About The Set
One of the biggest name sets at the bar, Matrix is never far from the news thanks to its leading human rights practice and roster of big name silks. Within the legal profession, Matrix is famous for its progressive approach – note that it refrains from using traditional bar terminology such as ‘pupillage’, opting instead for the more easily understood ‘traineeship’, and lists its barristers in alphabetical order rather than by number of years’ qualified. Although you need to be academically excellent to train here, Matrix actively encourages applications from students from a wide-range of backgrounds and universities.
While best known for human rights, Matrix has a wide range of expertise within chambers, including in commercial, employment and EU law. Currently the set is using its expertise in the former area to put itself at the forefront of the discussion around the UK’s vote to leave the European Union. To this end it has launched a Brexit Hub featuring a host of articles by its barristers about the implications of the vote.