Matthew practises in public law, medical law and inquiries and inquests. He has acted as First Junior Counsel to the Hillsborough Inquests, and is currently instructed as Lead Junior Counsel to the Infected Blood Inquiry and the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.

In medical law, Matthew acts for both claimants and defendants in clinical negligence litigation, including in catastrophic birth and spinal injury cases. He also undertakes disciplinary cases before the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service and the General Dental Council. He acts for families, doctors and medical bodies in inquests. He advises on a wide range of medico-legal issues including those relating to consent, capacity, confidentiality and data protection.

Matthew’s public law practise includes work on national security, information rights, immigration, human rights, public inquiries and major inquests. He acted for the Home Secretary in Court of Protection proceedings concerning the novichok poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal. He is a member of the Attorney General’s B Panel and he has acted in numerous public inquiries and major inquests including the Al-Sweady Public Inquiry, the Detainee Inquiry, and the Westminster Bridge Inquests.

In 2019 Matthew was named one of The Lawyers Hot 100.

Before coming to the Bar Matthew studied and taught modern history and worked as an historian on the Bloody Sunday Inquiry.

Public Inquiries Inquests Clinical Negligence Public Law Professional Discipline & Regulation
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