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.
Notable Crime cases
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.
Ventre - Operation Venetic
Drugs and firearms – Acquitted.
Successful Newton Hearing reducing culpability from 30 kilos to the admitted 8 kilos.
Fensome - Murder
James Foy - Murder
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.