In-house Barrister, Luqmani Thompson & Partners
Matthew Moriarty joined Luqmani Thompson & Partners in September 2015, as an in-house barrister. He is accredited under the Law Society’s Asylum and Immigration Scheme and is delighted to be able to advise and represent clients on a diverse range of issues and advocate for them at appeal hearings.
Matthew previously worked at the AIRE Centre for three years, where he was the barrister and legal project manager on some challenging and highly successful legal projects, including their domestic violence and human trafficking project, the Strategic Litigation Project and the EPIM Invisible Migrants Project. He was junior counsel for the AIRE Centre’s intervention before the Court of Justice of the European Union in the landmark case of Saint Prix and has also acted as junior counsel in their recent interventions before the Upper Tribunal, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. He regularly represented AIRE Centre clients as counsel in complex appeal hearings and also worked on applications to the ECHR. He maintains a particular interest in the rights of victims of human trafficking.
After completing his Masters in Law at Kings College, London, Matthew volunteered for the Kurdish Human Rights Project. His other work has included spending two years as an OISC level 2 accredited Caseworker at Refugee and Migrant Justice [RMJ], representing clients in their asylum, immigration and deportation applications and appeals. Matthew was called to the Bar in 2010 and completed his pupillage at Tooks Chambers, where he worked on a range of cases, including criminal defence and human rights.