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Practice Team X

Team X, led by our Senior Practice Manager Jason Housden, provide administrative support and assistance to members working in a number of Matrix’s key areas.

Team X assist in the following areas:

Team X are your first point of contact if you need to instruct, or get in touch with, one of our members in these areas. They are able to assist with the management of members’ diaries, availability enquiries, questions about new or ongoing cases, court listings, arbitration and mediation facilities, meeting and client conference bookings, and updating our client relationship management system.

You can contact Team X through the following email address: practiceteamx@matrixlaw.co.uk.

Jason Housden, Senior Practice Manager
Contact:
jasonhousden@matrixlaw.co.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)20 7611 9399

Jason leads the practice administration and is responsible for the individual business development of Matrix members in his team. He is specifically involved with members who specialise in commercial, EU and competition law, public, immigration, education, health and mental capacity, community care, human rights and environmental law, and members working in corporate human rights compliance.

Jason directly assists our Chief Executive, Lindsay, on a number of different issues and also oversees elements of our marketing strategy, our client relationship management system and ensuring that our service standards are maintained throughout the organisation. He also attends business development trips and conferences in order to promote Matrix to our clients. Jason also assists all other staff teams in project relating to IT systems and productivity.

Jason has worked in barristers’ chambers since 1986 and joined Matrix in 2007.

Zoe Mellor, Assistant Practice Manager
Contact:
zoemellor@matrixlaw.co.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)20 7611 9399

Zoe has worked in the legal sector since 1992, starting as Parliamentary Clerk to the Director of Public Prosecutions. She is one of the original members of the staff team and has been on the practice desk since May 2000. Zoe has experience across all of Matrix’s practice areas. Zoe works part time, Tuesday-Thursday.

She lives in north London and spends her days away from Matrix trying to keep up with her three young children.

Ria Lillis, Assistant Practice Manager
Contact:
rialillis@matrixlaw.co.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)20 7611 9399

Ria joined Matrix in March 2007. She gained an English Degree in 2001 and has enjoyed working previously as a clerk to Judiciary at the Old Bailey, and a chambers based in the Temple.

A keen marathon runner, Ria lives in Kent with her husband and three children.

Ria is currently on maternity leave.

Elizabeth Bousher, Assistant Practice Manager
Contact:
elizabethbousher@matrixlaw.co.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)20 7611 9399

Elizabeth joined Matrix in November 2013. She gained a Geography degree from Exeter University in 2008 and has previously worked as a member of the practice team at Hardwicke.

Away from Matrix, Liz is a keen traveller and enjoys scuba diving when the water is warm enough.

Simon Gardner, Assistant Practice Manager
Contact:
simongardner@matrixlaw.co.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)20 7611 9399

Simon joined Matrix in November 2013 having previously worked at Tooks Chambers and Garden Court prior to that.

In his spare time his young daughter keeps him very busy, otherwise he enjoys socialising, travel and DIY.

Frankie Penton, Practice Assistant
Contact:
frankiepenton@matrixlaw.co.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)20 7611 9399

Frankie joined Matrix in June 2012. Frankie previously worked at 4 New Square, Radcliffe Chambers and Wilberforce Chambers. Frankie assists Jason, Zoe, Ria, Liz and Simon with the day to day management and development of the members’ practices within Team X. Frankie is a member of the Institute of Barristers Clerks.

In 2014 Frankie was awarded the John Carter Memorial Award/Student of the Year after completing the IBC BTEC in Clerking and Administration.