Matrix featured in two of The Lawyer’s Top 20 cases for 2021


Matrix members have featured in two of The Lawyer’s Top 20 cases, a summary of the top cases to watch this year.

The cases include:

R(Heathrow Airport) v Her Majesty’s Treasury and HMRC

Heathrow Airport has teamed up with Global Blue and World Duty Free for a judicial review challenge on the decision to scrap duty free rules for non-EU passengers. The VAT Retail Export Scheme – which had allowed shops in airports to sell goods without charging VAT – was withdrawn at the start of this year after an extensive consultation on measures in 2020.

Meghan Markle v Associated Newspapers

The Duchess of Sussex is suing ANL over five stories, two in the Mail on Sunday and three on Mail Online, which were published in February 2019. The stories included the publication of a handwritten note Markle sent to her estranged father, in which she requested he stop speaking with the media about her life.

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