Matthew was born in Lancashire, and graduated with honours in law from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.
A member of Lincoln’s Inn, he won a Hardwicke Scholarship, the Droop Scholarship and the Crowther Shield whilst studying for the Bar in London.
His practice encompasses criminal and family work. Knowledge of both these arenas prove practical and useful where issues cross over from one jurisdiction to another.
Matthew is a Welsh learner and has passed his Entry Certificate in Welsh Second Language: The Use of Welsh.
Serious sexual offences
Fraud – Specialist Panel for Fraud level 4
Serious offences of violence
Matthew is an experienced criminal practitioner who defends and prosecutes serious cases in particular those involving sexual allegations and fraud. He is a category 4 Prosecutor.
Matthew is a member of the Criminal Bar Association.
Public Law Children
Private Law Children
Matthew is an experienced family law practitioner. His specialist areas are ancillary relief matters, in particular high value divorces and public and private law children cases. Acting for local authorities as well as guardians and parents, Matthew is known for his level-headed and sensitive approach to cases and clients.
He is a member of the Family Law Bar Association and presents seminars in family law.
R v D, R v P, R v U  WLR(D)166