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 professional 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.
We have more than 80 members at Matrix, with varying years of call and areas of expertise. We have a multi-disciplinary approach with several members recognised as leading practitioners in Chambers & Partners and Legal 500.
Matrix has a strong international presence, acting in more than 114 countries 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’.
Since its foundation, Matrix has taken 33 trainees and we have offered membership to 24 individuals who have completed their traineeship with us. We have something fresh to offer and people have really begun to notice the difference. Matrix was recommended in the main legal directories last year in a total of 34 practice areas.
It is primarily the people, their approach and attitude that makes the atmosphere at Matrix different. Our bright contemporary offices; our commitment to quality of service and high-tech facilities; the friendly professionalism of our staff; and the lack of old-fashioned language, hierarchies and attitudes demonstrated by our members – all these elements make Matrix a really great place to train and to work.
Matrix is committed to providing a stimulating, balanced and comprehensive training schedule and offers 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.
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