Matrix spreads its web over Hailsham barristers

Hailsham Chambers has lost a tranche of barristers to Matrix Chambers’ burgeoning competition practice.

The group of four EU/competition experts includes Professor Takis Tridimas, chair of a group established by the EU Council of Ministers to draft the accession treaty with the 10 new member states.

Also hailing from a strong academic background are new recruits Eleni Mitrophanous, a former law lecturer at Oxford University and John O’Flaherty, previously an economics tutor at Trinity College, Dublin.

Matrix’s haul also includes Kieron Beal, currently a member of one the Attorney General’s four panels of junior counsel, as is Mitrophanous.

In the past Matrix has swelled its numbers through taking on academics, stretching back to May 2001 when five practitioners joined the set from Kings’ College London and the London School of Economics among others.

The outflow of barristers to Matrix is a blow to Hailsham Chambers which, less than a year ago, saw Dr Michael Powers, a clinical negligence specialist join Clerksroom in Taunton while professional negligence specialist Mark Simpson moved to Fountain Court.