Alison Macdonald QC is a barrister at Matrix Chambers, practising in public international law, international arbitration and criminal law. She regularly appears before both international and domestic courts and tribunals, acting for States, corporations and individuals, and is recognised by the leading directories for her work across international and domestic law. Current work includes representing Mauritius in the pending ICJ advisory opinion on the Chagos Archipelago.
Alison Macdonald QC looks at a recent case on whether the UK's international obligations permit it to co-operate with law enforcement authorities in a non-recognised State ...On February 21, 2017 / By Alison Macdonald QC
Where should the courts draw the line between supporting an arbitration and usurping the role of the arbitral tribunal? Alison Macdonald considers a recent case arising out of ...On February 6, 2017 / By Alison Macdonald QC
Yesterday the Supreme Court handed down, as its first three judgments of 2017, decisions in three cases which were long overdue (as we noted in our round-up of ...On January 18, 2017 / By Alison Macdonald QC
The blog is back from its seasonal break! Throughout January, as well as covering new developments we will be looking back at the key cases of 2016. This ...On January 9, 2017 / By Alison Macdonald QC
On Friday, the Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) announced a new inquiry on the Government’s proposed derogation from the ECHR. The proposal was announced in October at ...On December 20, 2016 / By Alison Macdonald QC
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