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Matthew Collings QC

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2022 Ranked in 6 departments
Ranked in : Company , Restructuring/Insolvency , Chancery: Commercial , Fraud: Civil , Offshore , Commercial Dispute Resolution
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Company - London (Bar)

Band 2

Matthew Collings QC
Matthew Collings QC is a solid performer in court who has been instructed in several reported cases, as well as expert determinations, mediations and arbitration proceedings. His broad practice spans company, insolvency and commercial chancery work, and he is notably active in shareholder disputes.
Strengths: "Tenacious, knowledgeable and creative."
Recent work: Acted in TMO Renewables v Reeves, a claim against directors for breach of fiduciary duty.
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Restructuring/Insolvency - London (Bar)

Band 4

Matthew Collings QC
Matthew Collings QC is a highly proficient practitioner who demonstrates great skill in offshore insolvency matters. He routinely handles cases that are complex, high-value and high-profile. He has significant trial and appellate experience.
Strengths: "He is vastly experienced, spots the big points before they've even been raised and is always two steps ahead. He is also superb with clients."
Recent work: Acted in Blackpool Football Club Properties v Cooper, a claim against former court-appointed receivers for sale at an undervalue.
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Chancery: Commercial - London (Bar)

Band 2

Matthew Collings QC
Strengths: "Thorough and very committed to his clients."
Recent work: Acted in Maranello Rosso Ltd v Lohomij BV, a multimillion-pound claim against the auctioneers Bonhams concerning the sale of a collection of cars including a Ferrari which set a world record price for a car at auction.
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Fraud: Civil - London (Bar)

Band 4

Matthew Collings QC
Matthew Collings QC is routinely instructed in significant cases of alleged fraud, including courtroom trials and arbitrations. He has appeared before the Supreme Court multiple times.
Strengths: "Wonderful to work with."
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Offshore - London (Bar)

Band 3

Matthew Collings QC
Matthew Collings QC regularly appears for clients in both initial and appellate proceedings across the BVI, the Cayman Islands and Hong Kong. He is skilled in a diverse array of company, insolvency and company litigation matters. He provides additional strength in civil fraud matters.
Strengths: "Experienced in knotty cross-border cases."
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Commercial Dispute Resolution - London (Bar)

Band 4

Matthew Collings QC
Strengths: "Vastly experienced, he spots the big points before they have even been raised, and is always two steps ahead. He is superb with clients, and an obvious choice for legally complex fraud matters."
Recent work: Instructed for the claimants in Upham v HSBC UK Bank, a claim for hundreds of millions of pounds by over 350 victims of the failed Eclipse Film Finance scheme.
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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), for which he is recommended in Chambers UK, Chambers Global and The Legal 500.

Matthew is an experienced trial and appellate advocate (here 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, Jamaica, the Bahamas, and Iceland. 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.

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