Matthew’s practise comprises all aspects of personal injury and clinical negligence work. He undertook pupillage in London with a strong focus on complex and high-value clinical negligence claims.
He continues to act on behalf of both Claimants and Defendants in a wide variety of claims, representing parties from the earliest stages of claims through the Coroner’s Court, to trial or Joint Settlement Meetings.
Matthew’s practise includes a wide variety of clinical negligence work, including birth injury cases, delayed diagnosis of various conditions, including antenatally, and surgical injuries.
Matthew has significant experience of the CICA, having appeared in a large number of multi-million pound pre-tariff brain injury claims. He was involved in the drafting of a Peters-type undertaking for use in CICA claims of significant value which would meet with the approval of the Court of Protection.
In 2007 Matthew was appointed to the Attorney-General’s regional panel. He is a contributing editor to Butterworth’s Personal Injury Law Service.
“A bright guy, who is very careful in his preparation.”
Chambers UK 2020
“Very diligent and easy to deal with.” “Very personable and very switched-on.”
Chambers UK 2019
“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
“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
SIA approved counsel
Personal Injuries Bar Association; PNBA
BA (Worcester College, Oxford)