About my services
Matthew has over ten years’ experience as a barrister, having previously been trained as a solicitor by market leading litigators. Matthew takes a strategic and commercial approach to litigation, spanning very substantial resources litigation to joint venture and business disputes. He is listed as a Leading Junior Counsel in Doyle’s Guide in the areas of Arbitration, Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Insolvency.
Matthew’s practice focuses primarily on resources, building & construction, professional negligence and insolvency. He also has strong practices in insurance, intellectual property, banking & finance and property matters. His referring solicitors include top tier national and international firms, interstate firms, Crown agencies and numerous mid-tier and smaller firms.
In the pro bono sphere, Matthew is the immediate past president of LawRight Inc, the Chair of the Queensland Legal Assistance Forum, and a member of the Bar Association of Queensland Pro Bono Committee. He regularly performs pro bono casework and attends a number of direct access services, particularly for refugee, elderly or indigenous clients, with an increasing guardianship practice.
Matthew is also a keen proponent of alternative dispute resolution, including as a party representative or mediator. He holds a Certificate in Adjudication (pursuant to the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004), has post-graduate qualifications in arbitration and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Experience and qualifications
Master of Diplomacy & Trade