Matt advises on high-value commercial disputes, some worth in excess of £100m. Most recently he has acted in cases concerning breaches of fiduciary duty, contractual interpretation and protection of minority shareholders pre-IPO. His clients range from high net worth and ultra high net worth individuals to corporates and providers of fiduciary and administrative services.
Matt has broad experience of complex commercial disputes including injunctive work concerning freezing injunctions and Norwich Pharmacal relief, protection of minority shareholder interests, breach of contract, and breach of fiduciary duty and trust.
Recent cases in which Matt has advised include:
- defending a multimillion pound claim arising under a contract allegedly not signed by the defendant.
- prosecuting a claim against a large provider of administrative and fiduciary services for breach of fiduciary duty, which resulted in loss to a fund of more than £100m.
Matt has also advised institutional investors in respect of the misselling of financial products, such as constant proportionate debt obligations (CPDOS), against both the arrangers of and the ratings agency rating those products.
Matt joined Stewarts in 2014, where he went on to complete his training contract before moving offshore to Jersey where he practised for two years gaining considerable court experience. While in Jersey, Matt worked for a boutique litigation firm before returning to Stewarts as an associate in February 2020.
Matt enjoys reading historical fiction and almost all sport but is mostly looking forward to making a long awaited (for him but less so his prospective team mates) return to the cricket pitch this year.