Matrix welcomes two new trainees


Catherine Arnold and Hayley Webster have joined Matrix as trainees this year.

Catherine is sitting with supervisor Kate Boakes focusing on private international law. She joins us after a career in academia. Catherine received her Ph.D., with Distinction, in History from Yale University and was Assistant Professor of History at the University of Memphis, where she researched and taught on the history of international human rights and humanitarian intervention. Since converting to law, Catherine has volunteered as a caseworker for Migrants Organise and as a translator for Reprieve. At Matrix, she is interested in building a broad practice which includes private and public international law, criminal law, public law, and media law.

Hayley is with supervisors Sara Mansoori KC and Ian Helme during her first seat focusing on media law. She joins Matrix after a year working as a personal research assistant to a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers. Hayley studied English literature and philosophy at the University of Aberdeen, graduating top of her year, and went on to receive a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Massachusetts. She won a scholarship to study jurisprudence at the University of Oxford, where she graduated with first class honours. Hayley is interested in media law, public law, employment law, and criminal law.

We wish Catherine and Hayley every success over the next year.