Mathew Purchase > Matrix Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Matrix Chambers
Matrix Chambers
GRIFFIN BUILDING, GRAY'S INN
LONDON
WC1R 5LN
England

Position

Mathew’s practice includes all aspects of public law, employment law, discrimination law, and human rights and civil liberties. He is on the Attorney General’s A Panel and is a member of the Bar Pro Bono Unit and ELAAS. Recent cases include: R (UNISON) v Lord Chancellor (SC, employment tribunal fees), Naeem v Secretry of State for Justice (SC, indirect discrinination), Vining v UNISON (CA, applicabiltiy of ECHR to police exceptions from employment rights), Trayhorn v Ministry of Justice (EAT, religious discrimination), R (Civil Nuclear Police Federation) v CNPA (QBD, public service pensions), Sparks v Department of Transport (CA, incorporation of terms), and R (Care North East Northumberland) v Northumberland County Council (CA, care home fees).

Mathew is an ADR Group Accredited Civil and Commercial Mediator.

Career

Called Lincoln’s Inn 2002; traineeship Matrix 2002; member Matrix 2003; Attorney General’s A Panel 2015; accredited mediator 2015.

Memberships

Administrative Law Bar Association; Employment Law Bar Association; Human Rights Lawyers Association; Employment Law Association.

Education

Dyffryn Comprehensive School, Port Talbot; St Anne’s College, Oxford (2000 MA Modern History First Class); City University (2001 CPE Distinction); ICSL (2002 BVC Outstanding).

Leisure

Music, piano, theatre, history.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Administrative and public law (including elections)

(2021 Silks) Ranked: Tier

Mathew Purchase QCMatrix ChambersHe is a bright and determined advocate.

London Bar > Employment

(2021 Silks) Ranked: Tier

Mathew Purchase QCMatrix ChambersSuper-bright and a first-rate counsel.

London Bar > Education

(2021 Silks) Ranked: Tier

Mathew Purchase QCMatrix ChambersVery intelligent, sympathetic and approachable.