Matrix offers a unique combination of specialist skills and experience in national and international criminal law.
Matrix’s crime team comprises pre-eminent practitioners in the field with an array of specialist advisory, trial and appellate expertise in cases involving every aspect of criminal law from corporate fraud, bribery and corruption, business and regulatory crime, corporate manslaughter, gross negligence manslaughter, official secrets, and terrorism through to sexual and violent offences, intellectual property and public protest cases.
Members of the crime team bring an unparalleled range of supplementary skills to support their criminal expertise including: reputation management; civil actions in tandem with criminal investigations; criminal judicial review proceedings; professional discipline and regulation, and mutual legal assistance.
Cases are undertaken on both a private and legal aid basis.
The corporate and business crime team at Matrix are adept at handling cross-border and SFO, HMRC, FCA and DOJ investigations as well as internal investigations.
Matrix is home to a number of the leading extradition and mutual legal assistance practitioners in the country and is ranked as a leading set by Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.
Our criminal law team has a superb reputation in all aspects of financial crime, with extensive experience of acting for individuals, in addition to corporates.
Matrix is experienced in advising and representing clients facing a range of Health and Safety investigations and prosecutions, from high profile corporate clients to sole directors and managers.
Matrix barristers are experts in all areas of law touching on investigatory powers and state surveillance – from production orders and search warrants in criminal investigations, to challenges to all forms of covert surveillance, and the acquisition and retention of personal data under the Investigatory Powers Act, PACE and RIPA.
Matrix's criminal law team has vast experience in all manner of restraint, confiscation and forfeiture proceedings, including in all aspects of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA), Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWO), Account Freezing Orders, and Asset Forfeiture Orders (AFO).
Matrix barristers are routinely instructed in the most high-profile protest-related cases. This includes criminal proceedings, anti-protest injunctions, civil actions, public inquiries and other proceedings raising issues concerning the rights to freedom of conscience, freedom of speech and the right to public assembly.
Matrix’s crime team understands the serious and complex non-legal issues that surround regulatory investigations and prosecutions, and are particularly in demand where enforcement cases are commenced on a simultaneous criminal and regulatory basis.
Matrix barristers have considerable experience representing and advising those who are subject to asset-freezing and other financial sanctions measures, as well as advising those dealing with individuals and entities subject to such measures.
The Matrix crime team offers outstanding trial advocates and barristers who are expert in criminal appeals. Barristers regularly appear in cases across the criminal spectrum from the Crown Courts to the Supreme Court.