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The High Court has given permission to run an unclean hands defence in a dispute about a valuable estate in Canary Wharf. Guy Vassall-Adams QC represented the defendant, who was appointed as the statutory manager of the estate by the residents in the face of great opposition from the defaulting landlord. The claim, brought on […]
EVENT: “THE BLACK MUST GO FREE” How a legal ruling on ‘Windrush Day’ in 1772, is as relevant as ever on Windrush Day 2021
Time: 6.00pm – 7.15pm Date: Tuesday 22nd June On 22 June 2021 – ‘Windrush Day’ – Matrix hosts an online commemorative seminar about the historic, but rarely discussed case of Somerset v Stewart. Since 2018, British society has recognised 22 June as Windrush Day – to commemorate the date in 1948 when SS Windrush arrived in Tilbury Docks, heralding the […]
The High Court has ruled that the Home Office’s decision to house cross-channel migrants in “squalid” barracks in Folkestone was unlawful. Zoe Leventhal was instructed by Liberty to intervene in this case. Useful link(s) BBC Judgment summary
It is with great sadness that Matrix announces the death of Professor James Crawford AC SC. James was a founding member of Matrix and was an active and valued member. In February 2015 he left Matrix and was promoted to the judiciary of the International Court of Justice. James was widely recognised in the field […]
The inquest into the terrorist attack on Fishmongers’ Hall has concluded today. Please see here for the press release and statements from the family. Nick Armstrong, alongside Jesse Nicholls of Doughty Street Chambers, was instructed by Kate Maynard at Hickman and Rose to represent the family of Jack Merritt in this case. Press release Notes […]