Areas of Expertise
Mediation & Arbitration
Trusts & Estates
Wills & Probate
Matthew was called to the Bar in 2004 and, since then, has practised primarily in the area of family law. He receives instructions to appear and advise from practitioners located in various capital cities and regional centres of Australia. Those who brief him range from sole practitioners to legal departments of national and international corporations.
Matthew has extensive experience in advice, trial and appellate work of varying complexity. Matthew is a foundation member of Waratah Chambers.
Prior to practising as a barrister, Matthew held employment in the Office of the C.E.O. in a major Australian bank. This included, for several years, appointments as the Company Secretary to many of the Bank’s significant subsidiary and joint venture companies in Australia. In addition, Matthew was appointed to manage the corporate reporting and oversight of various offshore subsidiaries, some of which were located in far flung locations.
In 2012, Matthew accepted an invitation extended by former colleagues of the Bank to be appointed the company secretary and external counsel to one of Australia’s fastest growing currency brokerage and market advisory firms. Matthew can therefore share his significant experience and knowledge in proceedings that involve corporate entities.
In addition to this, Matthew has hands-on experience in statutory drafting and interpretation as he was, for a time during his undergraduate years, a legislative adviser to a member of the Legislative Council of New South Wales.