Matthew is an experienced commercial litigator with specialist expertise in financial services and securities litigation.

From 2012, Matthew was involved in the ground-breaking shareholder group litigation against RBS in connection with a £12bn rights issue in 2008. Around the same time, Matthew advised on a similar claim by an institutional investor relating to the collapse of sub-prime lender, Cattles plc/Welcome Finance which involved evidence from a Financial Conduct Authority prosecution against senior directors.

Matthew has also advised in connection with group actions in Australia that concerned ASX listed mining companies failing to properly report material information to the market.

Matthew’s broader commercial litigation practice includes minority shareholder claims against majority shareholders for unfairly prejudicial conduct, claims for breach of fiduciary duties by directors and contractual claims against financial institutions and FTSE 100 companies. He also has many years’ experience running complex litigation with third party funding and after the event insurance support.