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Matrix Chambers

Matrix’s Crime Team are looking to recruit outstanding criminal trial advocates of 7-12 years’ call who would be interested in covering the diverse range of criminal work undertaken at Matrix.

Matrix’s Crime Team are looking to recruit outstanding criminal trial advocates of 7-12 years’ call who would be interested in covering the diverse range of criminal work undertaken at Matrix. Successful applicants are likely to have demonstrated significant experience in at least one of the following criminal practice areas:

  • Protest
  • Health & safety
  • Sanctions
  • Criminal JR
  • CCRC
  • Official secrets
  • Cybercrime
  • Terrorism
  • Prison law
  • Investigatory powers

The crime team has an outstanding reputation in all areas of criminal law and our members are frequently involved in high profile and complex cases. 

This is an exciting opportunity to join a 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 candidates will need to demonstrate support of these in their work and professional relationships. Please see our core values here. The successful candidate(s) will also be expected to demonstrate a commitment to active participation in Matrix life.

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 below 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 Crime Team Co-ordinator, Mark Summers KC (marksummers@matrixlaw.co.uk) or Senior Practice Manager Paul Venables (paulvenables@matrixlaw.co.uk).

The closing date for applications is 17:00 on Friday 11 August 2023.

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.

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