Matthew is the firm’s first solicitor-advocate, entitled to appear at all levels of the Court system, including the Supreme Court.
An experienced civil litigator, Matthew’s particular specialism is resolving property disputes. He acts for a range of corporate and individual clients in real estate matters (including development issues, rights of way, rights of light, party walls). He handles landlord and tenant/property management issues in both commercial and residential sectors (from industrial estates to residential flats).
Legal 500 recognises the firm for its work on high value residential property and Matthew is a leading adviser of the firm in leasehold enfranchisement (residential lease extensions, collective enfranchisement and freehold acquisition) in which he has taken a case into the Supreme Court on qualifying criteria under the 1967 Act. He acts for landlords and tenants in disputes involving property management, service charges, breach of covenant and forfeiture of leases at First Tier and Upper Tribunal, County Court, High Court level and above. He has experience of right to manage companies and rights of first refusal.
Matthew resolves contentious countryside issues with the firm’s private client team for landed estates and agriculture. His property practice crosses into the field of construction law where he advises on performance and payment, negligence and damage issues arising under and out of JCT and other construction contracts, as well as resolving disputes through adjudication.