Public Law

Our expertise in public law is wide-ranging and highly regarded. Described by Chambers & Partners as “outstanding”, public law challenges have been one of the foundations of Matrix’s practice since our establishment in 2000. Our team of barristers have an exceptional reputation in all areas of public law and our members are regularly instructed in high profile and complex judicial reviews and public law considerations in other cases.

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.

We are committed to publicly funded work, as well as privately funded and public interest litigation, as set out in our core values.

Civil Liberties and Human Rights

Matrix members have been involved in many of the most significant human rights cases of the last two decades, embedding and expanding legal protection for individual rights.

Commercial Public Law

Our commercial public law team is regularly instructed across diverse commercial and regulatory judicial review matters, as well as other commercial public law proceedings, within the UK and in other jurisdictions around the world.

Education Law

Matrix barristers regularly advise and represent a wide range of clients across the full spectrum of education law matters.

Election Law

Members are frequently instructed in each of the core areas of election law.

Environmental Law and Natural Resources

Matrix's environmental law team offers unrivalled specialist expertise in all areas of environmental law including international, EU and domestic litigation.

Health and Social Care (including welfare benefits)

Our health and social care team has a real breadth and depth of experience across all areas of community care, health and healthcare-related law (including mental health), the law governing mental capacity, and welfare benefits law.

Immigration, Asylum and Free Movement

Matrix provides expertise to UK based and international firms, NGOs and in-house legal teams in the full range of immigration, asylum and free movement disputes.

Local Government Law

Matrix barristers practise across the full range of local government work acting for claimants, for a wide range of local government bodies and businesses (such as care homes).

Police, Inquests and Prison

Matrix has a renowned team of silks and juniors with expertise in all areas relating to police, inquests and prison law.

Public Law: Information, Data and Privacy

Matrix is a leading chambers for public law work concerning the use of information by public bodies