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Practice Team T

Team T, led by Paul Venables, provide administrative support and assistance to members working in a number of areas.

Team T look after the following areas:

Team T 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 ongoing cases, court listings, arbitration and mediation facilities, meeting and client conference bookings, and updating our client relationship management system.

You can contact Team T through the following email address:

Paul Venables, Senior Practice Manager
+44 (0)20 7611 9405

Paul works closely with Jason Housden, our Practice Director to manage and develop our practice staff. Paul also manages the barristers in Matrix’s criminal and international law teams. With Jason and Matrix’s other practice managers, he aims to build and maintain excellent working relationships with our clients wherever they are in the world, whether they are law firms, corporations, financial institutions, Governments or individuals. He is knowledgeable about what Matrix’s barristers do, and is especially adept at building the right barrister team to best deal with the complex, multi-disciplinary cases that Matrix excel at. He travels widely to meet clients to tell them what Matrix can offer.

To see Paul's profile in full, please see here.

Rhian Hiscocks, Practice Manager
+44 (0)20 7611 9325

Rhian joined Matrix in January 2019, having previously managed the commercial law team at Hardwicke Chambers.

Rhian is responsible for the management and development of the practices of Matrix’s members specialising in international arbitration, financial crime, extradition and public international law.

She has a degree in Performing Arts and when not at Matrix, enjoys playing the Harp and visiting family in Wales.

Matt Leitch, Practice Manager
+44 (0)20 7611 9386

Matt is currently on paternity leave. For all enquires, please contact

Matt re-joined Matrix in June 2017, having worked with us previously from 2006-2014 on Practice Team M.

During his time away from Matrix, Matt worked for a high-profile family. This varied role included managing the practice of a QC practising independently in international arbitration and mediation – as well as handling business and philanthropic relationships, and extensive overseas travel.

Matt has now returned to Team T to assist our Senior Practice Manager with the running of the team; his role includes diary management, business development, dealing with incoming enquiries from clients, and fee negotiations.

Outside of Matrix, Matt spends his time travelling, keeping fit and enjoying a good box set!

Carla Stammers, Practice Manager
+44 (0)20 7611 9311

Carla has been clerking since 1997 and joined Matrix in 2000. Carla's role at Matrix is to assist the Senior Practice Manager and aid smooth running of the team in his absence. This includes fees negotiation, diary management, liaising with instructing solicitors with regard to existing and new cases, and generally giving guidance to more junior members of the team.

Carla joined Team T in January 2013, previously a member of Team M at Matrix and works part-time Wednesdays-Fridays. Carla lives in Beckenham with her husband and three boys who keep her very busy. In her spare time Carla loves reading and trips to the theatre.

Steve Willey, Assistant Practice Manager
+44 (0)20 7611 9403

Steve joined Matrix in October 2014 to pursue a new career within barristers' chambers.

Steve is married and enjoys spending time with his family. He enjoys all sport and is a fan of Fulham FC.

Steve is also one of our Mental Health First Aiders.