Matthew practices in a broad range of commercial law matters, with a focus on insolvency, banking and finance, professional negligence, insurance and the Australian Consumer Law.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Matthew was a Senior Associate at Russell Kennedy.  He worked there for ten years in the Dispute Resolution and Banking & Finance Litigation practice groups.

At Russell Kennedy, Matthew acted for:

  • Liquidators and bankruptcy trustees in relation to all aspects of corporate and personal insolvency;
  • Thermomix in Australia Pty Ltd in Federal Court proceedings brought against it by the ACCC for breaches of the Australian Consumer Law;
  • A wide range of banks, non-bank lenders and finance corporations in the enforcement of their security interests; and
  • Large and small insurers in relation to indemnity, liability and quantum disputes for property damage in the County and Magistrates’ Courts.

Matthew also spent more than 13 months on secondment at the Financial Ombudsman Service where he assisted with the resolution of disputes against financial planners and life insurers.

Matthew is reading with Catherine Gobbo and his senior mentor is Robert Heath QC.

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PH +61 3 +61 3 9225 7329

Owen Dixon Chambers West
Ground Floor, 525 Lonsdale St
Melbourne Victoria 3000

Practice Areas

Commercial Law
Banking & Finance
Transport Law
Property & Probate
Insurance Law & Professional Negligence Law
Corporations Law & Securities Law
Contractual Disputes
Competition Law & Consumer Law
Civil Procedure Law
Bankruptcy Law & Insolvency Law
Building Law & Construction Law
Common Law
Intentional Torts
Insurance Law
Energy Law & Resources Law
Equity & Trusts
Insurance Law
Motor Vehicle Insurance
Life Insurance
Professional Negligence


Admitted to the Legal Profession:
22 Apr 2009
Signed Victorian Bar Roll:
10 May 2018


LLB (Hons), BCom (Accounting Major)