Matthew qualified as a solicitor in 1977 and practised with London law firms in domestic and international business disputes and commercial property cases.
He became a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in 1992 and in 1996 obtained a Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration. He sat regularly as sole arbitrator in domestic and international arbitrations and conducted arbitrations for parties under a variety of rules including ICC and LCIA.
In 2002 he was appointed as a Recorder.
In 2012 he became a Chancery Master and Chief Master in 2014. He has recently retired from that role although continues to sit as a Deputy Chancery Master. Matthew has experience in the full range of work conducted in the Chancery Division including business disputes, banking, professional negligence, real estate, trusts and probate.
Matthew has wide experience in dispute resolution as a solicitor acting for parties in mediations. He set up the Chancery Financial Dispute Resolution procedure in the Chancery Division which uses a mix of facilitation and evaluation. While he was Chief Master he conducted Chancery FDRs in a range of cases.
Matthew is an accredited mediator.
In 2015 he was appointed an Honorary Bencher of Gray’s Inn.
He is available to accept appointments as a sole arbitrator or as a member of a panel.
Notable recent cases
Notable recent cases while a Chief Master
UBS AG v Rose Capital Ventures Ltd  EWHC 3137 (Ch)
Commerz Real Investmentgesellschaft mbh v TFS Stores  EWHC 863 (Ch)
Riverside CREM 3 Ltd v Virgin Active Health Clubs  EWHC 746 (Ch)
Trusts and Estates
Harris v Earwicker  EWHC 1915 (Ch)
Long v Rodman  EWHC 753 (Ch)
Schumacher v Clarke  EWHC 1031 (Ch)
London Capital & Finance plc v Global Security Trustees Ltd  EWHC 3339 (Ch)
Henchley v Thompson  EWHC 225 (Ch)
Bhusate v Patel  EWHC 2362 (Ch)
Gelber v Sunderland Foundation  EWHC 2344 (Ch)
Ninian v Findlay  EWHC 297 (Ch)
Cotterell v Allendale  EWHC 2234 (Ch)
Re Studdert deceased  EWHC 1869 (Ch)
Kyte v HMRC  EWHC 1146 (Ch)
Standish v RBS  EWHC 3116 (Ch)
Boyse International Ltd v NatWest Markets Ltd  EWHC 1267 (Ch)
Sovereign Trustees Ltd v Lewis  EWHC 2593 (Ch)  Pen LR 345
Unipart Group Ltd v UGC Pension Trustees Ltd  EWHC 2124  Pen LR 18
Blatchford Ltd v Blatchford  EWHC 2743 (Ch)  Pen LR 5
SPS Technologies Ltd v Moitt  EWHC 2421 (Ch)  Pen LR 6
Lloyds Banking Group Pensions Trustees Ltd v Lloyds Bank Ltd  EWHC 3135 (Ch)