- LLB Law, University of Leeds, 2:1
- Bar Professional Training Course, MMU, Very Competent (79%)
- Northern Circuit Representative for the Personal Injuries Bar Association
- Northern Circuit
- Personal Injuries Bar Association
- Godfrey Heilpern Memorial Prize (Middle Temple scholarship)
- Richard Isaacson Memorial Scholarship nomination, for attaining the sixth highest overall mark on the BPTC
- St. James’ Chambers Prize for Excellence in Advocacy, for achieving the highest mark on the BPTC in both civil and criminal advocacy
Prior to commencing a mixed common law pupillage in 2013, Matthew worked as a paralegal in the personal injury department of a large law firm in Manchester where he assisted in the day-to-day running of cases, particularly within the fields of Public Liability and Employers’ Liability claims. This provided Matthew with a first-hand insight into the needs and expectations of instructing solicitors.
After completing pupillage in 2014, Matthew enjoyed a busy practice in both civil and criminal litigation, which afforded an invaluable opportunity to develop his skills of advocacy within both jurisdictions, making him a well-rounded advocate.
Since 2016, Matthew has practised solely in civil litigation, with a particular focus on personal injury work. He accepts instructions for both claimants and defendants in respect of cases allocated to the fast track and multi-track. His current practice comprises Stage 3 / disposal hearings, interim applications, regular fast track trials, costs and case management conferences, multi-track trials and appeals.
Matthew has developed a busy paperwork practice and welcomes instructions to draft pleadings and advise on fast track and multi-track cases.