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Matthew is Joint Head of Intellectual Property and Dispute Resolution at Waterfront.

Matthew undertakes a wide range of intellectual property and information technology work but specialises in IP and IT litigation, advising and acting for clients that range from SMEs, to large multi-national companies. He currently sits on the Law Society’s Intellectual Property Working Party. Matthew is an internationally recognised expert in domain name law and practice. He has been appointed by WIPO, Nominet and the Czech Arbitration Court to decide domain name disputes, having decided over 370 cases to date.


Matthew trained at Herbert Smith and became a partner in its IP and IT department in 2000. He joined Norton Rose in 2003 where he subsequently became the head of Intellectual Property and Information Technology dispute resolution. He joined Waterfront Solicitors in December 2008.