Momentous game at the Brighton Metro Bank Pool League! - Jun 2019
Matthew Withers accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers’ work and is developing a broad practice. Matthew joined chambers as a tenant in October 2018 following the successful completion of his pupillage.Civil
Matthew accepts instructions across the full range of general civil work and as a tenant, Matthew has appeared in court in a variety of interim hearings, fast track trials and small claims matters 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 negligence claims.
Matthew also has experience in property litigation, including claims involving the sale of land, residential and commercial landlord and tenant matters including possession claims, and service charge disputes. He also regularly represents Housing Association clients in obtaining possession orders, and injunctions to inspect gas appliances.
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.
Matthew has a particular interest in employment law, appearing before the Employment Tribunal and the County Court for individual Claimants and Respondent companies, and during his pupillage (supervised by Lauren Godfrey) he assisted on a case involving 11 litigant in person claimants bringing unfair dismissal, redundancy and TUPE related claims against two respondent companies. He has experience in dealing with issues at a preliminary stage, responding to applications (such as applications to strike out claims) and representing his clients through to full hearing.
Matthew regularly appears in the Crown Court and Magistrates’ Court for both the defence and prosecution; he is a CPS Level 1 prosecutor. He has experience dealing with offences of violence, acquisition and drugs offences and recently represented a client at a Newton hearing involving complex expert evidence about the production of cannabis.
He regularly represents clients charged with motoring offences and/or facing disqualification and is knowledgeable in this area; he has particular experience dealing with exceptional hardship arguments. He also has experience in successfully advancing arguments in relation to the interim suspension of disqualification pending appeal to the Crown Court.
During his pupillage Matthew observed the whole scope of family work practiced by chambers and accepts instructions in the same.
Matthew’s knowledge and experience of civil procedure means that he is uniquely placed to assist in civil matters concurrent to or within financial remedy proceedings, and whilst supervised by Jane Peckham in pupillage he worked on cases involving intervenors and the application of contract law and debt recovery principles in a family setting.
Matthew accepts instructions in matters in the Court of Protection, especially deprivation of liberty challenges.
Matthew Withers instructed to resist an urgent injunction relating to restraint of trade at the Royal Courts of Justice - May 2019
Cheer on 1COR at the Brighton Metro Bank Pool League - Jan 2019
Congratulations to Matthew Withers and David Reader joining 1COR as tenants - Oct 2018
Matthew Withers prosecutes man charged with public nuisance for incident that closed a major road in the centre of Brighton - Oct 2018
Matthew Withers instructed in appeal against sentence by professional footballer - Jul 2018