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Matrix Chambers silk Heather Rogers QC is leaving the set to join Doughty Street Chambers.
Rogers, who took silk in 2006, specialises in media and privacy issues, acting both in a claimant and defendant capacity for newspapers. In 2003 she acted for BBC journalist Andrew Gilligan after he reported that Labour had ‘sexed up’ a dossier on Iraqi weapons of mass destruction. His report culminated in a judicial inquiry headed by Lord Hutton.
Doughty Street director Robin Jackson said Rogers was moving sets because she was keen to diversify her practice area.
“We have the opportunity to provide Heather with a new direction within the media practice,” he said. “She also wants to diversify a little into public law and we have a burgeoning international practice.”
The move comes a week after Brick Court lured retiring Law Lord, Lord Hoffmann as a door tenant. Hoffmann will join the set as an arbitrator and will also handle mediation work.
Matrix also brought four new members on board in November (The Lawyer, 24 November).