Matt is a specialist property litigation lawyer with 18 years’ experience advising businesses, individuals, charities, trusts and other law firms based both in the UK and overseas, on contentious property issues. He is described in Legal 500 as "forward thinking" and "head and shoulders above the competition... his knowledge in the space is second to none". Recognised in Chambers & Partners as a leading individual in the region, Matt is described as “up and coming”, "responsive and effective" and as having "good technical knowledge"
After training at Leeds firm Ford & Warren and qualifying into their property litigation team in 2001, Matt moved to Clarion where he was promoted to senior associate. From there Matt went on to found and lead successful specialist property litigation teams at 3 consecutive firms attracting positive media recognition, being instructed by a string of high profile clients across the globe and attaining partnership in 2012.
Matt’s practice encompasses all aspects of:commercial, residential and agricultural property disputes, including landlord and tenant matters, boundary disputes, adverse possession, rights of way, rights of light, ransom strips, contamination, dangerous buildings, squatters, contractual issues, restrictive covenants, nuisance, village green registrations, leasehold enfranchisement and property based professional negligence. He frequently deals with tribunal work and land registry adjudications as well as traditional court based litigation and has a high success rate at mediation.
Matt has particular experience in the transport sector and has acted for many of the major national players in the rail and bus sector. He also has considerable experience acting for high net worth buy to let property investors based both in the UK and around the world, with particular focus on the London residential property market.
Matt is married with 2 daughters and in his spare time enjoys performing with his band Arden Beck, running, cycling and triathlon.
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