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Counsel General for Wales must await specific Senedd legislation to attack ‘severe curtailment’ of devolution settlement through the UK Internal Market Act

Jeremy Miles, Counsel General for Wales, represented by Helen Mountfield QC and Mark Greaves of Matrix and Christian Howells, has been told by the Divisional Court that his challenge to the implied re-reservation of significant fields of devolved competence through the UK Single Markets Act must await a specific piece of Senedd legislation. Counsel General […]

Matrix publishes anti-racist statement

Matrix has published an anti-racist statement as part of our commitment to promote and support equality, diversity and inclusion as an organisation and more widely at the Bar. Matrix is committed to being an anti-racist organisation. We believe this means not merely refraining from acting in a racially discriminatory way, but taking proactive steps to […]

Police assaulted activist following Class War May Day demonstration

His Honour Judge Lethem, sitting in the Central London County Court, has delivered judgment in a claim relating to an alleged assault by a Metropolitan police officer against a left-wing activist on a busy street in east London. Upholding the claimant’s claim, the Judge rejected the police case that the claimant had “ferociously attacked” an […]

Judgment delivered in religious discrimination case following removal of advertisements promoting controversial preacher

HHJ Claire Evans, sitting in the Manchester County Court, has today handed down judgment in a significant case concerning the obligations of public authorities where conflicts arise between those holding contentious religious beliefs and other community members offended by those beliefs. The claimant, the Lancashire Festival of Hope, brought claims under the Equality Act 2010 […]