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Matthew Howarth

Partner - Head of Commercial Litigation

Services

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Intellectual Property

Matthew acts in high value and complex litigation cases.  He has extensive experience in acting for lending institutions on professional negligence and fraud recovery actions, and heads a team that has secured substantial recoveries for lenders against professional advisors.  He is a member of the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association. He also acts on contested pensions disputes and is acting on a substantial multi million pound S90 FSMA claim defending a former director of a PLC in relation to a £200 million rights issue.

He also advises clients on judicial review challenges and public inquiries and has acted for property developers, national supermarkets, land owners and individuals challenging public law decisions of local authorities and national government.  He has acted on many reported cases and is currently advising the National Gamekeepers Organisation in relation to a challenge against Natural England over its refusal to grant licences relating to buzzard removal.

Chambers and Partners (2016) describes Matthew as a litigator that “shows superb attention to detail and is always available to provide careful and thoroughly reasoned advice.”

 

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April 20, 2016

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April 14, 2016

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February 15, 2016

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