Over 150 reported cases establish the breadth of Matthew’s expertise in his specialist areas covering Company, Insolvency and Commercial Chancery (litigation and advisory work), for which he is recommended in Chambers UK, Chambers Global and The Legal 500.
Matthew is an experienced trial and appellate advocate (here and abroad), and also regularly appears in tribunals, as well as arbitrations, expert determinations and mediations.
Recent trials include the well publicised disputes of Conway v Eze, and Conran Holdings. Recent appeals include two leading cases in the Supreme Court: Patel v Mirza on illegality, and FHR on constructive trusts.
An extensive offshore practice embraces matters in Hong Kong, the Channel Islands, Jamaica, the Bahamas, and Iceland. Matthew has been called to the Bar in the Cayman Islands; and in the BVI, where he has appeared in a number of substantial applications, trials and appeals, including Staray Capital v Cha recently in the Privy Council.
Terms of Business
The clerks are happy to discuss the basis on which Matthew will act in any given matter. In the absence of express written agreement otherwise, the terms under which Matthew accepts instructions are The Standard Contractual Terms for the Supply of Legal Services By Barristers to Authorised Persons 2012 (as updated from time to time) referred to in the BSB Handbook.