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Description of chambers
Matrix was set up in 2000 in response to the changing face of the legal landscape at that time. We wanted to achieve a different working model from the traditional English barristers’ chambers and, at the time of our establishment, we were labelled “the future of the Bar”. We are proud of our record of innovation and our reputation as a profesional and approachable set. Our actions are guided by our core values, which outline our principles as an organisation and govern how we work. We operate within a modern environment where diversity, accessibility and client care are widely championed.
Areas of work
Our members have expertise in a range of practice areas within the UK and internationally. We have a multi-disciplinary approach with several members recognised as leading practitioners in Chambers & Partners and Legal 500. Matrix acts for private and public clients and has particular expertise in 29 international and domestic areas of law including commercial, competition, crime, data protection, defamation, discrimination, education, employment, environmental, extradition, fraud, freedom of information, human rights, immigration nationality and asylum, international arbitration, local government, public and administrative law, media, mutual assistance, prison, social welfare, and sports law. Matrix has a strong international presence, acting in more than 114 categories for governments, international corporations, legal firms and individuals. We have an office in Geneva and a dedicated brand for our international work, known as 'Matrix International'.
Who should apply
Matrix welcomes applications from exceptional candidates from all backgrounds. For further details, please see our traineeship brochure on the 'recruitment' page of our website.
Matrix offers up to two traineeships, both starting 1 October for 12 months. The 12-month training period is split roughly into quarters. The training committee tends to choose who will supervise in the first quarter while trainees are finding their feet, but trainees are consulted throughout on which areas of law they would be interested in covering. It is expected that trainees will experience the wide range of work covered at Matrix with seats in varied practice areas throughout the year. There is a scheduled programme of training that takes place throughout the year and includes internal and external training, written and advocacy exercises and secondments. Matrix trainees do not generally take on oral advocacy in their own right until the last quarter.
How and when to apply
Please check our website for information on how to apply for a traineeship.
We currently do not offer mini-pupillages, but for up-to-date information and details on opportunities available and how to apply please visit the 'recruitment' section of our website at www.matrixlaw.co.uk/recruitment.
Matrix offers up to two 12-month training places with an award of £40,000 and an additional £10,000 contribution during the BPTC year for applicants who are yet to undertake Bar finals. Any applicants who have already completed the BPTC year will still be entitled to the additional £10,000 contribution in the year prior to commencing traineeship.