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Matthew practises in, writes on and teaches property law.
In his own right, Matthew has developed an extensive practice in landlord and tenant law, and general property law matters, including trusts of land, proprietary estoppel, easements and squatters’ rights. Matthew once successfully obtained 25 charging orders in one hearing in the Queen’s Bench Division. During pupillage, Matthew also gained experience of more complex cases where he:
- Assisted with a possession claim relating to a 400-acre farm;
- Assisted with Sensar Ltd v Kalivera Ltd, a High Court dispute concerning the priorities of unregistered interests in land;
- Assisted in the case of Smyth-Tyrrell v Bowden  L & TR 23, concerning agricultural tenancies, business tenancies and proprietary estoppel;
- Assisted with various professional negligence claims relating to conveyancing; and
- Shadowed counsel in the Court of Appeal in P&P Property Ltd v Owen White & Caitlin LLP  PNLR 29, a case concerning professional liability for conveyances made to identity fraudsters.
Alongside his practice at the Bar, Matthew is a Lecturer in Land Law at Oriel College, University of Oxford.