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‘Members here are consistently instructed in some of the most complex and significant cases, and are viewed as embodying all-round quality from top to bottom.’Chambers and Partners 2014
Chris Buttler

Contact: chrisbuttler@matrixlaw.co.uk Practice Manager: jasonhousden@matrixlaw.co.uk

Chris Buttler practises in all areas of public and human rights law and is ranked as a leading junior in those fields. Chambers & Partners 2014 describe him as: “incredibly bright and a very measured advocate”, “knows what he’s doing inside out. His drafting is excellent and he’s very good on his feet”, “a very effective advocate. He takes the best points and can hold the interest of a court” and “very sharp, intelligent, versatile and determined”. Chris is on the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s Panel.

The bulk of his practice is judicial review and claims under the Human Rights Act 1998. He has experience of a wide range of subject matters, including community care, false imprisonment, mental health and mental capacity, health care, education, children’s services, housing and homelessness, planning and environmental challenges, equality duties, social welfare and immigration and asylum. For example, he recently acted in test cases on the detention of victims of torture, criminal injuries compensation, police misconduct proceedings, direct social care payments, the treatment of dangerous prisoners, safeguarding victims of human trafficking, and the best interests of child asylum seekers.

Chris accepts instructions under the Bar Council Standard Contractual Terms, details of which can be found here.

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