Matrix has a renowned team of silks and juniors with expertise in all areas relating to police, inquests and prison law. Barristers are regularly instructed in defining cases in this field and we frequently advise and represent parties within various settings, from parole board and adjudication hearings to the Supreme Court and the European Court of Human Rights. Our members have experience working on a number of high-profile, complex and lengthy investigations into unexplained death, and subsequent judicial review and civil proceedings against and arising from the decisions of the coroner.
Matrix members work across the entire span of police related cases, both public and private law including:
Members have acted in many of the most significant cases that have brought developments in key areas of police law, including:
Members have appeared in many of the most significant inquests and inquiries including those which have brought about key changes to the law such as R (Middleton) v HM Coroner for the Western District of Somerset & Anor and R(Jamieson) v HM Coroner for Humberside.
In addition, our members have been involved in a number of high profile inquiries, across a range of diverse areas, including:
Matrix members offer market-leading expertise in prison law and are regularly instructed in defining cases in this field. Our regular work in this field includes:
Recent high-profile prison law cases in which Matrix members have acted include: