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Ministry of Justice ordered to pay 52,500 GBP for failure to protect prisoner from attack by other prisoners
The Ministry of Justice has been ordered to pay £52,500 in damages to a vulnerable, high-profile prisoner for negligently failing to prevent three other prisoners from holding him down and cutting his throat, leaving him with severe post-traumatic stress disorder. The attack was planned retaliation by radicalised Muslim prisoners: the successful claimant, Radislav Krstić, was […]
Over 40 former judges, QCs, professors and junior barristers from Matrix Chambers have signed a statement calling for an urgent, humane and effective governmental response to the refugee crisis. Over 300 lawyers including former law lords and retired judges have signed up to this statement which calls for the UK to take a fair and […]
The Court of Appeal has today dismissed the appeal in Walker v Innospec. Mr Walker argued that Directive 2000/78/EC, which establishes a general framework for equal treatment in employment and occupation in the European Union, applied to pension rights accrued before 5 December 2005, the date when the Civil Partnership Act 2004 came into force. […]
Matrix are delighted to welcome Ayesha Christie and Darryl Hutcheon as full members on completion of their traineeship. Ayesha’s main areas of practice include immigration and asylum law. Before coming to the Bar, Ayesha interned at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Ecuador, where she provided legal analysis of complex issues arising in […]
After a three-week civil trial in the High Court, and eight years after the relevant events, Mr Justice Gilbart has held that two Territorial Support Group (‘TSG’) Metropolitan police officers racially abused, assaulted and falsely imprisoned two teenagers of Arab-origin, and lied to cover up their actions, making awards of basic and aggravated damages in […]