Maitland Chambers

Matthew Collings QC

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Practice Areas

Over 150 reported cases establish the breadth of Matthew’s expertise in his specialist areas covering Company, Insolvency, and Commercial Chancery (litigation and advisory work). Matthew is an experienced trial and appellate advocate (in England and abroad), and also regularly appears in tribunals, as well as arbitrations, expert determinations and mediations. Recent trials include the well-publicised disputes of Conway v Eze, and Conran Holdings. Recent appeals include two leading cases in the Supreme Court: Patel v Mirza on illegality, and FHR on constructive trusts. An extensive offshore practice embraces matters in Hong Kong, the Channel Islands, and Singapore. Matthew has been called to the Bar in the Cayman Islands; and in the BVI, where he has appeared in a number of substantial applications, trials and appeals, including Staray Capital v Cha recently in the Privy Council.

Professional Memberships

Chancery Bar Association, COMBAR, Insolvency Lawyers Association, INSOL International and Commerical Fraud Lawyers Association. Former Member, Insolvency Rules Advisory Committee.