Matthew Withers

Call: 2016


‘Matthew is incredibly diligent, very knowledgeable and technically sound.‘ ‘Very personable, proactive, calm and reassuring with clients.’

Legal 500 2022

‘His depth and breadth of knowledge is apparent in his work. Calm, assured, very analytical, and adept at understanding his client’s needs.’

Legal 500 2022

"I was very impressed with the speed and quality of the service Matthew gave in helping us"

Client (2021)

Matthew joined chambers after the successful completion of his pupillage which commenced in October 2017 and he accepts instructions on a direct access basis. He is knowledgeable about procedure and practice, and is able to guide his clients through the court process calmly.

What the clients say

“I have had occasion to use solicitors in the past and, with only one exception, I found their service disappointing. People say I am a perfectionist but I would like to put on record I was very impressed with the speed and quality of the service Matthew gave in helping us get our witness statements right and the way Matthew responded to the suggestions we made about the draft order.”

Appointments

  • Pupillage Officer, MTYBA (present)

Awards

  • Best Speaker, National Insurance Law Moot (2016)
  • Prize for best overall performance in Resolution of Dispute outside of Court examination, University of Law (2016)
  • Michael Sherrard Scholar/Access to the Bar Award, Middle Temple (2015)
  • DMH Stallard Prize for best overall performance on the GDL, University of Sussex (2015)
  • Law First Scholarship, University of Law (2015)
  • Performance Award, University of Law (2015)

Education

  • University of Law, BPTC (Outstanding) (2016)
  • University of Sussex, Graduate Diploma in Law (Distinction) (2015)
  • The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London, BA (Hons) (First Class) (2012)

Memberships

  • Middle Temple
  • MTYBA

Legal Expertise

Matthew is happy to accept instructions across the full range of general civil work including personal injury, contract disputes, torts (such as negligence), personal insolvency, debt recovery, charging orders, orders for sale, interim applications, case management hearings and infant approval hearings.

Matthew also has experience in property litigation, including claims involving the sale of land, residential and commercial landlord and tenant matters including possession claims and service charge disputes.

Matthew has a particular interest in employment law, advising and appearing before the Employment Tribunal and the County Court for individual Claimants and Respondent companies in employment claims including Unfair Dismissal, Breach of Contract, Discrimination and Misrepresentation/misleading reference claims. He has experience in dealing with issues at a preliminary stage, responding to applications (such as applications to strike out claims) and representing his clients through to full hearing.

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