Human Rights
  • Public Law
  • Public Law: Information, Data and Privacy
  • Prison Law
  • Police, Inquests and Prison
  • Health and Social Care (including welfare benefits)
  • Commercial Public Law

Chris Buttler QC

Contact Chris: chrisbuttler@matrixlaw.co.uk | +44 (0)20 7404 3447

Contact Chris's Practice Team (Team X): TeamX@matrixlaw.co.uk


Chris practises in all areas of public and human rights law and is ranked as a leading junior in those fields. Chambers & Partners 2019 describe him as a “Renowned junior counsel with a strong track record of appearing in high-profile judicial reviews”. Chris is on the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s Panel.

The bulk of his practice is judicial review and claims under the Human Rights Act 1998. He has experience of a wide range of subject matters, including professional regulation, mental health and mental capacity, health care, education, planning and environmental challenges, equality duties, social welfare, false imprisonment and immigration and asylum. For example, he recently acted in leading cases on the detention of victims of torture, criminal injuries compensation, safeguarding victims of human trafficking, the detention of children and the rights of unmarried partners to public sector pensions.

Education

MA in Geography, Fitzwilliam College Cambridge, First Class Honours, 2000 MPhil in International Development, Institute of Development Studies, Sussex, 2002 (Dissertation on the legality of trade sanctions in international environmental treaties) Diploma in Law, City University, 2003 Bar Vocational Course, Inns of Court School of Law, 2004

Scholarships

Research Award, Economic & Social Research Council, 2000 Princess Royal Scholarship, Inner Temple, 2003
Chris's Privacy Notice

Chris is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. In order to provide legal services to his clients, including advice and representation services, Chris needs to collect and hold personal data. This includes his client’s personal data and the personal data of others who feature in the matter upon which he is instructed. To read Chris’ privacy notice in full, please see here.


DIRECTORY RECOMMENDATIONS

"He’s head and shoulders above everyone else. I like everything about him – his drafting is impeccable, he’s ferocious in court, and he turns cases around with his advocacy."

"An extremely good lawyer with superb mastery of judicial review. He is extremely responsive and adaptable and able to work within a team."

Chambers & Partners, 2021

"Renowned junior counsel with a strong track record of appearing in high-profile judicial reviews."

"He is incredibly bright and brilliant on his feet."

Chambers & Partners 2019

"A brilliant advocate, who is incredibly bright and lovely to deal with."

"He is very determined, very tenacious and very committed to his cases."

"He is very good, very thoughtful and comes up with points that make you stop and think as an opponent."

Chambers & Partners 2018

"Exceptionally bright barrister who is decisive and clear in his advice and arguments. He instils confidence."

"Tactically shrewd and well-liked by the court."

"A brilliant advocate, who is incredibly bright and lovely to deal with."

Chambers & Partners 2017