Aidan O'Neill QC - Matrix Chambers
Aidan O'Neill QC
Areas of practice:
  • Employment Law
  • European Law
  • Human Rights, Civil Liberties & Public Law
  • Immigration and Asylum Law
Matrix Chambers

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Aidan is a leading EU lawyer, public, employment and human rights lawyer and wins considerable plaudits from clients and the legal press both south and north of the border.

His EU for UK Lawyers 2nd Ed. (published by Hart) Second has been described in one review as "a comprehensive and substantial work giving an overall view of the application of European Union law at the national level and clearly aimed at the busy UK legal professional who needs an accessible and authoritative reference close to hand".

Aidan has a significant profile in equality law and employment law issues, as well as a very strong practice in public law and judicial review. They say of him that he has an "[an] astonishing breadth of knowledge and a bravery to argue cutting edge points". (Legal 500 (2012))

The Chambers Guide (2012 edition) ranks him as a leading counsel in administrative and public law both at the London Bar and the Scottish Bar stating that:

"Instructing solicitors single out Aidan O'Neill QC as an 'incredibly hard worker'" and that "he has a strong interest in the inter-relationship between EU, domestic and human rights laws and enjoys an enviable reputation".

The same guide also rates him as a leading counsel at the London Bar in civil liberties and human rights stating "Dual qualified, he is a big name in both London and Edinburgh. He is a man who amazes solicitors both with his output and his in-depth knowledge of the ECHR". The Chambers Guide 2012 also lists him as a leading counsel in Scotland for employment matters, noting that "although perhaps best known for his stellar human rights work Aidan O'Neill QC has a significant employment law practice. He is a 'fantastic lawyer' who is particularly strong when dealing with employment cases that have a human rights element.”

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