As part of his commercial practice, Matthew is regularly instructed in a variety of contractual disputes, concerning companies, partnerships and individuals, as well as franchise disputes and tortious claims. He has significant trial experience as well as being well-versed in obtaining all types of commercial injunction and other interim relief.
He is regularly instructed to act on behalf of several multi-national banks, a private equity house, a large national brewery and a number of insolvency practitioners from national firms.
Matthew’s commercial fraud practice primarily arises from his insolvency and company and partnership practices in which he has regularly been asked to advise and appear in claims that involve allegations of fraud and dishonesty. Matthew has been instructed both for and against office holders in matters that concern the fraudulent breach by directors of their duties and/or the dishonest involvement of third parties. He has been involved in a number of multi-million pound directors’ misfeasance claims and is extremely familiar with claims that arise from fraudulent trading and the dishonest dissipation of assets, having experience of tracing and realising assets both within and outside of the jurisdiction.
He has also acted both for and against the government in directors’ disqualification proceedings. Having been appointed to the Attorney General’s Regional Panel (Civil) in 2007, he was instructed to appear in one of the first directors’ disqualification claims to come to court which arose from missing-trader intra-community fraud.