Matthew is incredibly thorough and knows his papers upside down and back to front. His attention to detail is superb. ‘He is extremely sharp and is an excellent advocate.’ “
Matthew advises and litigates for both claimants and defendants, handling the full range of industrial disease cases including mesothelioma and asbestos related claims, other respiratory diseases, cancers, noise induced hearing loss, work-related upper limb disorders, dermatitis and occupational stress.
Matthew deals with litigation involving exposure to asbestos and represented the successful employer in the well-known asbestos case McDonald v National Grid and DCLG (in which Matthew was successful at first instance and in the Court of Appeal (against silks for both other parties), the Claimant’s onward appeal to the Supreme Court against the occupier of power station premises, the other defendant, being successful under the Asbestos Industry Regulations 1931).
He appreciates that often time is of the essence in cases where terminally ill or elderly claimants seek a speedy solution to their claims.
- Personal Injury Bar Association
Qualifications & awards:
- MA (Oxon)