Matthew is the firm’s commercial property lawyer specialising in all areas of property law relating to commercial property.
Matthew joined the firm as a trainee Legal Executive in 1994 in the criminal law department. His role at that time included advising clients at the police station, and preparing cases for hearing before the Magistrates and Crown Court.
Matthew qualified as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives in May 2004.
In 2007 Matthew transferred to the firm’s commercial property department and now works exclusively in that area of law. Matthew also has knowledge and experience of dealing with company law matters. Matthew specialises in various areas of commercial property including, but not limited to:
- Purchase and sale of freehold and leasehold properties
- Drafting and negotiating business leases for landlords and tenants
- Advising on business tenancy security documentation
- Acquisition and sales of businesses
- Option Agreements
- Pre-emption Agreements
- Deeds of Variation
- Agricultural property transactions
Matthew is also the clerk to the Trustees of five associated charities which act together under the umbrella title of the Lowestoft Charity Board. Previous partners and employees of the practice have fulfilled this role for the Charities for a period in excess of 150 years. The aims of these Charities include the provision of a sheltered housing complex with 67 units for older persons, and making grants to persons in need and students in higher education.
Matthew was born and raised in the Great Yarmouth area, and continues to live close to the town with his wife and children. He is a supporter of Norwich City Football Club and has been a season ticket holder for over 20 years. Matthew also coaches a youth team at Freethorpe FC, and holds a FA Level 1 Coaching qualification. He is also an FA qualified Mini Soccer Referee. In his spare time Matthew enjoys running, and has completed various local running events at 10k, 10 mile and half-marathon distances.