Specialist areas of work and services:
- Civil law
- Professional Negligence
- Judicial Reviews
- Claims against public authorities
- Employment & Discrimination law
Barrister at 218 Strand specialising in civil, employment and personal injury law
Experience, Background and Services:
In 2013, Matthew accepted an invitiation to join Clerksroom. Matthew has since completed public access training and is authorised to conduct litigation enabling him to perform all the duties of both a solicitor and a barrister for individuals and corporations directly without also instructing a solicitor.
Matthew accepts instructions in the following practice areas (from initial instructions to legal costs disputes)
Arbitration & Dispute Resolution
Banking, Finance & Consumer Credit
Company (including Employment) & Commercial Contracts
Defamation, Privacy, Intellectual Property & Data Protection
Insurance, Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence
Land, Real Property & Trusts
Modern Slavery Compliance
Sobotova v Socso Ltd  Claim No. 2200000
Successful claim for damages at the Central London Employment Tribunal with judgment for just under £22,000 for a Slovakian national working as a cleaner who was found to be dismissed by her employer, a West London Hotel, by reason of her pregnancy. Also succeeded in recovering £10,000 of costs from the Respondent due to their abusive and unreasonable conduct of the litigation.
Parmar v London Borough of Barnet  Claim No. CO/848/2014
Urgent without notice out of hours applications at the High Court for injunctions prohibiting enforcement of compulsory puchase orders with related judicial review proceedings.
Dawson v Bell  Claim No. 1CL10582
Nine-day duress claim in the High Court's Mercantile Court brought by a former director of a web-based adult-entertainment company concerning his buyout. Involved complex forensic accounting as to the value of the company and shares with further issues of directors' duties and employment law. Judgment in client's favour.
Getz Bros & Co (BVI) Inc v Blue Medical Devices BV  Claim No. 2012-1142
Successful judgment for damages arising from an international contract for the supply of medical goods heard in the London Mercantile Court. Issues as to jurisidiction as defendant a Dutch company.
Soud v Murphy and others  Claim No. HQ13X02919
Serious brain injury claim in the High Court arising from a catastrophic road traffic collision with issues of "rubbernecking". Procured settlement of £1,000,000 for lay client.
Wilson v Civil Nuclear Police Authority  Claim No. UKEAT/0186/13/MC
Disability discrimination appeal in the Employment Appeal Tribunal concerning refusal of employment on medical grounds of pre-existing diabetes. Ongoing: listed for a six day trial.
Recent advisory, drafting and non-contentious instructions
Advising on stamp duty land tax in a complex enterprise agreement comprising of numerous trusts and contractual clauses between purchasers/developers and investors.
English law counsel for The Asian Tour (principal men's professional golf tour in Asia) in respect of a restraint of trade dispute subject to the Supreme Court of Singapore.
2008 - 2010: The International Bar Association: LL.M. International Legal Practice [Distinction]
(Dissertation: Does International Commercial Arbitration Fulfil Its Objectives?)
2007 - 2008: The College of Law: Postgraduate Diploma in Bar Vocational Studies [Outstanding]
2004 - 2007: University of Westminster: LL.B. (Hons) Law
Scholarships and prizes
Sunley Scholarship (Lincoln's Inn)
Buchanan Prize (Lincoln's Inn)