matrix_logoMatrix Chambers has announced that Anthony Hudson, Guy Vassall-Adams and Ben Silverstone are joining its Media and Information Group. All three practice in media law.  They are joining from Doughty Street Chambers, and will commence practice at Matrix on 11 November 2013.

Anthony HudsonAnthony Hudson was called in 1996; his principal area of practice is defamation and media law with a particular interest in freedom of expression and privacy. Anthony is described by Chambers & Partners 2014 as “a highly praised and sought after defamation junior”.  Anthony continues to act for the publishers of the News of the World in litigation surrounding alleged phone hacking by journalists.

9303_1049756Guy Vassall-Adams was called in 2000 and also specialises in media law and defamation. He has appeared in many of the leading open justice cases in recent years and is regularly called upon by national media to act in the most high profile and sensitive cases. Chambers & Partners 2014 describe Guy as “a fluent and persuasive advocate.”

Ben SilverstoneBen Silverstone was called in 2009 and specialises in media law and in public law, particularly in the fields of community care and education. Ben is described by Chambers & Partners 2014 as “a young junior who has quickly made a name for himself.

Hugh Tomlinson QC, the Matrix Media and Information Group co-ordinator said

“We are delighted that Anthony, Guy and Ben will be joining us. They will provide further strength and depth to the Media and Information Group which now includes four silks and eight juniors and can cover the full range of media and information work”

More information about the Matrix Media and Information Group can be found on the Matrix website.