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Katy Sheridan

Katy joined Matrix in October 2021 following the successful completion of her Traineeship.

Called: 2020

Katy joined Matrix in October 2021 following the successful completion of her Traineeship. She welcomes instructions in all of Matrix’s practice areas; she practises primarily in public law and human rights, employment law, equality law, education law, commercial law and competition law.

Katy has experience in a range of public law and human rights matters, for both Claimants and Defendants. She spent six months of her traineeship training in public law with Sarah Hannett QC and Chris Buttler QC. She has experience across all stages of proceedings, including pre-action advice, interim relief, and appeal. Her recent experience includes:

  • A public law challenge concerning ultra vires contracts made in another jurisdiction, including an issue concerning the protection of property under the ECHR (assisting Helen Mountfield QC).
  • Advising an NGO on a policy challenge concerning freedom of expression and victimisation (assisting Sarah Hannett QC).
  • A judicial review concerning a prosecution decision (acting with Chris Buttler QC).
  • Advising on an Article 6 issue in relation to an appeal from conviction (assisting Sarah Hannett QC).

Prior to joining Matrix, Katy also worked as a public and education law paralegal. Her work included community care matters (including cases concerning s.17 and s.20 CA 1989 support), human trafficking claims, and age disputes. She also worked as a Research Fellow at the Public Law Project, where Katy’s work focused on the relationship between judicial review, evidence, and technology.

Katy accepts instructions in all areas of employment law, for both Claimants and Respondents. She has a particular interest in discrimination matters. During traineeship she undertook a seat in employment and equality law with Claire Darwin. Katy’s employment experience includes:

  • Unfair dismissal (including redundancy), direct and indirect discrimination claims (including on the grounds of sex, disability, race, religion, and age), harassment, victimisation, equal pay, and whistleblowing cases.
  • Various matters involving TUPE.
  • Appellate cases concerning the correct approach to indirect sex discrimination and hypothetical group disadvantage, worker status after the Supreme Court’s judgment in Uber, and the correct approach to postponements under the new ET Procedure Rules (all assisting Claire Darwin).

Katy accepts instructions in all matters concerning equality law. During traineeship she assisted with Equality Act claims in judicial review proceedings, employment, education, and goods and services provision. For example:

  • Advising on a potential race discrimination and breach of contract claim against an independent school (assisting Sarah Hannett QC).
  • Advising on numerous disability discrimination claims in the First Tier Tribunal (assisting Sarah Hannett QC).
  • Advising on a goods and services Equality Act claims brought against service providers (assisting Claire Darwin).

Katy welcomes instructions across all areas of education law. Prior to traineeship, Katy was a Legal Advisor at Ofsted, where she advised Ofsted in respect of its role in several investigations in the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA), including the Residential Schools investigation. Katy also worked as a public and education law paralegal at Simpson Millar LLP. Her work covered issues such as unlawful exclusions, admissions, school transport, and SEND Tribunal work.

Katy accepts instructions in all areas of commercial and competition law. During traineeship worked on various commercial and competition matters. Prior to joining Matrix, Katy was also Judicial Assistant to Lord Justice Simon in the Court of Appeal, where she worked on numerous commercial appeals. Her experience includes:

  • Freezing and proprietary injunctions.
  • Breach of contract and restitution claims.
  • Abuse of dominance, including related market abuses.

BA (Jurisprudence), University of Oxford (2016) – First Class
Bachelor of Civil Law, University of Oxford (2018) – Distinction
BPTC, BPP University (2020) – Outstanding

Scholarships and prizes include:

  • Bedingfield Scholarship (Gray’s Inn)
  • Hebe Plunkett Award (Gray’s Inn)
  • Residential Scholarship (Gray’s Inn)
  • Advocacy Scholarship (BPP University)
  • Academic Excellence Scholarship (BPP University)
  • Peter Duffy Scholar (Bar European Group)
  • Law Faculty Prize for BCL Private Law and Fundamental Rights (University of Oxford)
  • Academic scholar (New College, University of Oxford)

Publications:

  • ‘Judicial review evidence in the era of the digital state’ Public Law (2020), Oct, 740-760

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

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Called: 2020

Katy joined Matrix in October 2021 following the successful completion of her Traineeship.

MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Commercial Law
  • Employment Law
  • Media and Information Law
  • Court Orders affecting the Media
  • Data Protection
  • Defamation and Privacy
  • Harassment 
  • Public Law
  • Civil Liberties and Human Rights
  • Commercial Public Law
  • Education Law
  • Election Law
  • Environmental Law and Natural Resources
  • Health and Social Care (including welfare benefits)
  • Immigration, Asylum and Free Movement
  • Local Government Law
  • Police, Inquests and Prison
  • Public Law: Information, Data and Privacy

Katy Sheridan

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

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


Katy joined Matrix in October 2021 following the successful completion of her Traineeship. She welcomes instructions in all of Matrix’s practice areas; she practises primarily in public law and human rights, employment law, equality law, education law, commercial law and competition law.

Public Law and Human Rights

Katy has experience in a range of public law and human rights matters, for both Claimants and Defendants. She spent six months of her traineeship training in public law with Sarah Hannett QC and Chris Buttler QC. She has experience across all stages of proceedings, including pre-action advice, interim relief, and appeal. Her recent experience includes: A public law challenge concerning ultra vires contracts made in another jurisdiction, including an issue concerning the protection of property under the ECHR (assisting Helen Mountfield QC). Advising an NGO on a policy challenge concerning freedom of expression and victimisation (assisting Sarah Hannett QC). A judicial review concerning a prosecution decision (acting with Chris Buttler QC). Advising on an Article 6 issue in relation to an appeal from conviction (assisting Sarah Hannett QC). Prior to joining Matrix, Katy also worked as a public and education law paralegal. Her work included community care matters (including cases concerning s.17 and s.20 CA 1989 support), human trafficking claims, and age disputes. She also worked as a Research Fellow at the Public Law Project, where Katy’s work focused on the relationship between judicial review, evidence, and technology.

Employment law

Katy accepts instructions in all areas of employment law, for both Claimants and Respondents. She has a particular interest in discrimination matters. During traineeship she undertook a seat in employment and equality law with Claire Darwin. Katy’s employment experience includes: Unfair dismissal (including redundancy), direct and indirect discrimination claims (including on the grounds of sex, disability, race, religion, and age), harassment, victimisation, equal pay, and whistleblowing cases. Various matters involving TUPE. Appellate cases concerning the correct approach to indirect sex discrimination and hypothetical group disadvantage, worker status after the Supreme Court’s judgment in Uber, and the correct approach to postponements under the new ET Procedure Rules (all assisting Claire Darwin).

Equality law

Katy accepts instructions in all matters concerning equality law. During traineeship she assisted with Equality Act claims in judicial review proceedings, employment, education, and goods and services provision. For example: Advising on a potential race discrimination and breach of contract claim against an independent school (assisting Sarah Hannett QC). Advising on numerous disability discrimination claims in the First Tier Tribunal (assisting Sarah Hannett QC). Advising on a goods and services Equality Act claims brought against service providers (assisting Claire Darwin).

Education law

Katy welcomes instructions across all areas of education law. Prior to traineeship, Katy was a Legal Advisor at Ofsted, where she advised Ofsted in respect of its role in several investigations in the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA), including the Residential Schools investigation. Katy also worked as a public and education law paralegal at Simpson Millar LLP. Her work covered issues such as unlawful exclusions, admissions, school transport, and SEND Tribunal work.

Commercial and competition law

Katy accepts instructions in all areas of commercial and competition law. During traineeship worked on various commercial and competition matters. Prior to joining Matrix, Katy was also Judicial Assistant to Lord Justice Simon in the Court of Appeal, where she worked on numerous commercial appeals. Her experience includes: Freezing and proprietary injunctions. Breach of contract and restitution claims. Abuse of dominance, including related market abuses.

Qualifications

BA (Jurisprudence), University of Oxford (2016) – First Class Bachelor of Civil Law, University of Oxford (2018) – Distinction BPTC, BPP University (2020) – Outstanding Scholarships and prizes include: Bedingfield Scholarship (Gray’s Inn) Hebe Plunkett Award (Gray’s Inn) Residential Scholarship (Gray’s Inn) Advocacy Scholarship (BPP University) Academic Excellence Scholarship (BPP University) Peter Duffy Scholar (Bar European Group) Law Faculty Prize for BCL Private Law and Fundamental Rights (University of Oxford) Academic scholar (New College, University of Oxford) Publications: ‘Judicial review evidence in the era of the digital state’ Public Law (2020), Oct, 740-760
Katy's Privacy Notice

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