Matthew undertakes all types of industrial disease work, and has experience of claims relating to hand/arm vibration/VWF, work-related upper limb disorders, noise-induced hearing loss, dermatitis, asthma, and asbestos-related conditions. He has been involved at all stages of such proceedings, from preaction conferences (including at clients’ homes where circumstances dictate) to limitation trials and trials of both liability and quantum. He is currently instructed on behalf of the claimants in the sofa dermatitis GLO.
In 2007 Matthew was appointed to the Attorney-General’s regional panel. He is a contributing editor to Butterworth’s Personal Injury Law Service.
Matthew is instructed by the lead Claimants in the ongoing Linkwise group action. More than 4,500 claimants have issued claims against a number of retailers alleging they suffered dermatological injuries from exposure to Chinese-manufactured leather furniture containing mould inhibitor DMF. The litigation has been named in The Lawyer’s Top 10 Cases for 2010 (across all categories).
“He’s a tenacious litigator, he sees the bigger picture and he’s very good with clients.” “He’s someone who can assimilate masses of complex stuff very, very quickly. He has impressive attention to detail and is always totally prepared.”
Chambers UK 2019
“Very diligent and easy to deal with.” “Very personable and very switched-on.”
Chambers UK 2019
“He has an amazing eye for detail; clients warm to him.”
Legal 500 2019
“He fights very hard on behalf of his clients and he is excellent at disentangling complex and voluminous evidence.” “He provides balanced advice to achieve the best outcome.”
Chambers UK 2018
“Specialises in fraudulent injury claims.”
Legal 500 2017
“Superb on detail and can dissect even the most complex evidence into understandable formats.” “Provides balanced advice to achieve the best outcome.”
Chambers UK 2017
“His advocacy skills are formidable”
Legal 500 2016
“Intellectually there are few who can compete with him, he can grasp the most complex evidence and make it simple.”
Chambers UK 2016
Attorney General’s Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown (2007) but did not re-apply in 2012
Personal Injuries Bar Association; PNBA.
BA - History, Worcester College, Oxford