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Judges are entitled to the protection of whistleblowing provisions

The Supreme Court, led by Lady Hale, has determined that excluding Judges and Office Holders from whistle-blowing protection is a breach of their human rights in the case Gilham v Ministry of Justice. This decision follows a seven year legal wrangle against the Ministry of Justice. Judge Gilham initially raised concerns in 2010 about the […]

Matrix ranked in 19 practice areas – Chambers & Partners 2020

Matrix is delighted to have been ranked in 19 different practice areas in Chamber & Partners 2020. Described as having “some of the cleverest barristers around” who are “… always ahead of the game”, solicitors commented that our members “are consistently overturning legislation and actually moving the law on”. Congratulations to all those recommended in […]

Administrative Court dismisses challenge to funding decisions regarding special educational needs

Simone & ors v Chancellor of the Exchequer and Secretary of State for Education [2019] EWHC 2609 (Admin) The Claimants sought to challenge both the decision-making surrounding the 2018 Budget, and the Defendants’ alleged “ongoing failure” to provide sufficient central funding for children and young people with special educational needs. They argued that the Defendants’ […]