Samantha Knights > Matrix Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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

Position

Barrister specialising in immigration and asylum, civil liberties, administrative and public law and commercial litigation including arbitration. Recent and important cases include: Al Sirri/DD (Afghanistan) v SSHD, UKSC (exclusion under Refugee Convention); NS v SSHD, CJEU (Dublin Regulation transfers and EU charter); Le Geyt v UK, ECtHR (no separate provision for female juvenile offenders in Jersey); SFO v Al Zayat, CA (Crim) (proceeds of crime); Rottenberg v LB Hackney, Div Ct (noise nuisance and Art. 9 ECHR).

Career

Called 1996; Lincoln’s Inn.

Languages

Working knowledge of French; basic Russian.

Memberships

Bar Human Rights Committee; Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association.

Education

Somerville College, Oxford (1993 BA Hons); City University, London (1994 CPE); London School of Economics (2004 LLM).