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Matrix Chambers

Matrix Chambers “delivers excellence in all areas” to clients by building on its core values, which  include among others, a commitment to providing quality services, independent practitioners, innovation, and equal opportunities. 

The chambers features a “particularly impressive” collection of barristers specialising in labour and employment Law. Thomas Linden QC is “an outstanding professional”, whose practice comprises “the full range of work related disputes” having acted for “a wide spectrum of clients”. A particular area of his expertise is disputes involving directors’ duties where extraterritorial effects and conflict of laws issues arise. He is recommended by clients for his “close attention to detail” combined with a “strategic approach to complex matters”. Nicholas Randall QC impresses clients with his “exceptionally strong analytical skills”. His “eminent clientele” includes high-profile individuals, banks and other financial institutions, trade unions and blue-chip companies to whom he provides “exert advice”. They are joined by the “wonderful” Karon Monaghan QC who “consistently delivers for clients” and is described as “a very safe pair of hands”. She is renowned for her “thorough and imaginative approach” to clients’ most difficult problems

Matrix Chambers is also home to some top names in the media and entertainment law industry. Anthony Hudson QC has been involved in “some of the most significant recent cases” on defamation, privacy and open justice. With “a reputation for excellence and achievement in the industry”, he is praised for being “incredibly knowledgeable and articulate.” Gavin Millar QC is noted for his “exceptional level of technical skill” and “meticulous approach to complicated issues.” His “high-profile clients” include having represented and advised media outlets, journalists and politicians involved in both civil and criminal proceedings. The “extremely talented” Antony White QC joins them; his “impressive practice” comprises a special interest in and expertise of the developing law of privacy, and he is known for his “savvy approach” and “ability to work exceptionally well with clients”. His “broad knowledge base” is reflected by his additional listing in our telecommunications chapter.

A further two barristers are recognised in our telecommunications chapter, for their “outstanding contribution to the field”. Nicholas Gibson is “without doubt a top player”. With “commercial flair” and “the ability to keep the bigger picture in mind”, he is described as “the practitioner of choice” for clients. Gibson is also particularly noted for his “leading” competition work, achieving a second listing in this chapter. Similarly, the “excellent” Rhodri Thompson QC achieves a double listing in our telecommunications and competition chapters.  According to peers he is “particularly gifted”, praised for his “sound judgement and sharp mind” which has earned him “wide acclaim in the market”. 

They are joined by Christopher Brown, who is highlighted in our competition law chapter for his “outstanding” work in this field.  He is notable for his “tireless commitment and energy” when perusing a case, and clients particularly praise his “willingness to always go the extra mile for them.”

Andrew Bodnar is a further standout practitioner at the chambers with a double listing in both our civil fraud and investigations chapters, reflecting his “broad experience and expertise”. His “significant practice” focuses on asset recovery-related proceedings in insolvency and debt recovery, applications for freezing orders, search orders and contempt of court in support of such proceedings. He also “expertly advises” professional services firms and companies concerning obligations under anti-money laundering legislation and potential criminal liability arising from the acts both of employees and of third parties, as well as transnational internal investigations into concerns about corruption.

In addition Clare Montgomery QC is particularly highlighted by our research, as the only barrister in chambers to receive an impressive three listings across our fraud civil, fraud criminal and investigations chapters. She specialises in “dealing with the most demanding and difficult legal cases”, and has a “notable reputation” built on “an impressively strong track record of excellence”. Clients and peers describe her as “a force to be reckoned with in the court room”, whilst also praising her “excellent client manner”.

Our research highlights 36 leading barristers across nine different industry sectors as Matrix Chambers continues to provide a “top-quality service” to its clients, and maintain its position as a leading chambers at the UK bar.


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