Matthew became a tenant at 20 Essex Street in September 2014 upon completion of pupillage and has a broad commercial practice. He is regularly instructed to advise or act in national & international litigation & arbitrations across chambers' practice areas. Recent instructions have had a particular focus on disputes concerning energy, civil fraud, shipping & commodities, company & insolvency, banking & finance, and a wide range of other contractual and commercial disputes.
Matthew has recently been instructed as part of a team in a number of large commercial disputes, as well as to advise, draft pleadings or act in a variety of other matters as sole counsel. He regularly appears in both the High Court and County Courts and is familiar with using interim relief to protect his clients' positions, having frequently been instructed to obtain emergency injunctions in the High Court (including freezing orders). Matthew is happy to accept instructions on a direct access basis.
Before coming to the Bar, Matthew read Law at Magdalen College, Oxford.