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Legal Support Service

The Legal Support Service is similar to an information department or paralegal team in a solicitors’ firm.

We provide research support to Matrix’s members – whether by finding legal information (cases, legislation, articles, reports etc), producing bundles of authorities for court, or carrying out more substantial research. We also collate daily current awareness bulletins, covering Matrix’s major areas of practice, manage Matrix’s intranet and extranets and administer the freelance research panel.

The Legal Support Service produce summaries of cases that Matrix members are involved in, which you can find on the Matrix Judgments & Commentary page.

Anthony Fairclough, Head of Legal Support Service
Contact:
anthonyfairclough@matrixlaw.co.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)20 7611 9345

Anthony is responsible for the development of our legal research support, library and online current awareness services, and manages Matrix's Legal Support Service. He joined Matrix in 2005 and was previously a technical writer on Halsbury’s Statutes of England and Wales. Before that, he worked as editor of the Revised Laws of the Falkland Islands and assistant to the Islands' Law Revision Commissioner.

Rachel Bale, Legal Support Officer
Contact:
RachelBale@matrixlaw.co.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)20 7404 3447

Rachel has come to Matrix after completing the BPTC in July 2018. Whilst there, she advised and represented clients with housing issues at County Court level. She has also volunteered for the Free Representation Unit, drafting legal submissions for her clients’ social security appeals. She has previously worked as a Research Assistant, whilst studying for her LLB in English and French Law at the University of Kent, and spent a month in Togo volunteering for a women and children’s human rights organisation.

Emily Campbell, Legal Support Officer
Contact:
EmilyCampbell@matrixlaw.co.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)20 7404 3447

Emily has come to Matrix after completing her Masters in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action at Sciences Po, Paris. She graduated in Law from King’s College London in 2017. She has previously worked in the International Criminal Court where she supported the Appeals Chamber in legal research and drafting judgments. She represented the UK at the G20 in Tokyo, is an editor of the Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights and volunteers with the United Nations to assist victims of sexual crimes.