Matthew has a broad commercial practice, with an emphasis on contract, equity, professional negligence, corporations, defamation, corporate and personal insolvency, administrative law, and property disputes.
His work encompasses advice, drafting and representation for a diverse range of clients, appearing both as sole counsel or as a junior in the Supreme Court of Queensland, District Court of Queensland, Land Court of Queensland, Federal Circuit Court, and Magistrates Court of Queensland. He has conducted public examinations under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth).
Matthew draws on six years’ experience working as a solicitor in a busy commercial dispute resolution team in Brisbane, where he focussed on commercial litigation and personal and corporate insolvency matters, prior to being called to the Bar in 2016.
Matthew graduated from the University of Queensland in 2009 with degrees in Arts and Law (First Class Honours).
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