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Senior Practice Manager
Andrew Trotter

Practice Group Clerks
Craig Nicholls
Michael Powell 
Drew Platt
James Harte
Daniel Lillis
Marc Forrest-Thomas

Chief Executive & Director of Clerking
Tony McDaid

Tel: +44 (0) 845 210 5555
Fax: +44 (0) 121 606 1501
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Matthew Brook Crime

Matthew Brook is a specialist criminal practitioner. He acts both for the prosecution (Grade IV) and for the defence. 

He has extensive experience in defending and prosecuting homicide cases and other cases of serious violence.

Matthew has particular expertise in drug supply and trafficking cases. He is well versed in both prosecuting and defending cases which involve undercover police officers [including test purchase officers] and cases where evidence/ information has been obtained under RIPA authorities. 

Matthew is used to making and opposing confiscation orders under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. Recently he has been instructed in a number of multi-million pound confiscation cases. He is conscious that both his professional and lay client often welcome particular assistance when faced with this complex area of law.

Matthew considers that early case preparation is often key to the successful resolution of cases. To this end, he is always willing to discuss cases with instructing solicitors whether in person, by telephone or in writing. His aim whenever giving advice is that it should be clear, practical and realistic.


MA [Cantab]
BA [Hons] [Law]