Cherie Blair leaves human rights’ barristers’ practice
Cherie Blair, wife of former UK premier Tony Blair, has stepped down from the human rights
barristers’ practice she co-founded to focus on her consultancy – advising governments,
multinationals and private clients.
Cherie Blair QC leaves Matrix Chambers
Blair has left the chambers in order to take up a full-time role at Omnia, which she currently chairs. The move comes months after Omnia launched an office in Washington DC.
Omnia was founded by Blair in 2011 and now has offices in London and Washington as well as having Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) approval for its alternative business structure licence last year.
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