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Jack Boswell

Jack joined Matrix upon successful completion of his traineeship

Called: 2021

Jack joined Matrix upon successful completion of his traineeship. He accepts instructions in all of Matrix’s practice areas, with particular emphasis on public law, human rights, immigration, extradition, crime, inquests and media law.

Jack is acting for a group of Tamil asylum seekers who are currently detained on a military base in the British Indian Ocean Territory (led by Chris Buttler KC).

Jack regularly advises on complex asylum cases, with emphasis on claims arising from political persecution.

R (Kaur) v SSHD [2023]: assisted counsel for the claimant (Chris Buttler KC and James Robottom) in a judicial review of the Windrush Compensation Scheme.

R (I and others) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2023]: assisted counsel for the claimants (Zoë Leventhal KC and Emma Foubister) in a judicial review of the failure by the Child Maintenance Service to collect and enforce child maintenance payments.

Advised on a novel human rights claim in the case of two people who had been swapped at birth (assisting Nathan Roberts).

Advised a pharmaceutical company on judicially reviewing the refusal to grant a licence for the cultivation and supply of a controlled substance (assisting James Robottom).

Advised a prospective election candidate on the implications of dual nationality under Senegalese election law (assisting Clare Montgomery KC).

Before joining Matrix, Jack worked on complex immigration and asylum appeals at Gherson Solicitors LLP. Prior to that, he was an Assassinations Investigator at Reprieve, focusing on the use of “Kill Lists” in international counterterrorism operations.

Jack is regularly instructed as sole counsel to advise and represent defendants in criminal and extradition matters.

R v Ecclestone [2023]: Assisted Clare Montgomery KC and Katherine Hardcastle in defending a complex fraud case.

R v Liang [2023]: Assisted Clare Montgomery KC and Simon Ray with a sentencing hearing and appeal.

Advised a company on liability for an alleged offence under the Gambling Act 2005 (assisting Clare Montgomery KC).

Drafted a request for the deletion of an INTERPOL diffusion (assisting Clare Montgomery KC).

Before joining Matrix, Jack worked on complex extradition matters at Gherson Solicitors LLP.

Jack was part of the counsel team who advised ITV on the 2023 series of Big Brother.

Jack has been instructed in prisoners’ rights claims against the Ministry of Justice, and claims for unlawful detention against the police.

Operation Fort: assisted counsel for the claimants (Richard Hermer KC and James Robottom) in a group claim brought by the victims of the UK’s largest modern slavery conspiracy against their former corporate employers.

Worked on the Mobile Telephone Voicemail Interception Litigation (assisting Tim James-Matthews).

Advised an employer on an appeal to the EAT in respect of a complex holiday pay claim (assisting Mathew Purchase KC).

Bar Practice Course, University of Law: Outstanding

MA in Law, University of Law: Distinction (highest mark in national cohort)

BSc in Politics with Economics, University of Bath: First-Class Hons

Uthwatt Scholar of Gray’s Inn (2020-2021)

Residential Scholar of Gray’s Inn (2020-2021)

Neurodiversity in Law (Advisory Board)

Young Bar Mentoring (Mentor)

The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn

Constitutional and Administrative Law Bar Association

Bar Human Rights Committee

Jack is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. In order to provide legal services to his clients, including advice and representation services, Jack 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 Jack’s privacy notice in full, please see here.

Matrix Chambers
24 HOUR ASSISTANCE
+44 (0)20 7404 3447
Called: 2021

Jack joined Matrix upon successful completion of his traineeship

MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Public Law
  • Civil Liberties and Human Rights
  • Immigration, Asylum and Free Movement
  • Crime
  • Extradition and Mutual Assistance
  • Media and Information Law

Jack Boswell

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

Contact Jack's Practice Team (Team T): TeamT@matrixlaw.co.uk


Jack joined Matrix upon successful completion of his traineeship. He accepts instructions in all of Matrix’s practice areas, with particular emphasis on public law, human rights, immigration, extradition, crime, inquests and media law.

Public Law and Human Rights

Jack is acting for a group of Tamil asylum seekers who are currently detained on a military base in the British Indian Ocean Territory (led by Chris Buttler KC).

Jack regularly advises on complex asylum cases, with emphasis on claims arising from political persecution.

R (Kaur) v SSHD [2023]: assisted counsel for the claimant (Chris Buttler KC and James Robottom) in a judicial review of the Windrush Compensation Scheme.

R (I and others) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2023]: assisted counsel for the claimants (Zoë Leventhal KC and Emma Foubister) in a judicial review of the failure by the Child Maintenance Service to collect and enforce child maintenance payments.

Advised on a novel human rights claim in the case of two people who had been swapped at birth (assisting Nathan Roberts).

Advised a pharmaceutical company on judicially reviewing the refusal to grant a licence for the cultivation and supply of a controlled substance (assisting James Robottom).

Advised a prospective election candidate on the implications of dual nationality under Senegalese election law (assisting Clare Montgomery KC).

Before joining Matrix, Jack worked on complex immigration and asylum appeals at Gherson Solicitors LLP. Prior to that, he was an Assassinations Investigator at Reprieve, focusing on the use of “Kill Lists” in international counterterrorism operations.

Crime and Extradition

Jack is regularly instructed as sole counsel to advise and represent defendants in criminal and extradition matters.

R v Ecclestone [2023]: Assisted Clare Montgomery KC and Katherine Hardcastle in defending a complex fraud case.

R v Liang [2023]: Assisted Clare Montgomery KC and Simon Ray with a sentencing hearing and appeal.

Advised a company on liability for an alleged offence under the Gambling Act 2005 (assisting Clare Montgomery KC).

Drafted a request for the deletion of an INTERPOL diffusion (assisting Clare Montgomery KC).

Before joining Matrix, Jack worked on complex extradition matters at Gherson Solicitors LLP.

Private Law

Jack was part of the counsel team who advised ITV on the 2023 series of Big Brother.

Jack has been instructed in prisoners’ rights claims against the Ministry of Justice, and claims for unlawful detention against the police.

Operation Fort: assisted counsel for the claimants (Richard Hermer KC and James Robottom) in a group claim brought by the victims of the UK’s largest modern slavery conspiracy against their former corporate employers.

Worked on the Mobile Telephone Voicemail Interception Litigation (assisting Tim James-Matthews).

Advised an employer on an appeal to the EAT in respect of a complex holiday pay claim (assisting Mathew Purchase KC).

Qualifications and Awards

Bar Practice Course, University of Law: Outstanding

MA in Law, University of Law: Distinction (highest mark in national cohort)

BSc in Politics with Economics, University of Bath: First-Class Hons

Uthwatt Scholar of Gray’s Inn (2020-2021)

Residential Scholar of Gray’s Inn (2020-2021)

Professional Memberships

Neurodiversity in Law (Advisory Board)

Young Bar Mentoring (Mentor)

The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn

Constitutional and Administrative Law Bar Association

Bar Human Rights Committee


Jack's Privacy Notice

Jack is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. In order to provide legal services to his clients, including advice and representation services, Jack 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 Jack’s privacy notice in full, please see here.