Matrix Chambers

Criminal Practitioners Recruitment

Criminal Practitioners

Matrix’s crime team are looking to recruit outstanding criminal practitioners, both at silk and junior (5 years+) level.

The Matrix crime team has an exceptional reputation at all levels of seniority and has real strength in depth. We have a diverse blend of exciting and rewarding work across all areas of criminal law including general crime, financial crime/criminal fraud, POCA, regulatory investigations, extradition, and international crime. As we approach our 20th anniversary next year, the team is looking to expand substantially and applications at all levels are encouraged from candidates with strong and sustainable criminal practices

Individual and group applications are welcome but each applicant must be of exceptional ability. Applicants with pure criminal trial practices are welcome; as are those with skills that complement other related areas, such as extradition; and those with areas into which Matrix can expand further.

This an exciting opportunity to join a friendly, busy and successful team. Matrix's core values are at the heart of everything we do and successful candidates will need to demonstrate support of these. Please see our core values here.

Interested? What Now?

Applicants are asked to send their CV to Lindsay Clarke at along with a covering letter outlining their aspirations for future practice, their reasons for applying to Matrix and a demonstration of their commitment to Matrix’s Core Values.

All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Potential applicants who wish to discuss their application in confidence may contact the Crime Group Co-Ordinator, Alex Bailin QC ( or the Chief Executive, Rachel Holmes (


Deadline for receipt of applications: 5.00pm on Friday 21st June 2019 

Interviews: Within the first three weeks of July 2019

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, people of minority ethnic origin, people with disabilities and LGBT+ candidates, as well as candidates from other groups which are underrepresented in the legal sector. We will make reasonable adjustments to enable disabled candidates to demonstrate their suitability for the position.