Matthew has a wealth of experience in all areas of employment law both litigation and advisory. Matthew provides commercial solutions for employers with particular experience of large scale TUPE transfers in both the private and public sectors; restructures; employment tribunal litigation and High Court injunctions.
Matthew writes and presents frequently on employment law issues providing updates and training to clients.
He recognised by both Chambers and Legal 500 as a leader in his field.
Matthew joined Howes Percival in 2017 as a Partner having previous headed teams in the Eastern Region. In addition to his employment practice, he is also a school governor and trustee of an independent school and a member of the advisory board to a regional theatre company.
- 2017 - Present: Howes Percival LLP, Partner
- 2011 - 2017: Birketts, Partner
- 2000 - 2011: Ashton Graham, Partner
- 1996 - 2000: Ashton Graham, Solicitor
- 1994 - 1996: Graham and Oldham, Trainee
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