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Bar shuffles: Matrix hires media silk Millar from Doughty Street

High-profile silk Gavin Millar QC is set to join Matrix Chambers from Doughty Street in a bid to enhance its media, employment and sports law teams.

Set to join tomorrow (3 December), Millar’s move has been announced just days after appearing at London’s High Court to represent The Sun in the controversial ‘Plebgate’ libel case between the tabloid newspaper and Andrew Mitchell, the former Tory chief whip.

Millar typically undertakes defamation, privacy, contempt and reporting restriction cases and acts for most of the UK major media organisations. Other recent case work includes representing the Telegraph Media Group at the Leveson Inquiry and acting for former News of the World investigator Glenn Mulcaire in the high-profile criminal phone-hacking litigation at the Old Bailey this year.

Matrix, which ranks tier one in business and regulatory crime and public international law in The Legal 500, also announced the appointment of prominent silk Nicholas Randall QC from Devereux Chambers last month, with the aim of building further in areas of employment, sports and pensions law.

The Bar has been particularly fluid of late, as evidenced last week by the hire of silk Steven Gee QC, who serves as the current head of Stone Chambers, to disputes boutique Joseph Hage Aaronson. Recent significant entrants includes Nicholas Fletcher QC, who has led Berwin Leighton Paisner’s international arbitration practice for five years, who resigned from the firm to join 4 New Square while Olswang arbitration chief Andrew Aglionby is also set to leave for the Bar.