Matthew is a Partner within the litigation team and joined Boys and Maughan in December 2015. He was made Partner in April 2019, being the youngest partner in Boys & Maughan’s history at the age of 30.
After university, Matthew was awarded the Harmsworth Scholarship by Middle Temple and trained successfully as a barrister, being Called in 2011.
In his career, Matthew has appeared in over 1,000 hearings at various levels and, whilst doing that, he also taught law at the University of Portsmouth on both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.
Some of Matthew’s accolades include acting in cases that have been before the High Court, Court of Appeal and submitted to the European Court of Human Rights whilst utilising some of the country’s most eminent QC’s.
Matthew’s passion is inspiring the next generation of lawyers. He is responsible for organising and creating the annual Boys & Maughan advocacy competition that is run in conjunction with Kent Law School, University of Kent. Matt is also a professional mentor to Kent Law School students.
Matthew can help with the following types of dispute:
- Contract disputes
- Landlord and tenant possession
- Claims for disrepair
- Mortgage possession
- Consumer claims
- Setting aside CCJ’s
- CCJ enforcement
- Civil fraud
- Interim applications
- Judicial review
- Social club law
- Professional negligence
- Claims under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996
- Boundary disagreements
- Party Wall etc Act 1996 issues
- Injunctions and Freezing Orders
- Applications for committal
- Relief from forfeiture
- Statutory lease extensions
- Caravan law
When not working, Matthew spends his time with his young family or playing competitive 8-ball pool having played at county and national level for many years including a brief appearance at the 2016 world championships.