Matthew Smith

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Whitby School

Durham University

Cambridge University



Member of PIBA and PBA


Matthew mainly represents defendant insurers in cases involving RTA, EL, PL & OL.  He has a reputation for thorough and effective cross-examination as well as a nuanced understanding and skill with statute and regulation.

Matthew’s involvement in large loss cases tends to involve allegations of FD or complex issues of causation.

In credit hire, Matthew tends to be involved in cases concerning misrepresentation and non-party disclosure.  A recently reported case of his (Forster v RSA) provides helpful guidance concerning DPA issues in a misrepresentation case.

Matthew has been ranked as a Tier 1 advocate and provides advice and representation at all stages of a case.

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