All the latest news from Matrix Chambers and our members.
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 […]
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 […]
Danny Friedman QC and Ifeanyi Odogwu are representing a group of bereaved survivors and residents in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry (instructed by Bhatt Murphy, Bindmans, Hickman and Rose and Hodge Jones & Allen). They made opening statements yesterday that focused on the deficiencies in the response of the London Fire Brigade on the night of […]
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 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 […]