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Ken Macdonald QC to head prestigious prize for political writing

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 […]

Julian Knowles QC in landmark judicial review victory

Julian Knowles QC has scored an important judicial review victory for a firm of solicitors, in R (MRH Solicitors Limited) v. Manchester County Court [2015] 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 […]