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Janet Kentridge
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Janet Kentridge

Janet is a versatile practitioner who specialises in public and commercial law with a special interest in the interface between the two.

Called: 1999

Janet is a versatile practitioner with interests and experience in a range of areas including administrative law, education law, local government law and information law. She specialises in public law and commercial law, with a particular interest in the interface between the two. Janet has practised as a barrister at Matrix since 2001 and is an ADR Group Accredited Civil and Commercial Mediator.

In addition to her experience at the London Bar, Janet has extensive experience of litigation in courts at all levels in South Africa, including some of the early leading cases in the Constitutional Court of South Africa. She is at present instructed by a large international group of companies in several long-running commercial arbitrations under the aegis of the Arbitration Foundation of South Africa (AFSA).

Janet acts for and against a range of public authorities. In recent years, she has been extensively involved in advising and representing local government on a variety of issues, with a particular focus on the challenges borne of the contraction in local government funding.

Janet has knowledge and experience of freedom of information issues in South Africa and England. She has represented public authorities in the Information Tribunal, and has advised public authorities and private parties on issues arising under the Freedom of Information Act and the Data Protection Act.

Rhodes Scholar

M.A. (Jurisprudence) (Oxford)

LL.M. with Merit (London School of Economics)

B.A; B.A. Honours; LLB (all with distinction)

LL.M. (Taxation) (University of the Witwatersrand)

Janet taught law at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa (1990-94). She was admitted to the Johannesburg Bar in 1994 and called to the Bar in England in 1999. She has been based at Matrix since 2001.

Co-author and editor of Constitutional Law of South Africa, (First edition) frequently cited by courts at all levels in South Africa.

Privacy and the Media – The Developing Law by Matrix Media and Information Group (co-editor) (Matrix, May 2002)

‘The Reach of the Human Rights Act: Its Jurisdictional Scope’ in Jeffrey Jowell QC & Jonathan Cooper (Ed.s), Delivering Rights? How the Human Rights Act is Working (2003)

“The Legality of Publishing Details of Disciplinary Enquiries” (2000) 12 ILJ (SA)1487 (with Dario Milo and Roderick Harper)

“Banking on maternity leave – The case of Collins v. Volskas Bank” (1994) 15 ILJ (SA) 1195.

“A matter of maternity” (1994) 11 Employment Law 35

“Equality and Discrimination: A Reply to Meyerson” (1994) 10 South African Journal on Human Rights 398

“Measure for Measure: Weighing the Costs of a Feminist Standard of Equality at work” 1994 Acta Juridica 84

Introducing the Right to Equality in the Interim Constitution” (1994) 10 SAJHR 149 (with C. Albertyn)

“Direct and Indirect Discrimination after Enderby” 1994 Public Law (UK) 198

“Fair Play at Work – the common-law right of a public employee to a hearing prior to dismissal”, Industrial Law Journal (1993) 14 (SA) 1131

“Gender and Equality in the Workplace” in Innes, Kentridge and Perold (eds.) 1993 Reversing Discrimination – Affirmative Action in the Workplace, Oxford University Press

“Teaching Law as a Second Language in a Second Language” 1991 South African Law Journal 159 (with V. Brontstein)

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

Janet 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

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Janet Kentridge
Called: 1999

Janet is a versatile practitioner who specialises in public and commercial law with a special interest in the interface between the two.

MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • International arbitration
  • Commercial Law
  • Community Care Law
  • Education Law
  • Election Law
  • Healthcare, Mental Health and Mental Capacity
  • Civil Liberties and Human Rights
  • Injunctions
  • Inquests and Inquiries
  • Local Government Law
  • Mediation
  • Public Law
  • Police, Inquests and Prison
  • Health and Social Care (including welfare benefits)
  • Commercial Public Law

Janet Kentridge

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

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


Janet is a versatile practitioner with interests and experience in a range of areas including administrative law, education law, local government law and information law. She specialises in public law and commercial law, with a particular interest in the interface between the two. Janet has practised as a barrister at Matrix since 2001 and is an ADR Group Accredited Civil and Commercial Mediator.

In addition to her experience at the London Bar, Janet has extensive experience of litigation in courts at all levels in South Africa, including some of the early leading cases in the Constitutional Court of South Africa. She is at present instructed by a large international group of companies in several long-running commercial arbitrations under the aegis of the Arbitration Foundation of South Africa (AFSA).

Janet acts for and against a range of public authorities. In recent years, she has been extensively involved in advising and representing local government on a variety of issues, with a particular focus on the challenges borne of the contraction in local government funding.

Janet has knowledge and experience of freedom of information issues in South Africa and England. She has represented public authorities in the Information Tribunal, and has advised public authorities and private parties on issues arising under the Freedom of Information Act and the Data Protection Act.

Educational Background

Rhodes Scholar M.A. (Jurisprudence) (Oxford) LL.M. with Merit (London School of Economics) B.A; B.A. Honours; LLB (all with distinction) LL.M. (Taxation) (University of the Witwatersrand) Janet taught law at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa (1990-94). She was admitted to the Johannesburg Bar in 1994 and called to the Bar in England in 1999. She has been based at Matrix since 2001.

Publications

Co-author and editor of Constitutional Law of South Africa, (First edition) frequently cited by courts at all levels in South Africa. Privacy and the Media – The Developing Law by Matrix Media and Information Group (co-editor) (Matrix, May 2002) ‘The Reach of the Human Rights Act: Its Jurisdictional Scope’ in Jeffrey Jowell QC & Jonathan Cooper (Ed.s), Delivering Rights? How the Human Rights Act is Working (2003) “The Legality of Publishing Details of Disciplinary Enquiries” (2000) 12 ILJ (SA)1487 (with Dario Milo and Roderick Harper) “Banking on maternity leave – The case of Collins v. Volskas Bank” (1994) 15 ILJ (SA) 1195. “A matter of maternity” (1994) 11 Employment Law 35 “Equality and Discrimination: A Reply to Meyerson” (1994) 10 South African Journal on Human Rights 398 “Measure for Measure: Weighing the Costs of a Feminist Standard of Equality at work” 1994 Acta Juridica 84 Introducing the Right to Equality in the Interim Constitution” (1994) 10 SAJHR 149 (with C. Albertyn) “Direct and Indirect Discrimination after Enderby” 1994 Public Law (UK) 198 “Fair Play at Work – the common-law right of a public employee to a hearing prior to dismissal”, Industrial Law Journal (1993) 14 (SA) 1131 “Gender and Equality in the Workplace” in Innes, Kentridge and Perold (eds.) 1993 Reversing Discrimination – Affirmative Action in the Workplace, Oxford University Press “Teaching Law as a Second Language in a Second Language” 1991 South African Law Journal 159 (with V. Brontstein)
Janet's Privacy Notice

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