Practice area


Year of call: 2022

Following successful completion of his pupillage, Matthew has joined 2KBW as a tenant specialising in crime and is developing a busy practice across London, the Western and South Eastern Circuits.

As a pupil he was working under the supervision of Barry McElduff and Alex Kettle-Williams on a wide variety of cases both prosecuting and defending.  Those cases have involved working directly with defendants with additional and complex needs by virtue of disability and youth.  He is on the CPS Advocate Panel – Grade 1.

Whilst studying the Bar course at the Inns of Court College of Advocacy, Matthew was awarded the Falcon Chambers Advocacy Prize having ranked 1st in an advocacy assessment.  This followed notable success in national and international mooting competitions.

As the Western Circuit’s scholar for 2022, Matthew has benefited from the circuit’s advocacy training programme, where tutors commented that he has “the mannerisms and attitude for a jury” and was “clearly a good lawyer”.

Prior to the Bar, Matthew led an advocacy charity in the healthcare sector and was an expert advisor to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).  In those roles he regularly worked with people with mental health issues and other vulnerabilities.  He now volunteers as a trustee at the restorative justice charity Belong.

Matthew was called to the Bar by Middle Temple in 2022 as a Diplock Scholar and Queen Mother’s Scholar.