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.
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.
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.
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.