Matthew undertakes a broad range of civil work, with a particular focus on commercial disputes.
Before being called to the Bar, Matthew practiced for six years as a solicitor in Queensland, focussing on commercial litigation and personal and corporate insolvency matters. He has a particular focus on contract, equity, professional negligence, corporations, defamation, and property disputes.
Matthew graduated from the University of Queensland in 2009 with degrees in Arts and Law (Hons I).
Matthew’s experience as a solicitor includes acting in a broad range of disputes in the Federal Court of Australia, Federal Circuit Court of Australia, and in the Supreme, District and Magistrates Courts of Queensland. He has acted for a broad range of corporate and non-corporate clients, including listed entities.
As a solicitor, Matthew has acted for clients in the property, technology, agricultural, and mining and engineering sectors. His experience includes acting for and advising clients on all aspects of corporate and personal insolvency disputes, including acting for (and against) voluntary administrators, liquidators, and receivers.
Matthew has acted in shareholder, trusts, and partnership disputes, and in disputes involving breaches of fiduciary duties by trustees and company directors. He has also acted in professional negligence claims involving solicitors and civil engineers, and in judicial review proceedings in the Supreme Court of Queensland.
Bar Association of Queensland
2010-2016 Associate, HopgoodGanim Lawyers, Brisbane
2013-2014 Guest Lecturer, “Civil Procedure”, T. C. Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland
2009 Bachelor of Laws (Hons I), University of Queensland
2009 Bachelor of Arts, University of Queensland