Hugh Southey QC of Matrix Chambers, specialises in public law in a wide range of fields including human rights, prison law, inquests, crime, extradition, mental health, terrorism (including TPIMs and the Special Immigration Appeals Commission), immigration, discrimination and elections. Hugh litigates public law and human rights arguments both in judicial review proceedings and civil claims. Hugh also appears regularly in criminal appeals. Hugh’s human rights practice has expanded so that it includes a number of cases regarding privacy.
Hugh is listed as a leading practitioner in both Chambers and Partners (in which he is listed in 5 areas) and Legal 500 (in which he is listed in 2 areas).