Matrix has been at the forefront of human rights law. We have been involved in the most ground-breaking and important cases since our establishment in 2000. Our extensive expertise in all aspects of human rights law means this can inform the practice of almost all our other practice areas, including the development of our corporate social responsibility and human rights compliance consultancy service. Our leading fields in relation to human rights law are immigration, police powers, terrorism, social welfare, the extra-territorial application of the ECHR, and unlawful detention cases. We are recommended in Band 1 in Chambers & Partners and Tier 1 in The Legal 500 in this area.
We have acted for both claimants and defendants, who range from individuals, to companies, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), trade unions and charities, including the UK Equality and Human Rights Commission. This is related to our work in equality and discrimination. Our team brings together expertise from several other areas, including criminal law, commercial law and employment law.
In addition to extensive experience of domestic litigation, members have represented clients before regional and international human rights tribunals, including the United Nations Human Rights Committee and the American Commission and Court of Human Rights. Several members appear regularly before the Privy Council in constitutional appeals arising in death penalty cases from the Caribbean.