Matthew is a senior associate in HFW’s London shipping department. He works with shipowners, NVOCs and transport operators, cargo interests and insurers on logistics and supply chain-related disputes and projects. Matthew’s dispute resolution and litigation practice includes claims arising out of the carriage of goods, which encompasses defence work, cargo recovery, and salvage and general average claims; representing ports and terminal operators on third-party liability, property damage and business interruption claims; and marine insurance policy and commercial disputes. Matthew also provides advisory services to transport operators on standard terms and conditions and contracts of carriage, and to insurers on products and policy wordings.

Matthew was ranked in Chambers UK (2014, 2015 and 2016) as an ‘associate to watch’. He ‘attracts a great deal of praise for his work in salvage claims’. Clients say that ‘he knows the industry and the way it works’.