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Matthew regularly acts for insolvency practitioners, creditors, companies and directors on a wide range of contentious insolvency matters including:

  • Misfeasance and breach of fiduciary duty / trust claims;
  • Wrongful and fraudulent trading claims;
  • Antecedent transactions;
  • Outstanding directors’ loan accounts / unlawful loans;
  • Void dispositions;
  • Restrictions on the re-use of company names;
  • Applications pursuant to sections 234 to 236 of the Insolvency Act 1986 (“IA 1986”);
  • Applications pursuant to section 366 IA 1986;
  • Bankruptcy and winding-up petitions;
  • Proof of debt appeals;
  • Statutory demands and set aside applications; and
  • Interim remedies including provisional liquidations and freezing injunctions.


Matthew also has experience working on non-contentious assignments, such as pre-packaged administrations and security reviews.

Prior to qualifying as a Solicitor, Matthew worked as an Advocate for many years in high value costs litigation and he attended well over 300 hearings, including Detailed Assessments and Costs and Case Management Conferences.

In 2020, Matthew passed the High Courts (Civil Advocacy Qualification) which entitles him to exercise rights of audience in all civil proceedings in the higher courts of England and Wales.  Since then, Matthew has regularly conducted hearings on the matters that he is instructed on, including case management hearings, interlocutory applications and final hearings.  Further, Matthew has conducted private examinations on behalf of office-holders pursuant to section 236, IA 1986.

Outside work, Matthew is an avid runner and he has achieved multiple ‘sub three hour’ marathons which has gained him entry into many of the world’s major marathons as a time qualifier.