Matthew was admitted as a solicitor in June 2017, and during that time has obtained extensive experience in commercial litigation and dispute resolution, including:
- Acting for liquidators in insolvency disputes, such as unfair preference claims, insolvent trading claims and uncommercial transaction claims and public examinations of company directors;
- Acting for landlords and tenants in residential and commercial property disputes;
- Acting for franchisees in franchise disputes;
- Acting for both body corporates and lot owners in body corporate law disputes;
- Acting for companies and individuals in intellectual property disputes and disputes concerning breaches of confidential information;
- Acting for suppliers and consumers in relation to disputes concerning breaches of consumer law;
- Acting for parties in private nuisances claims, professional negligence claims as well as debt recovery matters.
Matthew appreciates the stresses and commercial realities in resolving any dispute and strives to provide simple “real-world” advice so that he can focus on obtaining the best outcome for each of his clients, having regard to their specific circumstances.
Prior to his career in law, Matthew was a professional saxophonist, having completed a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music. Matthew continues to nurture his passion for music to this day. While out of the office, he enjoys getting to the beach and having a surf when he can.
Recent matter involvement
- Acting on behalf of two companies in the Supreme Court of Queensland in relation to a dispute concerning a breach of confidential information and partnership agreement, with the matter being resolved within 3 months of engagement;
- Acting on behalf of various liquidators and successfully negotiating the resolution of over 10 claims in less than 4 months, with the value of some of those claims being upwards of between $100,00 and $600,000;
- Acting on behalf of a consumer in relation to the purchase of a defective vehicle worth in excess of $130,000 and successfully settling the dispute with the manufacturer so that the consumer was placed in a similar position as before purchase; and
- Acting on behalf of a creditor seeking the repayment of a debt in excess of $200,000, ultimately seeing the creditor receive summary judgment in their favour.
Qualifications and Memberships
- Bachelor of Music
- Bachelor of Laws
- Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
- Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland
- Solicitor of the High Court of Australia
- Member of the Queensland Law Society
- Member of Queensland Young Lawyers