Matthew currently accepts instructions in criminal matters.

Before starting becoming a Barrister,  Matthew was a manager at Santander bank. He also volunteered for a legal charity where he regularly represented clients in the First-tier Tribunal.


  • Bar Professional Training Course, Northumbria University (Outstanding)
  • Bachelor of Laws, University College London (2:1)
  • Whitley Bay High School and Sixth Form


  • The Trinity Chambers Prize for the best performance on the BPTC
  • The Park Lane Plowden Chambers Prize for the best advocate on the BPTC
  • Baron Dr Ver Heyden de Lancey Prize, Middle Temple
  • Certificate of Honour, Middle Temple
  • First Place – Richard Murtagh Memorial Moot, Middle Temple
  • First Place – National rounds of the Telders International Moot Court Competition


  • Criminal Bar Association

Clerking team

Liam Gorman

Lead Criminal & Regulatory Clerk

0191 245 9521

Clerk (Middlesbrough)

01642 247 569

Criminal & Regulatory Clerk

0191 245 9542

Criminal Clerk

0191 245 9550