Matthew Banks

Matthew started his pupillage at Garden Court Chambers in October 2023.


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Matthew looks to specialise in public law and community care law. 

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Matthew holds a degree in Law from the University of Cambridge and a MA in Interpreting: British Sign Language (BSL)/ English.  Matthew previously worked as an advocate and BSL interpreter supporting deaf and disabled people for the past 15 years. This includes volunteer roles at St John's Deaf Community Centre and the BSL Act Now! Campaign.

Matthew previously completed a mini pupillage at Garden Court Chambers and has shadowed barristers at various chambers.


  • Major Scholarship - Inner Temple
  • Alumni Prize for Exceptional Service to College (St Edmund's College, University of Cambridge)
  • Hill Colleges Mooting Competition - Winner (2019)
  • Brick Court Mooting Competition - Semi Final (2020)


  • ICCA - PGDip in Bar Practice
  • University of Cambridge - Law, BA
  • University of Leeds - Interpreting: British Sign Language/English
  • Level 4 NVQ in British Sign Language
  • Level 3 NVQ in British Sign Language

Professional Membership

  • The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple - Member
  • NRCPD - Registered Member


  • British Sign Language

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