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Matrix Chambers
Matrix Chambers


Blinne is a human rights and international law expert with a broad criminal, civil and public law practice. She advises and acts for individuals, States, NGOs and other national and international bodies, appearing in domestic courts and before international courts and tribunals. Blinne is recommended as a leading junior in the legal directories, which describe her as an “exceptional lawyer” and a “stellar practitioner”, highlighting her “eagle eye” for issues and arguments, and the “passion” with which she approaches cases on behalf of her clients.

She is called to the Bars of Ireland, North and South, in addition to the Bar of England and Wales.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police)

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Blinne Ni GhralaighMatrix ChambersBlinne is an outstanding human rights lawyer; she is fiercely intelligent, passionate and has a strong sense of justice.

London Bar > Public international law

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 1

Blinne Ní GhrálaighMatrix ChambersFrighteningly clever. Tactically brilliant and able to look at something from so many different angles.

London Bar > Administrative and public law (including elections)

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Blinne Ní GhrálaighMatrix ChambersBlinne has a very detailed knowledge of administrative law principles and human rights case law, particularly in relation to protest activities. She is highly intelligent and quick to spot winning points in a case.

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Blinne Ní GhrálaighMatrix ChambersBlinne’s dedication, commitment and creative thinking are striking. She leaves no stone unturned in considering possible defences for her clients. She is a supremely clever, diligent and hard working barrister.

Matrix Chambers is home to a group of ‘highly talented criminal lawyers‘. In a prominent highlight for the set, Clare Montgomery QC and Blinne Ní Ghrálaigh successfully represented all members of the “Stansted 15”, a group of activists who were convicted of an aviation security offence after affixing themselves to a Boeing 767 to be used for a deportation flight, before the Court of Appeal, which quashed the convictions. In another matter, Ní Ghrálaigh acted for four anti-arms trade campaigners in an appeal in DPP v Ziegler before the Supreme Court, in which the Supreme Court reinstated the defendants’ initial acquittal of the charge of wilful obstruction of a highway after they attempted to disrupt deliveries to the DSEI defence industry trade show in London in 2017.