Two founding members of Matrix Chambers have rejoined their former home, the set has announced. Nicholas Blake and Murray Hunt, who both helped form the chambers in 2000, have joined as associate members.
Blake was appointed a QC in 1994 and specialises in immigration, asylum and human rights law. He was the first chair of Matrix’s management committee. Hunt has been the legal adviser to the Parliament’s Joint Committee on Human Rights since March 2004 and is a visiting professor in human rights law at the University of Oxford.
Lindsay Scott, chief executive of Matrix, said: ‘We are delighted to welcome Nick and Murray back home and to be working with them again’.
In a separate development the chambers is seeking a new chief executive. An advertisement in The Times last week said the succesful candidate, who will be paid a six-figure salary, would have ’outstanding leadership, financial management, organisational and interpersonal skills’.
The chambers’ members include Ben Emmerson, who previously worked as senior counsel on the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse.