Personal Injury Bar Association,
Health and Safety Lawyers Association
BVC, Inns of Court School of Law. LLB (Hons), University of Manchester. King Edward VI Grammar School, Stratford upon Avon
Matthew is a specialist in personal injury and health & safety law facilitating in depth expertise as well as considerable experience.
Matthew is a trial lawyer. His instructions are predominately characterised by large loss claims involving significant factual disputes or contentious expert opinion evidence.
A significant proportion of Matthew’s instructions are in the High Court and the remainder is complex or high value multi-track work in the County Court.
He is used to dealing with cases in excess of £1 million. Matthew is frequently instructed to act in disputes against Leading Counsel (both acting for Claimants and Defendants). He is used to working with Leading Counsel in cases which warrant representation by more than one barrister.
His work in the realm of insurance fraud encompasses systemic abuse of the CPR, false physiotherapy / psychotherapy claims and serious fraud proceedings involving organised fraud rings individuals or companies with an emphasis on acting for Defendants in this type of work.
Matthew appreciates that successful litigation is often born out of a good working relationship with his solicitor clients and lay clients. He appreciates his role working within a team dynamic and strives to provide a friendly service.
His work ethic is encapsulated by his 'gold standard' approach to work ensuring that the quality of his advisory and advocacy work achieves the standard of excellence his clients expect.
Matthew enjoys successful appellate advocacy and has appeared in the Employment Appeal Tribunal, High Court and County Court in numerous appeals. He advises and consults regularly on developing legal points (insurance law, tort law and the CPR) and policy.
- 'Intoxication and Inebriation: Another Later Night' Journal of Personal Injury Law 2015 (with Chris Kennedy QC)
- 'We Need To Talk About Katie' Personal Injury Brief Update Law Journal Dec 2012 (with Michael Lemmy)
- 'Lights out for Excitement' New Law Journal 25.02.11
- 'Jelic v CC S.Yorks' - ELA Briefing 01.10.10
- 'Financially Entwined' New Law Journal 13.08.10
- 'Crash course in LVI claims' New Law Journal 27.01.06 (with Boyd Morwood)
- 'Proving it in Reverse' New Law Journal 13.03.09 (with Tim Horlock QC)
- 'Restoring Disorder' New Law Journal 08.12.06 (with Boyd Morwood)
Matthew has experience in public inquiry work having worked on the 1st phase of the Shipman Inquiry.
Matthew was a member of the British Debate Squad acting as an overseas debate coach in 2002. Matthew and his debating partner won the European Debating Championships 2001 on behalf of Inner Temple and were ranked 6th at the World Debating Championships 2002.
Matthew enjoys fell running, mountain marathons and skiing when he finds the time.
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