Matthew Curtis

Year of Call: 2006
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Telephone: 01962 868 884

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Matthew’s commercial practice links nicely with his Employment practice, enabling him to advise on directors actions, TUPE provisions, restrictive covenants and related matters.

He is instructed to appear in the County Court and the High Court in contractual disputes, negligence matters and insolvency proceedings including statutory demands and advising on creditor’s entitlements and Matthew advises on and drafts pleadings in tort, contract and negligence matters on all tracks.

Matthew's attention to detail and ability to digest technical facts has enabled him to work across a number of industries from construction clients to property corporations and sole proprietors advising on all aspects of contract law.

Recent cases include

  • Successfully defending a claim against a watch dealership based in Hatton Garden; the case involved allegations of defective title and issues of agency and equitable tracing
  • Acting for a homeowner in a claim against a well known window installer for defective installation and mis-selling
  • Appealing/seeking to set aside a £1.7milion order against an individual in insolvency proceedings
  • Defending claims of defective workmanship in the building of a swimming pool outhouse.


Matthew Curtis - "A calm and effective advocate, who shows thorough preparation and meticulous attention to detail."
Legal 500 2016/Regional Bar – Western Circuit, Employment law

Matthew Curtis - "He comes across confidently when delivering a case to tribunal."
Legal 500 2015/Regional Bar – Western Circuit, Employment law

Matthew Curtis - "A very competent barrister, with excellent commercial and communication skills."
Legal 500 2014/Regional Bar – Western Circuit, Employment law

Matthew Curtis - "Recognised as a rising star who punches well above his height."
Legal 500 2013/Regional Bar – Western Circuit, Employment law

Client Testimonials 

"Can I take this opportunity to thank you for instructing Matthew to represent me in the tribunal, he was absolutely brilliant in everything he did." [Employment client]

"Thank you so much for representing us on Thursday. We couldn't have had a better barrister! You were so organised [and] articulate and managed to get a grasp extremely quickly on a very unusual case resulting in winning. This is more outstanding due to the huge file that you had to go through in such a short time. We were very impressed with your confident presentation to the judge whom I think rather enjoyed listening to your argument. Thank you once again and we wish you success in your future cases. I would say good luck but with all the hard work you do I don't think you will need it." [Civil case]

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Academic qualifications

  • Middle Temple
  • King's College, London - LLB (Hons)
  • Inns of Court School Law - BVC

Professional qualifications & appointments

  • CIPD conduct hearing panel member

Professional bodies

  • Employment Law Bar Association
  • Employment Lawyers Association
  • Personal Injury Bar Association

Direct Access

Matthew Curtis is qualified to accept instructions directly from members of the public and professional clients under the Direct Public Access scheme.

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