Matt was born and raised in Belgium until he attended and graduated from the University of Exeter in 2017 with a 2.1 in a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) Degree. He then went on to achieve his Legal Practice Qualification and MSc in Law, Business and Management from the University of Law.
Straight out of University, Matt joined Samuels Solicitors as a Paralegal but quickly secured a training contract. During his training, Matt gained experience in a number of departments including litigation, conveyancing and private client. Although he enjoyed his time with each department, it was ultimately litigation that Matt chose to pursue when he qualified as Solicitor in August 2020.
Matt has a broad range of areas he can assist, with but he specialises in reputation management work, primarily dealing with libel and slander cases, the right to be forgotten and appeals to the Information Commissioner's Office.
Already in his short career, Matt has overseen a defamation claim that reached a trial at the Royal Courts of Justice in London and has successfully achieved favourable settlements against national newspapers including the The Daily Mail.
He has also dealt with a number of complex debt recovery matters including having to obtain a last minute freezing order to prevent the debtor from disposing of assets.
Matt has already had numerous excellent reviews online from clients who have appreciated his calm and considered advice, great attention to detail and prompt response time when dealing with their cases.
In his spare time, Matt is a Muay Thai competitor and trainer and enjoys hanging out with friends and visiting his family. He is also a keen runner and often takes part in half marathons around the country. Matt has a good working knowledge of both German and French.
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