Matthew Jury is the Managing and a Founding Partner of McCue & Partners and is licensed to practice as both a solicitor of England and Wales and attorney-at-law (New York).
In 2013, he was shortlisted for the Law Society of England & Wales’ Solicitor of the Year for his contribution to public-interest law and human rights. He is a member of the Law Society’s Civil Justice Committee.
Matthew is an expert in public international law, domestic and international human rights law, litigation (counter-terrorism and multi-jurisdictional), and campaign management and has a wide-ranging academic background in international humanitarian law and its frameworks, constitutional law and practice, and criminal justice. He has extensive experience in the management and gathering of complex evidence as well as practical hands-on knowledge of innocence and mitigation investigation.
He has repeatedly received praise from the Legal 500, including for his ‘amazing international knowledge’, and was named a Times’ ‘Lawyer of the Week’ for his carriage of Breslin & Ors v Murphy & Daly, the successful civil retrial of two members of the Real IRA for the 1998 bombing of Omagh in the Belfast High Court. Matthew’s clients include hundreds of victims of terrorism worldwide and he has represented them in a number of groundbreaking civil prosecutions against the perpetrators, supporters and financiers of global terrorism, including the Real IRA, HAMAS and Muammar Gaddafi.
Matthew formerly worked representing death row inmates in Virginia and South Carolina, US, and has advised and represented a number of political prisoners and UK citizens detained overseas in circumstances absent of due process and/or in breach of international standards of detention and human rights in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.