All the latest news from Matrix Chambers and our members.

Court of Appeal dismisses appeal over fostering recruitment policy

The Court of Appeal on Friday dismissed an appeal by Cornerstone (North East) Adoption and Fostering Service Ltd. The High Court had ruled that Ofsted’s decision that Cornerstone’s recruitment policy was directly discriminatory on the grounds of sexual orientation was lawful, and did not interfere with Cornerstone’s Convention rights. Aidan O’Neill QC and Ben Silverstone […]

Extradition of British nationals to India successfully opposed

Mark Summers QC, Florence Iveson and James Stansfeld have successfully opposed the extradition of three British Nationals to India. Gursharanvir Singh Wahiwala, Amritivir Singh Wahiwala and Piara Singh Gill were accused of conspiring to murder Rulda Singh in 2009, in an alleged terrorism related murder. District Judge Snow discharged all three men pursuant to section […]

Gavin Millar QC scrutinises the election bill

Gavin Millar QC has given expert evidence to the Public Bills Committee scrutinising the Elections Bill, stating that “The Bill ignores the other most urgent problem in our system, which is the lack of an effective regulatory and enforcement regime to ensure that foreign money and dark money do not enter our political system through […]

Matrix shortlisted for two awards – The Lawyer Awards 2021

Matrix is thrilled to announce that we have received two nominations for The Lawyer Awards 2021. Congratulations to Alex Bailin QC who has been shortlisted as Barrister of the Year and we are delighted to have also been shortlisted as Chambers of the Year. The winners will be announced at a virtual ceremony on the […]