Guildford Pub Bombing inquests brought to a close 48 years after IRA attack - Jul 2022
Matthew Flinn is developing a broad practice in the main areas of Chambers’ work, in particular public law, human rights, clinical negligence and personal injury. He is developing particular expertise in inquests, and clinical and dental negligence claims, acting for both Claimants and Defendants. He undertakes a wide range of advisory and court work, from small claims hearings to the High Court.
He is a regular contributor to the UK Human Rights Blog, and a number of his articles have been reproduced by, or linked to, other legal websites.
Significant cases include:
- Guildford Pub Bombings
- In Amenas Inquests
- Webley v St George’s Hospital NHS Trust  EWHC 299 (QB)
- Al Sweady Public Inquiry
Matthew has an extremely busy practice in the field of coronial law and inquests. He has extensive experience of acting for a range of parties, including aggrieved families, prisons, NHS Trusts and individual clinicians. Recently, Matthew represented a Resident Medical Officer at an inquest into the death of a young mother after plastic surgery.
His past experience includes appearances in large-scale and complex inquests. In particular, the inquest into the Guildford Pub Bombings led by Oliver Sanders QC as Counsel to the Inquest. Between 2013 and 2015, Matthew acted for the families of four British residents who were tragically killed in the terrorist attacks on the In Amenas gas production facility in Algeria. Matthew was led by Sir Neil Garnham.
Prior to commencing his training for the bar, Matthew worked in the area of information law in New Zealand, where he was employed as an advisor to Prime Minister Helen Clark in relation to issues arising from the Official Information Act 1982.
Here in the United Kingdom, Matthew has gained experience in proceedings arising from the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and advised in private litigation stemming from the Data Protection Act 1998.
Data Protection is one of the most important and increasingly pervasive areas of modern law, and Matthew is keen to continue to develop his practice in this field. In particular, he is looking forward to assisting clients navigate the legal landscape following the coming into force of the General Data Protection Regulation.
- Wynn v (1) The Information Commission and (2) The Serious Fraud Office (EA/2011/0084).
Matthew has a broad range of experience in acting for both Claimants and Defendants in personal injury claims, ranging from fast-track litigation, to cases of catastrophic injury and fatal accidents. Led by Phillippa Kaufman QC, and following on from his extensive involvement in the In Amenas inquests, he is currently representing a large number of claimants involved in complex litigation against BP, stemming from the terrorist attack at the In Amemas gas production facility in Algeria in January 2013.
- Webley v St George’s Hospital NHS Trust  EWHC 299 (QB)
Matthew has extensive experience in acting for Claimants and Defendants in both the procedural and substantive aspects of clinical negligence litigation. He has particular experience of fatal accident claims, as well as cases involving delayed diagnoses of cancer, orthopaedic injury and serious dental claims. He has a particular interest in the topic of human rights law and its interaction with clinical negligence claims in tort, and has spoken widely on the strategic opportunities arising in that context.
The 1COR Bundle 2022-2023 has arrived - Jul 2022
Guildford Pub Bombing Inquests: Evidence Hearings Begin - Jun 2022
Matthew Flinn successful in important human rights decision - Mar 2022
1COR Quarterly Medical Law Review – Spring 2021 – Issue 9 - Jul 2021
How can I search for an individual QMLR article? Using our new Archive website! - Apr 2021
1COR Quarterly Medical Law Review – Winter 2020/21 – Issue 8 - Apr 2021
1COR Quarterly Medical Law Review – Autumn 2020 – Issue 7 - Feb 2021
Oliver Sanders QC and Matthew Flinn act in Guildford Pub Bombings inquest - Dec 2020
Matthew Flinn and Leigh Day act on behalf of Leo Tatifi’s family - Oct 2020
1COR Quarterly Medical Law Review – Summer 2020 – Issue 6 - Sep 2020
Matthew Flinn examines the recent changes to interest rates for Court Funds Office - Aug 2020
1COR Quarterly Medical Law Review – 2020 – Special Issue – Part 3 - Jul 2020
Matthew Flinn considers new guidance on remote participation from Chief Coroner on Lexis Nexis - Jun 2020
Impact of Covid-19 on Healthcare Webinar - May 2020
Matthew Flinn examines the impact of Coronavirus on inquests on LexisNexisPSL - May 2020
1COR Quarterly Medical Law Review – Spring 2020 – Issue 5 - May 2020
1COR Quarterly Medical Law Review – 2020 – Special Issue – Part 2 - Apr 2020
1COR Quarterly Medical Law Review -2020 – Special Issue - Mar 2020
1COR Quarterly Medical Law Review – Winter 2019/20 – Issue 4 - Mar 2020
Matthew Flinn represents Anaesthetist at complex jury inquest - Nov 2019
Caroline Cross, Christopher Mellor and Matthew Flinn instructed in complex inquest - Nov 2019
Is this too sensitive? Dealing with difficult issues in Inquests and Inquiries - Oct 2019
Read through some of the highlights of 2019 in the 1COR Bundle - Sep 2019
The 1COR Quarterly Medical Law Review – Summer 2019 – Issue 2 - Aug 2019
The 1COR Quarterly Medical Law Review – Spring 2019 – Issue 1 - May 2019
Delighted to welcome Matthew Flinn back to full-time practice - Feb 2018
Matthew Flinn successfully represents the Home Secretary in the High Court - Nov 2016
Verdict of Neglect From Coroner in City Banker’s Death In Private Hospital - Oct 2016
Matthew Flinn appointed to the Attorney General’s C Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown - Feb 2015
Neil Garnham QC and Matthew Flinn acting for families in Algerian terrorist attack inquest - Sep 2014
Oliver Sanders and Matthew Flinn defend the SFO over Equitable Life papers - Sep 2012
Matthew Flinn and Maria Roche start as new tenants - Sep 2011