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An advocate described by Criminal Law and Justice Weekly as “masterful” and by the Guardian as “deft and subtle”.
Calm, measured, strong and persuasive; Matthew brings intellectual rigour and confidence to every case he takes on.
Instructed in many high-profile cases involving serious and organized crime- extensive experience in defending those accused of being involved in the supply of drugs and/or laundering the proceeds.
Regularly instructed in cases of homicide or incidents of serious violence.
Separate niche specialization in Obscenity offences and extensive experience dealing with sexual offences committed online.
Instructed in several ongoing complex Encrochat cases including the current spearhead case R v ACBD Complex legal submissions on the lawfulness of police and other state agents’ activities.
Large scale supply of drugs throughout South Wales. Acquitted.
Heroin importation – acquitted.
Acting for the Lead defendant in massive heroin importation case.
Drugs and firearms – Acquitted.
Successful Newton Hearing reducing culpability from 30 kilos to the admitted 8 kilos.
Sandhu - One punch manslaughter
Daniel - Kidnap and armed robbery
R v F
Lorry – jacking- Acquitted of the principal conspiracy – convicted of HSG.
Barrister charged with extreme pornography offences – Acquitted.
A professor charged with IIOC – acquitted.
A teacher at a Public school charged with extreme pornography. Acquitted of 3 of the 4 counts. Non- custodial sentence.
Represented many professionals including a COO of a financial institution, a pilot, a nuclear scientist, and a doctor.
Instructed in many of the major frauds of the last decade and with a strong record of arriving at successful outcomes.
Largest tax fraud ever prosecuted. Successfully defended a city professional said by the Crown to be at the heart of the funding mechanism of the fraud.
R V WS
Acquittal in a money laundering case arising out of a fraud on the Candy brothers.
Very large VAT fraud.
Mortgage Fraud on a huge scale. Professional client.
A novel and complex fraud on McDonalds.
A VAT fraud on an almost unprecedented scale.
Accountants prosecuted for aggressive tax avoidance scheme- client acquitted.
R v Lagan
Olympic ticket fraud.
R v Ahmed
Fraud by breach of trust and an attempt to obtain substantial property portfolio by deception.
Instructed by Professionals and third parties to intervene in Proceedings or seek to challenge POCA outcomes in Higher Courts.
Application under section 23 and Admin Court for Habeas Corpus.
Proceedings under the Criminal Justice Act 1994. Acting for an accountant charged with orchestrating a highly complex and sophisticated money laundering scheme. A leading case on proportionality.
Advice on restraint orders and POCA proceedings arising out of allegations of drug supply.
Advice on restraint and complex arguments on principles of joint ownership.
Complex confiscation where Prosecution had returned properties and cash to victims. Abuse issues and proportionality arguments.
I have represented nurses, accountants and surveyors before their respective professional disciplinary bodies, or in the High Court when seeking to overturn a previous decision.
Chambers & Partners
Crime: “Able to take on enormous amounts of work and produce the goods. He can absorb massive amounts of information under pressure and is a big-time player.”
Ranked: Band 6
Crime: ‘Matthew is a great jury advocate and has a busy crime practice.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Fraud:Crime: Ranked Tier 4
Fraud:Crime: “Matthew is extremely bright and shrewd. He has a phenomenal work ethic. Clients appreciate his direct, smart approach.”
Ranked: Tier 3
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