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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
Zoë Leventhal

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

Zoë practises in all areas of public law and human rights and is listed as a leading junior in these areas. She has particular expertise in social security and welfare benefits law, healthcare, mental health and mental capacity, local government, equalities duties, immigration, EU law, planning and environmental law. She is a member of the Attorney General’s ‘B’ Panel of Counsel, having previously been a member of the ‘C’ Panel (appointed 2007). She is described in the directories as showing “total dedication to the cases she is involved in” and being “extremely clear, concise and accurate on paper and in oral advocacy.”

Zoë is consistently instructed in high profile and complex cases both on her own and as a sought after junior. She is committed to working for all sides across her areas of practice and has a diverse range of clients including central government departments, local authorities and other public bodies as well as individuals, charities & NGOs and corporate entities.

Recent highlights include:

  • Acting for Rights of Women in their recent case establishing that the evidence requirements for victims of domestic violence to obtain legal aid in family cases were unlawful (Rights of Women v Lord Chancellor [2016] EWCA Civ 91; [2016] 1 W.L.R. 2543);
  • Acting for the National Aids Trust in their successful challenge to the NHS’s decision that it did not have the power to commission a new HIV prevention drug (National Aids Trust v NHS England & LGA [2016] EWCA Civ 1100; [2017] 1 W.L.R. 1477).
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