Matthew Evans is a solicitor and Director of the AIRE Centre. He was awarded human rights lawyer of the year in the Law Society Excellence Awards 2020. Before joining the AIRE Centre, Matthew was managing director at the Prisoners Advice Service and in private practice, where he undertook mental health, community care and public law work and took the case of Kolanis to the European Court. He has published a number of peer review articles, most recently for the Public Law Journal on Third Party Interventions, and a chapter on whether rough sleeping amounts to an abuse of EU free movement law for the book ‘EU Citizenship and Free Movement Rights’ published by Brill.