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Karon Monaghan QC is an advocate at Matrix Law which is a barristers' chambers located in London and Geneva. They are a group of independent and specialist lawyers who work in a wide range of areas of law. We work throughout the UK and have extensive experience internationally. Karon Monaghan QC practises principally in the fields of equality and discrimination law, human rights and EU law. Her work spans the fields of employment law, civil actions, judicial review and inquests. She has appeared in numerous cases at appellate level, including in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court and (on references under Art 267, TFEU) in the CJEU.

She also undertakes advisory work for public bodies and NGOs. Karon Monaghan QC is an A-Panel member of the Equality and Human Rights Commission's Panel of Preferred Counsel. Karon acted as Special Adviser to the House of Commons Business, Innovation and Skills Committee for their Inquiry on Women in the Workplace (2013-14). She also acted as adviser to the Government's Women and Equality Unit on the "Discrimination Law Review" (2006) which led to the Equality Act 2010. She was Special Adviser to the Treasury Select Committee for their Inquiry on Women in the City (2009/10). She was appointed by the Commission for the Compact to undertake an independent legal analysis and review of the Compact's BME Code (2008) and she was a member of the Fawcett Society's Commission on Women in the Criminal Justice System (2003-9).

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