Ranked InLondon (Bar)
Charities (Band 1)
Practice Areas: Commercial chancery litigation, including company and insolvency questions, contractual and trust-related disputes. Particular interest in charity law. Matthew acted for the Independent Schools Council in their successful judicial review of the Commission’s public benefit guidance; he appeared in the poverty trusts references brought by the Attorney General; he acts for a Catholic adoption agency in litigation concerning the scope of the charitable exemption in the Equality Act 2010. He has advised and acted for and against the Commission on a number of other matters. He has appeared in the Tribunal and in Court for charities, the Commission and the Attorney.
Professional Memberships: COMBAR, Chancery Bar Association and Charity Law Association.
Career: Called in 2001. Junior Counsel to the Crown (B Panel).
Personal: MA (Cantab) First Class, LLM (rules concerning charities and politics; the relationship in charity law between purposes and activities and the comparative state of the law in England, Australia, New Zealand and Canada).