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Premier League footballer, Mamadou Sakho, has settled his libel claim against the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) with a joint statement in open court. Mr Sakho had tested positive for taking a fat-burning substance called higenamine, but UEFA had acquitted him of taking a prohibited substance. Mr Sakho sued WADA for statements it had made to […]
Mr Justice Warby has today ruled that the Instagram post published by Colleen Rooney was accusing Rebekah Vardy of secretly informing the Sun newspaper of Mrs Rooney’s personal information and was identifying her as the wrongdoer. He did not agree with Mrs Rooney’s argument that it merely accused Mrs Vardy as being one of the […]
Philippe Sands QC to attend ceremony for the 75th Anniversary of the Beginning of the Nuremberg Trials
Philippe Sands QC will attend the ceremony for the 75th Anniversary of the Beginning of the Nuremberg Trials, held in Courtroom 600, the historical site of the Trials. Commenting on the event, Philippe said: “It is a great privilege to be in Nuremberg’s Courtroom 600 on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the opening […]
Congratulations to Sara Mansoori and David Wolfe QC who both won awards at the Chambers Bar Awards 2020. Sara was awarded Defamation, Privacy and Data Protection Junior of the Year and David won Environment/ Planning Silk of the Year. In total Matrix received eight nominations including three set nominations and five individual nominations. For more […]
Matrix’s Philippe Sands QC and international judge Justice Florence Mumba are to co-chair an expert drafting panel on the legal definition of “ecocide” as a potential new international crime that could draw on war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity. Launching with preparatory work this month, and set to draft the definition over the early […]