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Leading Silks

Richard Price KC – 4-5 Gray's Inn Square ‘His experience and expertise are second to none in this practice area.’
Gavin Millar KC – Matrix Chambers 'An excellent advocate.'
Timothy Straker KC – 4-5 Gray's Inn Square 'Good subject knowledge and experience, as well as strategic nous.’
Helen Mountfield KCMatrix Chambers Exceptionally smart, very knowledgeable and has excellent judgement.’ 

Leading Juniors

Tom Tabori – 39 Essex Chambers ‘He provides very clear and succinct advice.’
Sarah Sackman – Matrix Chambers ‘Sarah is a strong advocate with a wide range of experience across this and other areas of public law.’
Vivienne Sedgley4-5 Gray's Inn SquareGreat attention to detail and quick understanding of the sensitivities of the case.’

Elections in London Bar

Matrix Chambers

Clients single out Matrix Chambers as ‘a market leader for election law with a highly respected election law team.’ Sarah Sackman, who joined in August 2021, has further strengthened the team’s prowess in this area. Sackman is often instructed in the most high profile election law cases including R (Coughlan) v Minister for the Cabinet Office,  the Supreme Court challenge to Voter ID requirements. Sarah Hannett KC, who has a particular specialism in cases that involve equality law, has also been involved in many high profile cases such as the EHRC investigation into antisemitism in the Labour Party. Experienced election law practitioner Gavin Millar KC also acted in special case before the High Court following an election miscount in the Banbury Ruscote division of Oxfordshire.



‘Matrix is a market leader for election law with a highly respected election law team.’      

4-5 Gray's Inn Square

In the area of election law, 4-5 Gray's Inn Square ‘offers strength in depth‘ in both contentious and non contentious work. Many barristers are retained by returning officers at local elections and at general elections. Having ‘established a recognised practice in election lawVivienne Sedgley was retained to advise returning officers at the Greater London Authority for the May 2021 elections. Timothy Straker KC recently acted for the London Borough of Newham against campaigners who attempted to replace its elected mayor system with a council leader and cabinet structure.



‘A wide range of work which enables individual practices to draw on broad experience; a high level of collegiality.’

‘One of very few chambers with a depth of experience in election law.’


‘The clerk’s room is knowledgeable and approachable.’

‘The clerks are always helpful and accommodating. Stephen Sommerville provides an excellent service to clients.’