He has assisted in a number of ground breaking Cyber Law cases. Matthew Richardson’s broad practice of general common law focuses specifically on high-tech law, in IP, commercial and cyber-crime, public law and consumer credit. These included Mr Doherty, and other high profile figures such as Janet Alder and Bernadette Major. Contact us at our London Chambers for more information. He has extensive trial experience and is retained for urgent applications involving injunctive relief and suppression orders. Following partial release of information by the IPCC that I requested under the Freedom of Information Act at the conclusion of the case (click here), it is now apparent that the amount of money lost by the end of the March hearing was nearer to £50,000 than my lawyers’ estimate of £25,000. Henderson Chambers has resumed a physical staffing presence in chambers effective Monday 14 September and will be open from 9:00am to 6:00pm. We have a strong reputation in commercial, media and regulatory litigation. The […] Matthew D. Richardson graduated from George Washington University Law School in 1983, with honors, after completing 5 years as an officer in the U.S. Army. Unauthorised use or reproduction of the material contained in this article, without permission from the author, is strictly prohibited. Temple © Neil Wilby 2015-2016. Eventually, the statements of two of the three claimants were emailed to my lawyers less than two weeks before the trial was listed to be heard (7th December 2015) and more than six months after they were directed to do so by Mr Justice Warby. 153 Phillip is a leading set of barristers based in Sydney. Mr Hall of Cohen Cramer and both the IPCC’s press office and their Chief Executive, Lesley Longstone, were all approached for comment on this article prior to publication. Which was not at all unexpected, given the way they had been torn apart by the defence evidence. From September 2014, until the matter was settled in December 2015, I was the subject of a High Court action, brought and funded by the IPCC, in which it was alleged that I harassed three of its employees. Covid-19 Briefing Note by Noel Dilworth, Angus Withington, Adam Heppinstall, Jonathan Lewis and Matthew Richardson. Melania Trump, Her Husband and US Defamation Law (June 2017), A Shot in the Arm for the Defence of Contextual Truth as Attention Turns to Particulars of Justification, (February 2017), Seminar given at UNSW, 153 Phillip celebrates two new Silk Appointments in 2020, The Defence of Contextual Truth and Hore Lacy: Struggling but Still Standing (March 2015). +61 2 9132 5716 It is assumed that Mr Hawkins, given both his working proximity to Ms Longstone and also the tone and content of the letter in his name, would have also been supporting the IPCC’s action against me and the funding of it. Matthew Richardson Matthew is a family law specialist barrister mediator practising from Coram Chambers, London and is able to assist with all family law issues in mediation. Mobile: 07876 215584 (out of hours) The legal proceedings against me were issued, on behalf of the IPCC, by a Leeds firm of solicitors, Cohen Cramer. No pre-action protocol was followed by Cohen Cramer, and the IPCC, in respect of the appearance of the new claimant in the claim, which set the tone for a number of later breaches of Civil Procedure Rules (CPR). The final settlement of the claim was in terms very favourable to me. Matthew has a general interest in IT and Hi-Tech Law. Matthew is a world acknowledged expert in the field of Cyber-Crime, he has advised several governments on the design of their legislative frame work and has lectured globally on the subject. Public Law Children Matthew H. Richardson,a Fayetteville, North Carolina (NC) Lawyer, Attorney - Personal Injury, Criminal Defense, Traffic Violations Matthew is a world acknowledged expert in the field of Cyber-Crime, he has advised several governments on the design of their legislative frame work and has lectured globally on the subject. ... 153 Phillip is a leading set of barristers based in Sydney. Suffice to say, such a device never existed. Another high profile victim of Miss Slater’s unethical approach to her professional calling, Lincolnshire businessman Mr Stuart Brown, reported on his weblog that she had been dismissed by Cohen Cramer at the end of January 2015 (read more here), a claim the law firm denies. Barristers regulated by the Bar Standards Board. The libel allegations that were an earlier feature of the IPCC’s pleadings – and also referenced in a letter openly published on the internet (click here) by their now departed Chief Operating Officer, Nick Hawkins (pictured below) – had now inexplicably disappeared. After the case management hearing, new particulars of claim were duly issued by the IPCC’s lawyers, but were met with a robust defence drafted by my own counsel. Regulated by the Bar Standards Board    Privacy Policy  |  Policies, New Court Chambers is a London based family law chambers. My counsel, Mr Ian Brownhill, persuaded the judge to transfer the case to Leeds High Court – against the strong protest of the IPCC’s lawyers – which was much more local for myself, all three claimants, most of the other witnesses and Cohen Cramer. In 2013 the Home Affairs Select Committee said the IPCC was ‘not fit for purpose’ as the so-called police watchdog. ... What barristers love and loathe about their instructing solicitors; Herbert Smith Freehills data causes