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 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.
Before joining Matrix Shams was an Assessor at Parking on Private Land Appeals, where he adjudicated parking law cases. He also worked as a Legal Caseworker at Notting Hill Housing, where he managed litigation for the Trust’s social housing in Kensington and Chelsea and appeared in the County Courts. Shams has a degree in Theology from the University of Oxford and a degree in Law from King’s College London.
Becky has come to Matrix from working at Citizens Advice Camden where she worked on the Macmillan Outreach Project and prepared social security claim and appeal submissions. Becky recently graduated with a law degree from the London School of Economics, and whilst there she spent time doing an internship with the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants where she supported solicitors in compiling cases and researching countries of origin.