Matrix welcomes new public law team members


Matrix is delighted to welcome two new members to the public law team: Ifeanyi Odogwu and James Robottom.

Matrix’s public law team is renowned for its expertise across a wide range of practice areas with members regularly instructed in high profile and complex judicial reviews and public law considerations in other cases. Described by Legal 500 as ‘leaders in the field’, Matrix barristers draw upon expertise in several different areas, including human rights, immigration, commercial law, EU law, criminal law and environmental law. This means we can provide a team of experts for each case and cover a full range of public law matters.

Rachel Holmes, Chief Executive of Matrix, commented:

“It’s great to welcome these new members to the public law team. Matrix offers an unrivalled breadth of practice areas, each of which intersect with one another, creating a unique multi-disciplinary offering. The addition of these new members enables us to further strengthen our junior public law offering and we look forward to working with each of them to continue to develop their individual practices.”

Ifeanyi Odogwu
Ifeanyi was previously at Garden Court. He specialises in public law in the field of inquests and public inquiries, civil claims, professional discipline and regulation, discrimination, and associated challenges by way of judicial review. Ifeanyi is also ranked as a leading practitioner in sports law, where he has experience of arbitrations, disciplinary proceedings, and commercial disputes. Ifeanyi won the Lawyer of the Year award at the British Nigeria Law Forum 2019. He has been shortlisted in the ‘Future Leaders’ award category for Outstanding Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion by the Chambers Bar Awards 2019. He was also shortlisted in the Newcomer category of the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year.

James Robottom
James joins Matrix from 7 Bedford Row. He has a multi-disciplinary practice which covers public law and human rights, tort law (including clinical negligence and group claims), inquests and inquiries, crime, and equality law. James’ multi-disciplinary practice allows him to advise in complex claims where practice areas overlap. Chambers and Partners 2021 states that: “He’s committed, dedicated and very caring. He has a passion for the work he does and he’s fantastic at inquest work in particular.” James is on the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s and the Attorney General’s Panels of Counsel at B level.