Barrister profile for UK Bar 2022
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Employment - Western (Bar)
Matthew Curtis is a barrister with a wealth of experience handling discrimination claims. He undertakes work on behalf of respondents arising from a variety of sectors, including from the fields of healthcare, retail and technology.
Strengths: "He is a great advocate who was able to handle a difficult self-representing claimant." "He is a competent and courteous opponent."
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Matthew has a wealth of experience in Employment law, appearing regularly in the Employment Tribunal and EAT on behalf of both employers and employees. Matthew’s caseload comprises cases which take place over multiple days, with a discrimination, protected disclosure or TUPE element.
Matthew is particularly adept at getting to grips with the details in technically complex cases, demonstrated by a number of cases he has undertaken for airports and flight schools requiring detailed understanding of Aviation law, and also for regulated professions such as care homes and schools requiring an understanding of the CQC/Ofsted requirements. Matthew is instructed by large national corporations and solicitors from across the country as well as individual claimants who require a dedicated, competent and technically able barrister. His work includes the retail, aviation and education sectors.
He is recommended for his thorough preparation and meticulous attention to detail. Matthew is frequently asked to advise on all aspects of an employment law dispute, from drafting merits and pleadings to appropriate quantum and terms of settlement.
Year of call: 2006
Employment Law Bar Association
Employment Lawyers Association