controversy at class action inquiry I was determined to go to trial and have the matters raised in evidence fully ventilated in open court. An odd choice for a Home Office funded Commission, given a Solicitors Regulation Authority finding which condemned both the law firm and one of its senior partners, Mr Michael McDonnell, for unlawfully conducting litigation (read more here). At a case management hearing before Mr Justice Warby at the Royal Courts of Justice in March 2015, the IPCC, their lay claimants and their lawyers did not fare well. By this time, Miss Slater had been replaced by a Cohen Cramer partner, Mr David Hall. Matthew Richardson’s broad practice of general common law focuses specifically on high-tech law, in IP, commercial and cyber-crime, public law and consumer credit. All rights reserved. Similarly, for anyone who has had dealings of any length with the IPCC, there was the familiar ducking and diving over disclosure. I was in court to hear this particular application in my capacity as a reporter. But my legal team and I waited, and waited, and waited, for the third statements to be filed at court and served on me. Matthew is responsible for several advancements in IT law including the first injunctions served by Twitter and mobile phone and the first injunction to prevent the use of an illegal bit-torrent. Email: clerks@hendersonchambers.co.uk. Hussein Elachkar Associate member. He has assisted in a number of ground breaking Cyber Law cases. This website is using cookies to create a better browsing experience for you. His book Cyber Crime: Law and Practice, recently published Second Edition is the leading practitioner text in the field. Indeed, it was submitted by my defence team, in evidence, that Mr Doherty had more recorded interactions with the IPCC – many of them in adverse terms – than myself, yet the IPCC had pursued me through the courts, and not him. The findings of HHJ Richard Parkes at the interim hearing did not make good reading for me, my family, friends and fellow justice campaigning supporters and the Huddersfield Examiner made a meal of it the following day by publishing a salacious, gratuitously damaging article to which I have never been offered a right of reply. Society of Inner Temple, London. Determine the seriousness of complaints/issues which could range from late bar fees to more serious issues requiring disciplinary action.  richardson@153phillip.com.au. Many lay clients have commented on his engaged and informed manner. Or, confirmation given to me that such documentary evidence did not actually exist, so that my lawyers could apply for the claim could be struck out. Matthew has a general interest in IT and Hi-Tech Law. In any event, Mr Vassall-Adams subsequently returned the brief to the IPCC’s lawyers and was replaced by the third barrister to be acting in this increasingly vexed action, Mrs Sara Mansoori, who hails from the same Matrix International chambers. All rights reserved. I was prepared to have any articles in dispute put to the IPCC press office (or legal team) for comment, or objection, and amend them if they could show any of the facts underpinning the articles had no foundation. Covid-19 has, within the first half 2020, penetrated virtually all aspects of modern life. The eventual finding against Mr Hofschröer followed a ‘failed’ summary judgment application, heard before HHJ Mark Gosnell at Leeds County Court in November last year. We have a strong reputation in commercial, media and regulatory litigation. We recommend using In February 2008, over a hundred lawyers who specialise in handling police complaints resigned from its advisory body, citing various criticisms of the IPCC including a pattern of favouritism towards the police, indifference, rudeness towards complainants, and complaints and appeals being rejected in spite of apparently powerful evidence in their support. She acted for the claimant, who lost the case and had costs awarded against him (read more here). Your review must be at least 50 characters. Matthew has been involved in a number of high profile matters including large multi-party High Court matters and cases involving super-injunctions and anonymous parties. Recent matters include: 153 Phillip is a leading set of barristers based in Sydney. For our standard contractual terms click here. Shufqat Khan - Park Square Barristers ‘ Incisive and meticulous, with a commanding presence in court. Looting and burning on an unprecendented scale also spread to other major cities in the UK soon afterwards. Register and view . My response was similarly plain. Professional Insurance: All members of Chambers have professional liability insurance provided by the Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund Ltd. Territorial coverage is world-wide and subject to the term of the Bar Mutual. It was like a bad smell hanging over me. Our, As a Chambers, we pride ourselves on offering a consistent, professional and high quality service to our clients at all levels. Matthew is a world acknowledged expert in the field of Cyber-Crime, he has advised several governments on the design of their legislative frame work and has lectured globally on the subject. Incredibly, she denied that the IPCC was, in fact, footing the bill on behalf of their employees, despite the fact that her retained counsel, Mr Richardson, had openly confirmed to me before a witness, at the Royal Courts of Justice, that the police watchdog was financing the claim.