Having completed his pupillage under the supervision of Gill Batts, Matthew has developed a busy practice in prosecuting and defending in both the Crown Court and Magistrates’ Court. He is known for his relatable personality and fearless approach to trials which sees him regularly instructed by both the CPS and defence solicitors to act on their behalf.
Matthew has significant experience in dealing with offences of violence, dishonesty, public order and road traffic offences. Such range of experience has required Matthew to deploy his specialist knowledge in applications on matters of law, such as hearsay and bad character applications. He also has experience of dealing with sensitive matters in the Youth Court.
Matthew prides himself on his meticulous preparation and client-led approach. He is keen to continue to develop his criminal practice.
- R v Allen – Instructed to represent a former headteacher charged with historic sexual offences against former pupils. Suspended sentence imposed.
- R v N – Instructed to represent a Defendant charged with possession with intent to supply Class B drugs. Defendant acquitted after successfully challenging expert evidence.