Amanda Minto and Matthew Withers host seminar on Financial Remedy Proceedings and wealth management tools - Feb 2023
Matthew Withers has a busy civil practice and regularly accepts instructions in general civil law matters but he has particular experience in employment and property. He continues to be ranked as a “Rising Star” in both of these areas by the Legal 500, with clients citing his diligence and technical knowledge, along with his personable and calm manner coupled with his analytical approach.
Matthew accepts instructions across the full range of general civil work and regularly appears in appeared in court in a variety of interim hearings, as well as trials across the small claim, fast and multi tracks on behalf of both claimants and defendants. Matthew has experience in dealing with complex applications, and accepts paperwork instructions to advise and draft documents in a range of matters including personal injury, breach of contract, package holiday, and tort actions, including professional negligence claims.
Matthew has recently represented clients located in other EU member states, including Greece and Spain and deals deftly with the application of EU Regulations as to jurisdiction, as well as the European Orders for Payment regime.Property, Landlord & Tenant
Matthew has experience in property litigation, including claims involving the sale of land, residential and commercial landlord and tenant matters including possession claims, service charge disputes and claims for disrepair. Matthew also deals with boundary disputes, and forfeiture matters.
He also regularly represents Housing Association clients in obtaining possession orders, and injunctions to inspect gas appliances He also deals with anti-social behaviour injunctions.
Matthew’s property experience means he is sought after by clients who wish to resolve their trusts of land issues, and he regularly advises in conference and drafts proceedings (part 8 and part 7) for declarations and orders for sale in TOLATA matters.
This experience, and Matthew’s commercial nous, means that he also acts in Financial Remedy claims for intervenors, drafting points of claim, or by way of external advice on any property elements of FR proceedings. Matthew also deals with Schedule 1 Children Act matters where they cross with TOLATA matters.
Matthew’s diligent technical knowledge is also sought by clients looking to take enforcement actions in proceedings relating to property, including in the family court; Matthew has recently dealt with contempt proceedings, injunctive relief in relation to an order for sale and third party debt orders for significant capital sums.
Matthew’s “calm and reassuring” manner in these matters was noted when ranked as a Rising Star by the Legal 500 2022.
In employment law Matthew has experience of a wide range of cases in the Employment tribunal, county court and High Court covering claims across the elements of employment law including in TUPE, Discrimination, Equal pay, constructive unfair dismissal.
His breadth and depth of employment law knowledge was cited by Legal 500 2022 when ranking him as a Rising Star in this field.
Matthew acts for both Claimants and Respondents/Defendants.
- Acted for Respondent firm successfully resisting allegations of direct disability discrimination, harassment and victimisation.
- Advised his senior executive client on her redundancy, against a background of potential actions for sexual harassment and direct sex discrimination.
- Appeared in the Queen’s Bench Division resisting an application for an interim injunction in a restraint of trade matter, Matthew successfully resisted the making of an injunction and negotiating an order compromising the entire action on terms that allowed his client to continue his business.
- Assisted in negotiations on behalf of a former female CEO of an international investment corporate entity against the chair of the entity’s group, in her claims which involved sex discrimination.
- Acted for the Respondent accountancy firm in respect of an equal pay claim.
- Advised a firm of solicitors on a restraint of trade matter, concerning their proposed employment of an employee from a competing firm.
Matthew regularly acts for companies and their directors and members, advising and acting in cases in relation to all aspects of company and commercial law.
He’s employment law knowledge is also of great assistance in advising small businesses and individuals in circumstances where departing individuals engage shareholding, directorship and employment considerations.
Matthew also regularly acts in restraint of trade cases, advising in and responding to applications for interim injunctions and the underlying damages claims.
Matthew regularly acts in civil applications and claims brought on behalf of the Police, including applications for return of goods, DVPOs, SPOs and Closure Orders, as well as Civil Injunctions in relation to anti-social behaviour.
- Matthew has also undertaken work in actions against the police, including acting for a former police officer who brought claims of negligent misstatement against his former employer in relation to his security clearance.
Matthew accepts work from lay clients via Direct Access and you can read more about his areas of expertise here.
Matthew Withers successfully defends allegations of disability discrimination by association - Jul 2021
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See you at the virtual ULaw Pupillage Fair - Nov 2020
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Catch up on our latest Civil Law Seminar on housing possession claims and civil procedure amendments - Aug 2020
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1COR’s annual Ghulam Hussain Volleyball Cup featured in The Argus - Aug 2019
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Momentous game at the Brighton Metro Bank Pool League! - Jun 2019
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Cheer on 1COR at the Brighton Metro Bank Pool League - Jan 2019
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Matthew Withers instructed in appeal against sentence by professional footballer - Jul 2018