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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 […]

Court of Appeal gives judgment on polygamous marriages and bereavement benefits

The Court of Appeal’s decision in Secretary of State for Work & Pensions v Akhtar [2021] EWCA Civ 1353 gives detailed guidance on the interplay between polygamous marriages and bereavement benefits under social security legislation. The Court allowed the Secretary of State’s appeal, holding that the Respondent, Mrs Akhtar, the widow of a man who […]

Matrix expands public law team

Matrix is thrilled to welcome two new members to the public law team: Jesse Nicholls and Sarah Sackman. Sarah joined Matrix on Monday 6th September. Jesse will officially join Matrix in late-October and is currently on paternity leave until the end of January 2022. Matrix’s expertise in public law is wide-ranging with members regularly instructed […]