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Anirudh Mathur

Anirudh Mathur

Call: 2017

Barrister

“Anirudh was rated very highly by the Judge in his judgment and really impressed the client. Through mastery of the detail he managed to win the claim despite the odds against us.”

“Terrific with my clients. Handled the case and the court with aplomb.”

Anirudh Mathur

“Anirudh was rated very highly by the Judge in his judgment and really impressed the client. Through mastery of the detail he managed to win the claim despite the odds against us.”

“Terrific with my clients. Handled the case and the court with aplomb.”

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Anirudh has a broad practice across commercial, employment and discrimination, international, public and human rights, and sports law. His instructions often have an international element and raise issues overlapping practice areas, for example business and human rights cases. He currently acts for a wide range of clients, ranging from vulnerable individuals to high net worth commercial parties. He has worked on cases before domestic Tribunals, the High Court, the Court of Appeal and the European Court of Human Rights.

A snapshot of current and significant instructions include:

  • Acting for the Claimants (over 1,500 Brazilian orange farmers) in Viegas and Sanches & Ors v Cutrale & Ors (junior counsel led by James Flynn KC and James Ramsden KC). This business and human rights case is a claim for competition damages under Brazilian law, arising from anti-competitive activities by orange juice producers. The Claimants successfully established jurisdiction against two orange juice tycoons. The case continues.
  • Acting as part of the Claimants’ core team in Mariana v BHP (junior counsel). This multi-billion pound business and human rights case arises from the collapse of the Fundão Dam in Brazil. The Claimants range from individuals to large companies to indigenous groups. It is one of The Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases for 2020. It is currently at the jurisdiction stage, on appeal to the Court of Appeal.
  • Acting for and advising refugee claimants in successful interim measures applications against Greece, made to the European Court of Human Rights (pro bono as sole counsel).
  • Acting for a high net worth commercial party in a civil fraud claim (as junior counsel).
  • Numerous multi-day Employment Tribunal hearings and trials, with a particular focus on discrimination and whistleblowing claims (as sole counsel). Examples include successfully defending a Respondent company, following a multi-week trial, from claims for unfair dismissal and disability discrimination.

Prior to pupillage Anirudh:

  • Argued pro bono for an Indian anti-corruption NGO in hearings against mineral miners, before a Committee comprising retired Indian Supreme Court Justices (prior to pupillage, unled). Anirudh argued against two top-tier Indian Silks over 5 days of hearings. The Committee commended his advocacy.
  • Assisted on a number of landmark cases before the Indian Courts. These include the ‘Rohingya case,’ challenging the proposed deportation of India’s Rohingya refugees. Anirudh has continued to provide pro bono international law advice on this matter.
  • Worked as a legal researcher for a UN Human Rights Council body investigating human rights violations.
  • Worked at a legal aid centre for refugees in Lesvos, Greece.

He graduated top of his year in his master’s degree at LSE, and in the GDL at City University. As an undergraduate he read PPE at Oxford University, winning a number of prizes for academic performance.

Commercial

Employment & Discrimination

Sports

International Law

Public Law and Human Rights

Education, Prizes & Other

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