Matrix Chambers

Public Law Practitioners

Matrix’s public law team are looking to recruit outstanding junior practitioners with 6+ years of experience who are building a successful practice in public law. We are looking for barristers who have experience in at least one of the following specialisms:

  • Judicial Review
  • Civil Liberties challenges
  • Competition
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health and social care
  • Immigration
  • Inquests and Police actions

The public law team has an outstanding reputation in all areas of public law and our members are frequently involved in high profile and complex cases. Public law is at the heart of Matrix and due to the wide-ranging nature of Matrix’s practice areas, we are able draw upon expertise from members across multiple areas of law.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a friendly, busy and highly successful team. We are looking for candidates who are passionate about their work and are able to demonstrate that they meet the following criteria:

  • Outstanding advocacy skills;
  • Provides excellent client care;
  • Committed to business development and highly skilled at building relationships, networking and maintaining a client base;
  • Able to manage time effectively to meet deadlines and balance work/personal life;
  • Committed to social responsibility at the Bar; and
  • Passion for the law and public service.

Matrix’s Core Values are at the heart of everything that we do, and successful candidates will need to demonstrate support of these in their work and professional relationships. Please see our core values here.

Interested? What Now?

Applicants are asked to send their CV to Lindsay Clarke at recruitment@matrixlaw.co.uk along with a completed covering form outlining their aspirations for future practice, their reasons for applying to Matrix and a demonstration of how they meet the above criteria. The covering form can be found online or requested from Lindsay Clarke if required in an alternative format. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Potential applicants who wish to discuss their application may contact, in confidence, the Public Law team co-ordinators, Chris Buttler QC [chrisbuttler@matrixlaw.co.uk] or Sarah Hannett QC [sarahhannett@matrixlaw.co.uk] or Senior Practice Manager Elizabeth Bousher [elizabethbousher@matrixlaw.co.uk]

Please note that due to current social distancing restrictions as a result of Covid-19, interviews may be conducted via video-link.

Positive Action Statement

Matrix strives to be an equal opportunities employer and is committed to diversity amongst its staff and members, including supporting flexible working. We therefore encourage and welcome applications from women, Black, Asian and minority ethnic individuals, disabled people, neurodiverse candidates and those who are LGBT+, as well as candidates from other groups which are underrepresented in the legal sector. We will make reasonable adjustments to enable disabled or neurodiverse candidates (including where a mental health issue is classified as a disability) to demonstrate their suitability for the position.

Tie-Break Provision

Matrix has identified that the number of barristers who are Black and/or women is disproportionately low in Matrix/at the Bar and in the event that two candidates for this position are equally qualified, a tie-break provision (whereby preference may be given to candidates on the basis of the protected characteristics of sex and/or colour) may be applied if appropriate.


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