Matthew Purchase - Matrix Chambers
Matthew Purchase
Areas of practice:
  • Employment Law
  • Human Rights, Civil Liberties & Public Law
  • Education & Schools
Matrix Chambers

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Mathew’s practice includes all aspects of employment law, discrimination law, public law and human rights and civil liberties. He is on the Attorney General’s B Panel and is a member of the Bar Pro Bono Unit and ELAAS. Matthew is recommended in Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500 and described as: "just superb - smooth, engaging and perfectly pitched" (C&P, 2011/12), and "responsive, sensible, effective, incisive and clear" (Legal 500, 2009/10).

Mathew has broad experience in public law and human rights, including community care, education, housing and civil actions against the police, from early advisory work to judicial review. Mathew has a strong interest in all aspects of education law and acts for parents/children, local authorities and schools at all levels.

Mathew has a busy and varied employment law practice, acting for individual claimants, employers, and trade unions. He regularly appears before the Employment Appeal Tribunal and has made several appearances before the Court of Appeal, generally unled. Significant cases include Eweida v British Airways (CA, religious discrimination), Igen v Wong, and others (CA, burden of proof in discrimination claims) and M&P Steelcraft v Ellis (EAT, employment status of prisoner).

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