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The Orwell Prize has announced that Ken Macdonald QC, Matrix member and Warden of Wadham College, has become Chair of its governing body, the Council of the Orwell Prize. The Orwell Prize is Britain’s most prestigious prize for political writing. Each year they award prizes for work which comes closest to George Orwell’s ambition to […]
Vincent Tchenguiz and other claimants alleged that the individual defendants in this case had pursued a malicious prosecution of them, had conspired to injure them by unlawful means and maliciously procured arrest and search warrants and execution of the same against them. Two of the defendants (Kaupthing Bank HF & Jóhannes Rúnar Jóhannsson) brought an […]
Julian Knowles QC has scored an important judicial review victory for a firm of solicitors, in R (MRH Solicitors Limited) v. Manchester County Court  EWHC 1795. The High Court held that a county court judge had acted unlawfully in making findings that a firm of solicitors had behaved fraudulently in relation to litigation without […]
Landmark ruling by ECHR Grand Chamber for Azerbaijani refugees displaced during the armed conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh
The European Court of Human Rights has delivered a Grand Chamber judgment in the case of Chiragov and Others v Armenia in a long-running case in which Michelle Butler represented the applicants (led by Mark Muller QC of Doughty Street Chambers). The Court held that there were continuing violations of the applicants’ rights under Articles […]
Mathew Purchase appointed to the A panel and Claire Darwin to the B panel of the Attorney General’s Panels of Junior Counsel
Matrix is delighted to announce that, effective from 1 September 2015, Mathew Purchase will move from the B panel to the A panel and Claire Darwin will move from the C panel to the B panel of the Attorney General’s Panels of Junior Counsel to the Crown. The appointments will last for a period of […]