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Jack Boswell

Called: 2021

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

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), including:

  • R (VT & Ors) v Commissioner for BIOT (BIOT SC cases 15 & 16/2023) (unlawful detention).
  • R (VT & Ors) v Commissioner for BIOT [2024] BIOT CA (Civ) 1 (confirming the decision to try the case in BIOT).
  • R (AAD & Ors) v Commissioner for BIOT (inadequate accommodation).
  • Re D & H (minors) (BIOT SC case 17/2024) (wardship).
  • R (CT & Ors) v Commissioner for BIOT (confirming the Children Act 1989 applies in BIOT).
  • R (BAA & Ors) v SSFCDA (AC-2024-LON-001076) (unlawful delay in relocating refugees currently in BIOT).

Jack regularly acts as sole counsel in inquests engaging the right to life under Article 2 of the ECHR.

Jack has advised clients on novel public law and human rights issues, including:

  • A human rights claim for in the case of two people who had been swapped at birth;
  • A case concerning the right to be forgotten from the Police National Computer under Article 8 ECHR and UKGDPR; and
  • A case involving implications of dual nationality under Senegalese election law.

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

Jack is regularly instructed to advise and represent defendants in criminal and extradition proceedings in the magistrates’ courts, the Crown Court and the High Court.

Notable cases include:

  • R v Hawkins and others (Just Stop Oil protesters acquitted of causing criminal damage to BP fuel pumps).
  • 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).

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

Jack advises ITV on media law in connection with Big Brother.

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

In the Operation Fort claims, Jack 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.

  • 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 (Champion and Co-Founder)
  • Young Bar Mentoring (Mentor)
  • The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn
  • Constitutional and Administrative Law Bar Association
  • Bar Human Rights Committee

Jack is the co-author (with Mathew Purchase KC) of Practical Law’s practice note, Proportionality: what does it mean and when does it need to be applied?

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.

"Jack Boswell is an excellent junior barrister with valuable previous experience as a front line litigator in a solicitor’s firm. He is highly capable and versatile adding significant value on any case team as well as delivering objective, well reasoned advice and top quality advocacy in his own cases."

Peter Binning, Corker Binning, 2024

"I have had the pleasure of working extensively with Jack since he’s been called to the bar. Jack has always carried an enormous and complex workload and done so whilst making it appear absolutely effortless. He truly and deeply cares about his clients and work and is an absolute joy to work with. His work ethic is also matched by his attention to detail and knowledge of the law. I have instructed him in immigration matters and I will be instructing him on as many crime or immigration cases as I can into the future. He is a public law & human rights barrister to watch."

Alfred Gherson, Gherson LLP, 2024
Matrix Chambers
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+44 (0)20 7404 3447
Called: 2021

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 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, Immigration and Inquests

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

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), including:

  • R (VT & Ors) v Commissioner for BIOT (BIOT SC cases 15 & 16/2023) (unlawful detention).
  • R (VT & Ors) v Commissioner for BIOT [2024] BIOT CA (Civ) 1 (confirming the decision to try the case in BIOT).
  • R (AAD & Ors) v Commissioner for BIOT (inadequate accommodation).
  • Re D & H (minors) (BIOT SC case 17/2024) (wardship).
  • R (CT & Ors) v Commissioner for BIOT (confirming the Children Act 1989 applies in BIOT).
  • R (BAA & Ors) v SSFCDA (AC-2024-LON-001076) (unlawful delay in relocating refugees currently in BIOT).

Jack regularly acts as sole counsel in inquests engaging the right to life under Article 2 of the ECHR.

Jack has advised clients on novel public law and human rights issues, including:

  • A human rights claim for in the case of two people who had been swapped at birth;
  • A case concerning the right to be forgotten from the Police National Computer under Article 8 ECHR and UKGDPR; and
  • A case involving implications of dual nationality under Senegalese election law.

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

Crime and Extradition

Jack is regularly instructed to advise and represent defendants in criminal and extradition proceedings in the magistrates’ courts, the Crown Court and the High Court.

Notable cases include:

  • R v Hawkins and others (Just Stop Oil protesters acquitted of causing criminal damage to BP fuel pumps).
  • 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).

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

Private Law

Jack advises ITV on media law in connection with Big Brother.

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

In the Operation Fort claims, Jack 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.

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 (Champion and Co-Founder)
  • Young Bar Mentoring (Mentor)
  • The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn
  • Constitutional and Administrative Law Bar Association
  • Bar Human Rights Committee

Publications

Jack is the co-author (with Mathew Purchase KC) of Practical Law’s practice note, Proportionality: what does it mean and when does it need to be applied?


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.


"Jack Boswell is an excellent junior barrister with valuable previous experience as a front line litigator in a solicitor’s firm. He is highly capable and versatile adding significant value on any case team as well as delivering objective, well reasoned advice and top quality advocacy in his own cases."

Peter Binning, Corker Binning, 2024

"I have had the pleasure of working extensively with Jack since he’s been called to the bar. Jack has always carried an enormous and complex workload and done so whilst making it appear absolutely effortless. He truly and deeply cares about his clients and work and is an absolute joy to work with. His work ethic is also matched by his attention to detail and knowledge of the law. I have instructed him in immigration matters and I will be instructing him on as many crime or immigration cases as I can into the future. He is a public law & human rights barrister to watch."

Alfred Gherson, Gherson LLP, 2024