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Practice Summary

Matthew has a broad commercial practice across Chambers' profile. During pupillage he assisted with a number of noteworthy commercial disputes, including Minera Las Bambas v Glencore [2020] EWHC 108 (Comm) (with Jamie Goldsmith QC and Alyssa Stansbury) and Travelport v WEX [2020] EWHC 1960 (Comm) (with Laurie Rabinowitz QC, Sa’ad Hossain QC and Sebastian Isaac). In addition, Matthew was involved in matters across Chambers’ practice areas, including arbitration, banking and finance, commercial JR, civil fraud, energy and natural resources and restitution.

In addition to working as part of a counsel team, Matthew has also appeared as advocate in the County Court and has advised as sole counsel on a number of disputes in matters ranging from contracts for education, director’s guarantees and consultancy agreements. Much of his recent work has involved issues arising from the Covid-19 pandemic, including force majeure, frustration, “Material Adverse Change” clauses and involuntary bailments.

Matthew has a particular interest in cases involving commercial trusts, fiduciary duties, the conflict of laws and restitution, having previously taught and published in these areas.  He currently teaches at the University of Oxford on the BCL Restitution of Unjust Enrichment course.