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Matthew Withers

Matthew Withers

Matthew joined chambers after the successful completion of his pupillage which commenced in October 2017 and he accepts instructions on a direct access basis. He is knowledgeable about procedure and practice, and is able to guide his clients through the court process calmly.

Civil

Matthew is happy to accept instructions across the full range of general civil work including personal injury, contract disputes, torts (such as negligence), personal insolvency, debt recovery, charging orders, orders for sale, interim applications, case management hearings and infant approval hearings.

Matthew also has experience in property litigation, including claims involving the sale of land, residential and commercial landlord and tenant matters including possession claims and service charge disputes.

Employment

Matthew has a particular interest in employment law, advising and appearing before the Employment Tribunal and the County Court for individual Claimants and Respondent companies in employment claims including Unfair Dismissal, Breach of Contract, Discrimination and Misrepresentation/misleading reference claims. He has experience in dealing with issues at a preliminary stage, responding to applications (such as applications to strike out claims) and representing his clients through to full hearing.

Criminal

Matthew regularly appears in the Crown Court and Magistrates’ Court. He has been instructed to defend a range of motoring offences, both for individuals and in respect of company vehicles.

Appointments


  • Pupillage Officer, MTYBA (present)

Awards


  • Best Speaker, National Insurance Law Moot (2016)
  • Prize for best overall performance in Resolution of Dispute outside of Court examination, University of Law (2016)
  • Michael Sherrard Scholar/Access to the Bar Award, Middle Temple (2015)
  • DMH Stallard Prize for best overall performance on the GDL, University of Sussex (2015)
  • Law First Scholarship, University of Law (2015)
  • Performance Award, University of Law (2015)

Education


  • University of Law, BPTC (Outstanding) (2016)
  • University of Sussex, Graduate Diploma in Law (Distinction) (2015)
  • The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London, BA (Hons) (First Class) (2012)

Memberships


  • Middle Temple
  • MTYBA

Areas of Law

Contracts & Debt Recovery

Property

Employment

Crime

Motoring Offences

 

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