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Matrix Chambers

2 Pupillages
105 Tenants
4 Tenancies in last 3 years

Matrix specialises in a wide range of practice areas. We are committed to operating within an environment where diversity, accessibility and client care are championed.

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Head of chambers

Ms Phillippa Kaufmann KC

Matrix is a barristers’ chambers located in London, Geneva and Brussels. We are a collection of lawyers specialising in a wide range of practice areas throughout the UK and internationally. Described as “professional and forward thinking”, we are an approachable set that are proud of our record of innovation. Our core values govern the way we work and outline our commitment to operating within an environment where diversity, accessibility and client care are widely championed.

We have a multi-disciplinary approach with several members recognised as leading practitioners in Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500. Matrix acts for private and public clients and has particular expertise in over 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, private international law and sports law. Matrix has a strong international presence, acting in more than 114 countries for governments, international corporations, legal firms and individuals.

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 includes internal and external training, written and advocacy exercises and possible secondments. Matrix trainees do not generally take on oral advocacy in their own right until the last quarter.

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

Matrix offers up to two 12-month training places with an award of £50,000 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.

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Griffin Building, Gray's Inn, London, WC1R 5LN
Phone: 020 7404 3447
Email: [email protected]
Mini-pupillages: No
Minimum qualification: 2.1 degree