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Human Rights

Human Rights

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.

International experience

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.

MEET OUR MEMBERS:

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Nick Armstrong
Nick Armstrong
Called: 2001 Solicitor: 1998
Alex Bailin QC
Alex Bailin QC
Called: 1995 Silk: 2010
Andrew Bodnar
Andrew Bodnar
Called: 1995
Lord (Daniel) Brennan QC
Lord (Daniel) Brennan QC
Called: 1967 Silk: 1985
Associate
Joanna Buckley
Joanna Buckley
Called: 2011
Michelle Butler
Michelle Butler
Called: 2007 Solicitor: 2002
Chris Buttler
Chris Buttler
Called: 2004
Prof. Christine Chinkin
Prof. Christine Chinkin
Called: 2003
Academic
Prof. Andrew Choo
Prof. Andrew Choo
Called: 2002
Academic
Ayesha Christie
Ayesha Christie
Called: 2014
Kate Cook
Kate Cook
Called: 1990
Edward Craven
Edward Craven
Called: 2007
Claire Darwin
Claire Darwin
Called: 2005
Anita Davies
Anita Davies
Called: 2011
Raj Desai
Raj Desai
Called: 2010 Solicitor: 2007
Prof. Zachary Douglas
Prof. Zachary Douglas QC
Called: 2006 Silk: 2015
Academic
Ben Emmerson QC
Ben Emmerson QC
Called: 1986 Silk: 2000
Danny Friedman QC
Danny Friedman QC
Called: 1996 Silk: 2013
Prof. Conor Gearty
Prof. Conor Gearty
Called: 1995
Academic
Nicholas Gibson
Nicholas Gibson
Called: 2009 Solicitor: 2004
Jonathan Glasson QC
Jonathan Glasson QC
Called: 1996 Silk: 2013
Sarah Hannett
Sarah Hannett
Called: 2003
Richard Hermer QC
Richard Hermer QC
Called: 1993 Silk 2009
Sir Anthony Hooper
Sir Anthony Hooper
Called: 1965 Silk: 1987
Associate
Raza Husain QC
Raza Husain QC
Called: 1993 Silk: 2010
Darryl Hutcheon
Darryl Hutcheon
Called: 2014
Tamara Jaber
Tamara Jaber
Called: 2013
Sir Paul Jenkins QC (Hon)
Sir Paul Jenkins QC (Hon)
Called: 1977
Associate
Jessica Jones
Jessica Jones
Called: 2013
Phillippa Kaufmann QC
Phillippa Kaufmann QC
Called: 1991 Silk: 2011
Janet Kentridge
Janet Kentridge
Called: 1999
Thomas Kibling
Thomas Kibling
Called: 1990
Samantha Knights
Samantha Knights
Called: 1996
Julian B. Knowles QC
Julian B. Knowles QC
Called: 1994 Silk: 2011
James Laddie QC
James Laddie QC
Called: 1995 Silk: 2012
Helen Law
Helen Law
Called: 2005
Thomas Linden
Thomas Linden QC
Called: 1989 Silk: 2006
Rachel Logan
Rachel Logan
Called: 2008
Associate
Lord Ken Macdonald QC
Lord Ken Macdonald QC
Called: 1978 Silk: 1997
Associate
Alison Macdonald
Alison Macdonald
Called: 2000
Sara Mansoori
Sara Mansoori
Called: 1997
Prof. Jonathan H. Marks
Prof. Jonathan H. Marks
Called: 1992
Academic
Aileen McColgan
Aileen McColgan
Called: 2001
Gavin Millar QC
Gavin Millar QC
Called: 1981 Silk: 2000
Eleni Mitrophanous
Eleni Mitrophanous
Called: 1999
Karon Monaghan QC
Karon Monaghan QC
Called: 1989 Silk: 2008
Clare Montgomery QC
Clare Montgomery QC
Called: 1980 Silk: 1996
Helen Mountfield QC
Helen Mountfield QC
Called: 1991 Silk: 2010
Prof. Sean Murphy
Prof. Sean Murphy Associate
Blinne Ní Ghrálaigh
Blinne Ní Ghrálaigh
Called: 2005; 2013 (Belfast)
Paul Nicholls QC
Paul Nicholls QC
Called: 1992 Silk: 2012
Aidan O’Neill QC (Scot)
Aidan O’Neill QC (Scot)
Called: 1996 Silk: 1999
Tim Owen QC
Tim Owen QC
Called: 1983 Silk: 2000
Laura Prince
Laura Prince
Called: 2003
Elizabeth Prochaska
Elizabeth Prochaska
Called: 2007
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Mathew Purchase
Called: 2002
Matthew Ryder QC
Matthew Ryder QC
Called: 1992 Silk: 2010
Associate
Adam Sandell
Adam Sandell
Called: 2008
Prof. Philippe Sands QC
Prof. Philippe Sands QC
Called: 1985 Silk: 2003
Academic
Ben Silverstone
Ben Silverstone
Called: 2009
Jessica SImor QC
Jessica Simor QC
Called: 1992 Silk: 2013
Kirsten Sjøvoll
Kirsten Sjøvoll
Called: 2012
Lorna Skinner
Lorna Skinner
Called: 1997
Hugh Southey QC
Hugh Southey QC
Called: 1996 Silk: 2010
Daniel Squires QC
Dan Squires QC
Called: 1998 Silk: 2016
Mark Summers QC
Mark Summers QC
Called: 1996 Silk: 2014
Booan Temple
Booan Temple
Called: 2001
Associate
Rhodri Thompson QC
Rhodri Thompson QC
Called: 1989 Silk: 2002
Hugh Tomlinson QC
Hugh Tomlinson QC
Called: 1983 Silk: 2002
Prof. Takis Tridimas
Prof. Takis Tridimas
Called: 2000
Academic
Guy Vassall-Adams QC
Guy Vassall-Adams QC
Called: 2000 Silk: 2016
Aaron Watkins
Aaron Watkins
Called: 2006
Antony White QC
Antony White QC
Called: 1983 (England & Wales) Silk: 2001 Called: 2016 (Northern Ireland)
David Wolfe
David Wolfe QC
Barrister since: 1992