Boddy Matthews

Kate Matthews

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Practice Areas

Partner and head of risk management, franchising and dispute resolution. Conducts major commercial disputes frequently with EU or international implications in particular in the aviation, construction and franchising sectors. Specialises in contractual commercial claims, business disagreements, franchising disputes, warranty claims, shareholder and partnership disputes, injunctive/interlocutory relief, professional negligence, debts and enforcement, insolvency. Has wide experience of all levels of courts and ADR techniques particularly mediation and arbitration.


Herbert Smith (Freehills) 1989-95; Kirkwoods 1995-98; Shadbolt LLP 1998-2010 (partner from 2001). Stevens & Bolton LLP (partner) 2010-13; Boddy Matthews Limited (Co-Founding Partner) 2013 - present.

Professional Memberships

Law Society of England and Wales; Associate Member of the American Bar Association; AWLL. Past President of East Surrey Chamber of Commerce and other associated Chambers of Commerce; Past Committee Member of British Expertise; Affiliate Member of British Franchise Association and EWIF South Co Chair.


Kate is a respected speaker at UK and International Conferences on legal issues. She has authored a wide range of published articles on e-disclosure/ADR/costs/shareholders’ rights/Companies Act litigation/arbitrations/foreign judgments/Madoff/defamation/franchise disputes, mediation and ADR and privacy rights. Kate is an accredited mediator with the BFA.


Leisure interests sport and family.