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UK Bar Guide
Individual Profile

Matthew Holdcroft

Serjeants' Inn Chambers - London

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  • Serjeants’ Inn Chambers
  • London, Greater London, UK
  • EC4Y 1AE

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Practice Areas

Public law, tortious actions, discipline and regulatory work and human rights. Matthew’s practice includes work for both public authorities and private clients. Recent high profile work includes the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, the Undercover Policing Inquiry, and the Hillsborough Inquests. Matthew’s advisory work covers a wide range of areas from safety and security of nuclear installations, fatal accidents, shootings, police actions (all aspects), personal injury litigation and regulatory and disciplinary investigations and hearings. Recent public law cases include, R (Ackercay) v CC of West Yorkshire Police [2017] EWHC 159 (Admin), R (Yavuz) v CC of West Yorkshire police [2016] EWHC 2054 (Admin), CXS v CC of Hampshire Police [2016] EWHC 848 (QB), R (CC of West Yorkshire) v IPCC [2014] EWCA Civ 1367, R (Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis) v Police Appeals Tribunal [2013] EWHC 1684 (Admin), R (Lee) v Chief Constable of Essex [2012] EWHC 283 (Admin) and L v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis and the Secretary of State for the Home Department and Liberty [2009] UKSC 3.

Professional Memberships



Called to the Bar in 1998


Matthew regularly writes articles for a number of publications and lectures on all areas and aspects of his practice