All the latest news from Matrix Chambers and our members.
The High Court has today found that part of the new arrangements for criminal records check are unlawful. Despite changes that were made following the T v Chief Constable of Manchester litigation in 2013 and 2014, the Court (McCombe LJ and Carr J) found that the changes still required too much disclosure. The new changes […]
We are delighted to announce that in the latest appointment round Ben Silverstone and Edward Craven were successful in their applications to join the Attorney General C Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown. Their appointment commences on 29th February 2016. As a result, we now have the following members on the panel: Eleni Mitrophanous, Mathew Purchase, Sarah […]
In a landmark ruling, the Court of Appeal has partly allowed an appeal against the use of controversial police powers to stop, detain, search and question travellers at airports under Schedule 7 to the Terrorism Act 2000. In August 2013 police officers at Heathrow Airport used suspicion-less powers under Schedule 7 to seize journalistic material […]
Matrix members are featured six times in the top 20 cases of 2016 compiled by The Lawyer. The list, made up of ‘some of the most high-value and headline-grabbing litigation matters in a decade’, highlights upcoming cases involving Matrix’s Christopher Brown, Edward Craven, Richard Hermer QC, Anthony Hudson QC, Ben Silverstone, Kirsten Sjøvoll, Hugh Tomlinson […]
The family of Jean McConville have cleared the first stage in a High Court battle to gain access to the findings of a police investigation. Danny Friedman QC of Matrix Chambers, acts for members of the McConville family. See here for the article in full.