Areas of expertise/specialisation: Criminal and Family
Crime & Regulatory
In the Crown Court, defence cases include serious violence and sexual assault, including multiple rape and attempted murder and he has considerable experience dealing with rape cases involving child victims and witnesses. As a led junior, Matthew has prosecuted in a number of large-scale frauds including a multi-million ‘Ponzi’ fraud. Matthew prosecuted as junior in a £7million drugs conspiracy.
Matthew also undertakes regulatory work and has recently successfully prosecuted in a fatal health and safety case against a multi-million national company
Since 2000, Matthew has maintained a successful family practice and has a wealth of experience of public law family work, including acting for the local authority, guardians and parents. Matthew has a good reputation for this work and is known for his sensible and sensitive approach to cases. Matthew has experience of dealing with private law cases involving issues of jurisdiction and regularly undertakes ancillary relief work.
R v Latham 2014 – Successful defence: alleged sexual assault of 6 year old child
R v Colin Andrews 2014 – Successful Prosecution of Humberside ex-Police Chief Superintendent for stalking, harassment, assault and witness intimidation
R v Gayle Newland 2015 – successful prosecution of sexual assault by penetration with prosthetic penis allegation involving female defendant and female complainant drawing national and international coverage; defendant convicted in what judge described as “exceptional” case involving complex deception.
R v Bawa-Garba 2015 – Prosecution of paediatrician and two nurses prosecuted for Gross Negligence Manslaughter death of child
R v Barry Pritchard 2015 – successful prosecution for eBay fraud and trade mark offences.
- Bar Vocational Course – Inns of Court School of Law
Memberships and Associations:
- Criminal Bar Association
- Family Bar Association