Matthew Curtis is a barrister with a wealth of experience handling discrimination claims. He undertakes work on behalf of respondents arising from a variety of sectors, including from the fields of healthcare, retail and technology.
Strengths: "He is a great advocate who was able to handle a difficult self-representing claimant." "He is a competent and courteous opponent."
Recent work: Acted for John Lewis, defending claims of disability discrimination and unfair dismissal.
Chambers UK 2022/Employment/Western Bar
Strengths: "He is well liked by clients, technically excellent and a great advocate."
Recent work: Represented Kingston University Service Company in a six-day whistle-blowing, age discrimination, sex discrimination, unfair dismissal and TUPE claim. The claimant was an HR director working for the university.
Chambers UK 2021/Employment/Western Bar
‘His persuasive advocacy style is highly regarded, and his excellent interpersonal skills that puts parties and witnesses at ease.’
Legal 500 2022/Employment/Leading Junior/Western Circuit
'As an advocate, he is a calm, deliberate and extremely effective persuader.’
Legal 500 2021/Employment/Western Circuit
‘Well-liked by clients for his clear and concise advice.’
Legal 500 2020/Employment/Western Circuit
‘Very experienced in discrimination cases.’
Legal 500 2018/19/Employment/Western Circuit
‘Very personable, articulate and thorough.’
Legal 500 2017/Employment/Western Circuit
Matthew Curtis - "A calm and effective advocate, who shows thorough preparation and meticulous attention to detail."
Legal 500 2016/Employment/Western Circuit
Matthew Curtis - "He comes across confidently when delivering a case to tribunal."
Legal 500 2015/Employment/Western Circuit
Matthew Curtis - "A very competent barrister, with excellent commercial and communication skills."
Legal 500 2014/Employment/Western Circuit
Matthew Curtis - "Recognised as a rising star who punches well above his height."
Legal 500 2013/Employment/Western Circuit
"I just wanted to reach out to you following the conclusion of [our] case. In fact, prior to receiving judgement I’d already decided I would contact your chambers, feeling compelled to write a few words of gratitude toward Matthew Curtis. The manner in which he handled our case, such professionalism, efficiency and good nature, was second to none. Should the company again find itself in an employment issue requiring representation, I’ll be calling 3PB. Great job!"
"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."
"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]