Described as a “formidable advocate”, Matthew’s work encompasses a variety of civil litigation and some criminal defence.
While believing strongly that almost all disputes are best settled out of court, he zealously fights his client’s corner when court action becomes necessary. Matthew has appeared in the Court of Appeal, the High Court as well as the Industrial Court, Equal Opportunities Tribunal and various courts and tribunals.
While Matthew accepts work in a broad range of areas, as a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Birmingham (UK) whose thesis focuses on Caribbean constitutional law, many of Matthew’s cases have a constitutional and/or administrative law dimension.
Prior to self-employed practice, Matthew was the Manager of a specialist university spin off based in Oxford, UK. Having set up the unit, during his tenure the unit focussed on Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Bribery laws in small jurisdictions and tax havens. Following this he spent a brief stint as the head of regulatory and compliance in a Trinidad and Tobago financial securities firm.