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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 > Administrative and public law (including elections)

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Blinne Ní GhrálaighMatrix ChambersBlinne is a brilliant lawyer. She has a great understanding of public law and how to best use it to her client’s advantage. Her written advocacy is extremely persuasive. She works very hard and will know a case inside and out. She is one of the best juniors I have ever worked with.

London Bar > Public international law

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 1

Blinne Ní GhrálaighMatrix ChambersA fiercely intelligent barrister.

Matrix Chambers is an ‘excellent chambers for State-to-State public international law disputes‘ and members such as Zachary Douglas QC are also noted for their strong expertise in investment treaty claims. Clients commend the ‘very professional and well-run‘ set and its ‘highly engaged and accommodating clerks‘. It retains a strong stable of PIL specialists working at the intersection of commercial and public law. Highlights include Blinne Ní Ghrálaigh‘s advice to the Republic of Macedonia regarding its treaty negotiations with Greece. Philippe Sands QC also led Jessica Jones in The Gambia v Myanmar before the ICJ.

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Blinne Ní GhrálaighMatrix ChambersShe has a brilliant mind, and can handle the most challenging of clients.

Matrix Chambers ‘is an excellent set‘, housing a team of ‘incredibly bright barristers‘. Clare Montgomery QC and protest law specialist Blinne Ní Ghrálaigh are representing all members of the “Stansted 15”, a group of activists who were convicted of an aviation security offence for breaking into Stansted airport and chaining themselves to a Boeing 767 to halt a deportation charter flight; the group were granted permission to appeal their convictions in August 2019. Richard Whittam QC has joined from 2 Bedford Row.

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

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Blinne Ni GhralaighMatrix ChambersBlinne is a brilliant lawyer. She is an expert in human rights and protest law and has an encyclopedic knowledge of the law. Her written advocacy is very persuasive. She has been involved in many cutting-edge cases involving protest law issues.