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Following a three week Inquest hearing, a jury at Dorset Coroner’s Court has returned a narrative conclusion finding a litany of failings in the care of a vulnerable prisoner with mental health diagnoses who died at HMP Guys Marsh. Mr Clacher died after being locked in his prison cell having been discovered collapsed and suspected […]
Matrix is delighted to have 71 members being ranked across 38 practice areas in Chambers & Partners 2022. Matrix is described as having “an outstanding reputation” with “highly esteemed” barristers “at both senior and junior levels who are experienced in the handling of complex cases.” We are thrilled to have been included in the top […]
Confirmed victim of modern slavery wins test case challenging Home Office’s refusal to grant her discretionary leave to remain in the UK
A confirmed victim of trafficking last Tuesday obtained judgment that the Home Office’s failure to grant her discretionary leave to remain as a victim of modern slavery (“MSL”) was unlawful because the decision maker did not consider whether she needed to stay in the country to pursue her asylum claim based on fear of re-trafficking. […]
A diamond boiler room fraud in Southwark Crown Court collapsed following the discovery by Nichola Higgins, and Narita Bahra QC of 2 Hare Court, that the prosecution’s expert had a commercial relationship with the Metropolitan police and significant disclosure failings. The exposure resulted in the acquittal of their client and all defendants. Nichola and Narita […]
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has delivered its final judgment in the case of Maritime Delimitation in the Indian Ocean (Somalia v Kenya). The case, which began in 2014, concerns the location of the entire maritime boundary between Somalia and Kenya. In a judgment handed down on 12 October 2021, the ICJ unanimously rejected Kenya’s […]