Matt is the youngest Partner in Boys & Maughan’s history, joining the Partnership at the age of 30.
Matt’s background is slightly unusual as he started his career by training to be a barrister after winning the Harmsworth Scholarship from Middle Temple in 2010. He was successfully called in 2011 by Middle Temple after passing the Bar finals in Bristol with a mark of Very Competent.
Matt learned his craft by appearing on circuit in over 1000 hearings related to civil procedure and often jokes that he has been in every county court between Dover and Truro. Fancying a change, Matt then taught undergraduate and postgraduate law at the University of Portsmouth and was instrumental in the university developing their award winning employment law clinic. Much to Matt’s surprise, he was even published in the Journal of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies for his views on sham contracts of employment.
Matt has experience of working on cases in the Court of Appeal, High Court, Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) the European Court of Human Rights and pretty much everything in between.
Matt is a well-respected Kent lawyer who has a substantial client base who value his approachable demeanour and yet no-nonsense attitude to the opposition.
Matt has very close ties to the University of Kent and is the creator and organiser of the annual Boys & Maughan Advocacy Competition.
Matt deals with all aspects of civil litigation but, if he had to narrow down his specialisms, he would say:
- Property litigation
- Housing law
- Consumer law
- Contract law
- Employment law
- Injunctive relief
- Civil procedure
When Matt is not working then he is being run ragged by his two daughters and enjoys trying to remember what freedom and spare time look like.