Matthew sits in our Dispute Resolution Team having joined Muckle LLP in November 2021. Prior to joining Muckle Matthew trained at a local North East firm specialising in all manner of civil litigation work and also worked for a North East Local Authority where he provided in-house advice in relation to all things contractual and procurement.
Matthew has expertise in all manner of contract disputes whether small value or larger high court disputes. Breach of contract claims, restrictive covenant claims, intellectual property and shareholder disputes are also areas that he has advised on. Having worked in the public sector Matthew has experience in the procurement sector advising on all manner of contracts and ensuring that the procurement process was followed correctly. This perfectly places him to advise not only contracting authorities but also any companies that are engaging with the public sector procurement process and need advice.
Being born and raised in the North East, Matthew is keen to support and assist all companies and individuals in the North East in relation to any dispute matter they may have. Being an avid traveller himself though, a national client base is always something he is looking to expand. Matthew’s clients have described him as being professional and approachable who delights in speaking in non-legal talk and ensuring that a commercial approach is also taken to any matter.
In his spare time, Matthew will be found on the golf course as he is an avid golfer and runs a local junior team, plus sits on the Durham County Junior County Committee. The junior team is a huge place of pride for Matthew given that they became national champions in 2021. Outside of golf Matthew is a massive movie fan and is a budding NFL fan too! His ambition in his personal life is to travel around as much of the world as possible having already completed 22% of it. Next up is South America.